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Women Have Always Outnumbered Men, According To Our Genes

By | Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00

Even though men are slightly ahead today, woman have historically been the dominant sex, according to new genetic research.


Can Silicon Valley Cure Death? It's Trying

By | Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:41

Tech giants are investing millions in research to prevent, or reverse, aging. On Wednesday, Google announced a $1.5 billion bet on new anti-death drugs.

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Scientists Predict Personality Trait Using The DNA In Spit

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00

Scientists can read the genetic source of "choice bias," a phenomenon that manifests as a personality quirk. What's next?


Latin Americans More Likely To Be Diabetic Due To Neanderthal Genes From 60,000 Years Ago

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:00

Scientists have discovered a gene variant that provides clues as to why Latin Americans are more likely to develop diabetes than others.


How Do Stem Cells Create Tumors?

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:00

A new development in the growth of stem cell tumors has found that upregulating or downregulating a certain signaling pathway can manage how the tumors grow.


How Meditation Influences Gene Expression, Suppresses Inflammation

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:50

Mindfulness meditation may influence gene expression and suppress symptoms in people with chronic inflammatory disorders.

THC Exposure Alters Genetic Expression

Cannabis Effects Passed Down Three Generations In Rats

By | Sun, 12/01/2013 - 17:21

As marijuana gains popular support in America, some researchers are saying that it changes the expression of genes associated with motivation in up to three generations of offspring.


Gene Behind Panic Disorder Discovered; Targeting Fear Memories Could Lead To Treatment

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:35

Scientists have pinpointed the gene behind panic disorder's hallmark fear-related memory production.

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Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe Founder, Responds To FDA

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:53

The founder of genetic testing company 23andMe defends the accuracy of her genome testing product.


Newly Identified Gene Could Explain Why Up To 90% Of Obesity Cases Are Inherited

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:44

New research has uncovered a link between a gene found in both human and mice that controls appetite and the lack of energy related to obesity.

Epigenetic Change May Confer Cocaine Immunity To Sons

Sons Of Addicted Fathers Less Likely To Be Addicted, Feel Its Effects

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 14:28

In animal experimentation, genetic changes to the brain's neurons could mean protection from cocaine — at least for male offspring of cocaine-addicted male rats.

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How Happiness Affects Your Genes: Chronic Stress Primes Cells To Fight Nonexistent Infection

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:56

Long-term, sustained stress can have an impact on health – and now scientists have found it changes gene expression.


Calvin Brezgel, Wisconsin Baby Born Without Eyes, Battles Rare Genetic Disorder

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 00:42

A deaf Wisconsin baby, who was also born without eyes, struggles with a rare genetic disorder called SOX2 anophthalmia.


Mutations In Breast Cancer Patients May Explain Resistance To Anti-Estrogen Therapy

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:15

A set of mutations could help scientists understand why so many breast cancer patients become resistant to anti-estrogen therapy.


OCD And Tourette Syndrome Are Highly Heritable

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:40

By testing for single causative genes, scientists have confirmed that OCD and Tourette syndrome are disorders likely to be inherited.