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Are facial expressions genetic?

“The statistical correlation between the facial expressions of sighted and blind individuals was almost perfect,” Matsumoto said. “This suggests something ...

Owning genes

While the country breathlessly waits for the Supreme Court to decide on Obamacare, there is another court battle to keep ...

Bonobo genome completed

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has ...

Stress blocks gene that guards brain against depression

Chronic stress appears to block a gene that guards against brain atrophy associated with depression, according to a study in ...

Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or ...
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How did species evolve? Giants of genetic theory go mano a mano

A disagreement between the twin giants of genetic theory, Harvard University's Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson of Oxford University, is ...

Manipulating chromatin loops to regulate genes may offer future treatments for blood diseases

In exploring how proteins interact with crucial DNA sequences to regulate gene activity, researchers have shed light on key biological ...

Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does ...

Ovarian cancer: experts call for genetic screening

Women with nonmucinous ovarian cancer should be routinely screened for BRCA1/2 mutations, say the Australian authors of groundbreaking research which ...
Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Is being gay in people's DNA? A new study was launched earlier this year to try and find the elusive ...

Women have higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

A major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease – the E4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene -- manifests ...

Study suggests expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA-the genetic instructions ...

Rewriting DNA to understand what it says

Our ability to "read" DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors

An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...

Is Gattaca becoming real?

The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattacaportrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered (GE) with certain desirable ...
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Personal Genomics: DNA helps Michelle Obama discover white ancestral roots, provides window into history of slavery

One of the remarkable innovations brought on by the DNA revolution is the ability to trace our personal and family ...

Human microbiome project provides census of thousands of microbes that live in and on us

It was a major feat when more than a decade ago, scientists deciphered the first human genome, containing 22,000 or ...

Older dads may produce offspring with long lives, study suggests

Fathers who wait until they're almost 40 to have children may provide a unique benefit to their offspring: longer lives ...
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Is genetic testing for dementia appropriate?

Would you want to know if you had a genetic risk factor forAlzheimer's or dementia? And, if you did know, ...

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

Unbeknownst to Bennett, giving his wife a C-section might have affected their daughter’s DNA, her children’s and her grandchildren’s. People ...
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Brave new world of genetics requires safeguards, some experts say

Advancements in human genetic research could lead to improved patient care, but safeguards are needed to protect against the misuse ...

Eatings disorders linked to genes

There should be no guilt or shame with an eating disorder. These feelings are common. But new research tells us ...

Genetic screening of unborn babies ‘may not be 100 pc accurate’

New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into ...
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How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer’s gene?

Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers ...

Noninvasive genetic test for Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome highly accurate

Using a noninvasive test on maternal blood that deploys a novel biochemical assay and a new algorithm for analysis, scientists ...

Baby’s genome deciphered prenatally from parents’ lab tests

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a baby in the womb without tapping its protective fluid sac. This non-invasive ...