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Why Is Denmark So Happy? Genes, Study Says

A new study out of the U.K. claims genetics might determine a country’s collective happiness.


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Study: Friends Actually Are Family (Sort Of)

You might have even more in common with your friends than you think. In fact, you probably share some of the same genes.


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Study: Alcoholics May Have Serotonin Deficit

Researchers studied the relationship between alcohol consumption and variations in a gene involved in processing the brain chemical serotonin.


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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.


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Studying Wounds’ Electrical Fields

Scientists are researching whether there are genes that enable cells to respond to electrical signals in the body and whether this helps with wound healing.


WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13:  People walk out of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics case that human genes can not be patented, but ruled synthetically produced genetic material can be patented.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Geneticist Celebrates Court Ruling That Genes Cannot Be Patented

A University of Pennsylvania geneticist is hailing today’s Supreme Court ruling that says naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented.


Legal Boundaries Of Marrying A Relative

What does the law say about marrying a relative?


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New Article Sheds Light On The Quest For Long Life

No one has ever found a Fountain of Youth, but today’s search focuses, not in Florida, but our genes.


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Unexpected Results Of Genetic Testing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has released recommendations that if a person, during genetic testing, is incidentally found to have a life-threatening genetic disease, they need to know about it.


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Alzheimer’s Research Leads To New Clues

New research explains how a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk can cause vascular defects in the brain.


Complex Traits Getting Easier To Understand

Some physical traits, known as complex or polygenic traits, are regulated by more than one gene so studying them and trying to predict them can also be complex.