Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.
Researchers studied the relationship between alcohol consumption and variations in a gene involved in processing the brain chemical serotonin.
People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.
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.
Bad news for those who have two parents suffering from Alzheimer’s: You may already have signs of the brain-destroying disease.
A new study finds that if specific brca1/2 gene mutations are anywhere in your family, you have an increased risk of breast cancer.
There is a really strange study being done at McMaster University in Canada. They asked the question, why is there menopause?
What does the law say about marrying a relative?
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?
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.
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.
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”.
A study of mutated genes associated with breast cancer shows that there is a wide variety of genes leading to problems.
The environment your ancestors lived in and the different chemicals such as pesticides and fungicides they were exposed to could affect a woman’s ovaries.
As a doctor, I have been consistently taught that you are born with certain DNA and that cannot be changed. But, according to research in the journal Cell, this is not necessarily true.