Genetics

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Study: DNA Linked To How Much Coffee You Drink

Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a huge study has identified some genes that may play a role.

10/07/2014

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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.

08/05/2014

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Addiction May Be Neurological Disorder

Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.

06/25/2014

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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.

05/29/2014

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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.

03/24/2014

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‘Tone Deaf’ Could Be Inherited Trait

Now you have an excuse if you can’t sing. A new study shows that musical aptitude is a complex behavioral trait and is at least partially inherited.

03/19/2014

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Study: Those Who Have Parents With Alzheimer’s May Be Inheriting Brain Abnormalities

Bad news for those who have two parents suffering from Alzheimer’s: You may already have signs of the brain-destroying disease.

02/17/2014

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Genetic Predictor Of Breast Cancer

A new study finds that if specific brca1/2 gene mutations are anywhere in your family, you have an increased risk of breast cancer.

12/10/2013

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Could Men Be Causing Menopause?

There is a really strange study being done at McMaster University in Canada. They asked the question, why is there menopause?

06/17/2013

Legal Boundaries Of Marrying A Relative

What does the law say about marrying a relative?

05/30/2013

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Reporting Disturbing Genetic Findings To Patients

As we are able to learn more and more about our genetic code and can start to predict potential health risks years ahead, are people ready to hear about it years in advance?

05/14/2013

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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.

03/26/2013

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Using DNA To Unlock The Mysteries Of Autism

Researchers at Rutgers have collected DNA samples from numerous families that have a single autistic child, in hopes of shedding some light on the disabling disorder.

09/12/2012

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Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost Romney

It isn’t just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and “evolutionary biology” Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, “Like a Boss”.

08/23/2012

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Advances In Breast Cancer Research

A study of mutated genes associated with breast cancer shows that there is a wide variety of genes leading to problems.

05/23/2012

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