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Genetic screening identifies genes linked to human skeletal disease

A genetic screening approach to studying bone disease has found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggests a ...

Your diet affects your grandchildren’s DNA, scientists say

You are what you eat, the saying goes. And, according to two new genetic studies, you are what your mother, ...

Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly

Characterized by a hidden defect in certain cardiac cells, the syndrome had several bizarre variants. One type results in cardiac ...

Company seeks FDA approval for personal DNA test

Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test in a move ...

Man-made proteins put a new twist on evolution – and they fight the flu

Man-made proteins. You may have never heard of them, but you will. They are set to become huge change agents ...

Elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth discovered

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and ...

Researchers discover gene mutations that causes paralysis in patients from childhood

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body ...

Olympic medicine: Are elite athletes really healthier than the rest of us?

As Los Angeles Times science writer Jon Bardin wrote in a recent article, “There are numerous genetic factors known to ...

Sea creature called lancelet’s genetic mistake was a big win for humans

How did we arrive where we are? A dainty, quill-like sea creature called a lancelet provides the best evidence that ...

New gene mutation associated with Congenital Myopathy

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a new cause of congenital myopathy: a mutation in a previously uncharacterized gene, according ...
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Human family tree gets another “mysterious” branch: Neanderthal-type species once roamed Africa, DNA shows

The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African “sister species” to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that ...
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Genes influence whether psych drugs lead to weight gain

Researchers have discovered two genetic variants associated with substantial, rapid weight gain in people taking antipsychotic medications. The researchers said ...

First genetic sequence of individual human sperm

Sperm cells can look the same with a similar tadpole appearance. However, the cells showcase differences among the genes. Recently, ...

Early Africans mated with mystery species of humans

The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African “sister species” to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that ...

New genomic sequencing method enables ‘smarter’ anaysis of individual cells

Research published in the July 22 issue of Nature Biotechnology, shows for the first time that a novel genomic sequencing ...

New book seeks to unravel the genetic code that makes us human

There's enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. But don't confuse DNA ...

Why black athletes dominate the sprinting world

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Vast gene study raises hope for colon cancer drugs

More than 200 researchers investigating colon cancer tumors have found genetic vulnerabilities that could lead to powerful new treatments. The ...

European regulators back western world’s first gene therapy drug

European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug -- after rejecting it on three previous ...

Of flies and men: Scientists make interesting discovery of how flies regulate sex genes, could be important for humans in the future

What do you get when you dissect 10 000 fruit-fly larvae? A team of researchers led by the EMBL-European Bioinformatics ...
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Is IQ in the genes? The PC hypocrisy of intelligence studies.

In his new book, the brilliant psychologist James Flynn, of Otago University in New Zealand, has revealed that, for the ...

Tarnished medals: Will genetic engineering change the Olympics?

Will the Olympics as we know it survive genetic engineering? That seems to be the question behind a new opinion ...

World’s first patient-initiated, crowdfunded genome sequencing project uncovers young child’s unknown genetic disease

The Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a non-profit organization that uses genome sequencing and other biotechnology to help children with rare ...

Should pregnant women be offered genome screening for their unborn baby?

With researchers announcing this week that they were able to sequence the genome of a fetus using only a blood ...

Native Americans migrated to the New World in three waves, Harvard-led DNA analysis shows

An exhaustive study of DNA taken from dozens of Native American groups that span from Canada to the tip of ...
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Genetic tests for Alzheimer’s disease a comfort for the majority

Several genetic tests are available for Alzheimer’s disease, both for the general public and for those with a family history ...

Dispelling myths about Jews and genetics

The current issue of Moment, the Jewish-focused general interest magazine, has an informative, fascinating feature of the medical and historical ...
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Are Ethiopians descended from the Queen of Sheba?

Razib Khan of Discover Magazine’s Gene Expression blog, challenges the facile reporting in a slew of articles based on an ...