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DNA & ancestry: We all carry “Jewish genes”

This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...
Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Dr. Ruthie Harper will tell you that beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and it's all about your DNA ...

Safeguards against misuse of genetic data urged

Recent scientific progress includes the mapping of the entire human genetic code, or genome, which was completed in 2003, and ...

Genetics affect odds of quitting smoking

Genetics can help predict whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication ...

Personhood vs. stem cell research

Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July ...

Drawn to sweets or fats? Blame your genes

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds certain genes may predict a person's food choices ...
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Genes that stunts infants` growth found

Scientists have identified a gene mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome, a rare disorder that causes stunted growth in babies, a ...

Genes may hold the key to a life of success, study suggests

Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was ...

Gene screens show Appalachian Mulungeons likely of sub-Saharan ancestry

For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents ...

Is addiction genetic?

Is addiction a moral defect, a mental illness or a party trick gone wrong? Two events, a policy and a ...

Gene discovery could lead to birth control pill for men

When it comes to birth control, numerous options are available to women to help them regulate their menstrual cycle and ...

‘Marry out?’ Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews have historically been an endogamous population. Marrying within the group remains important to many Jews because endogamy is ...
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Turning DNA into a hard drive

Silicon-based computers are fine for typing term papers and surfing the Web, but scientists want to make devices that can ...

Researchers use light to switch on gene expression

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using ...

Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans

In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has ...

How environmental effects regulate genes

Swiss researchers provide evidence that a protein in the cell nucleus responds to environmental stimuli like a kind of sensor, ...

Study finds voter genetics may predict election outcomes

New studies led by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows specific genetic traits may predispose people to ...

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon be routine part of each patient’s medical record

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in ...
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Scientists deploy genetics in search for bigfoot

Scientists are turning to genetic testing to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known ...
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What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...

New technique reveals unseen information in DNA code

Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different ...

New fetal DNA test detects Down syndrome

A simple blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby ...
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California considers DNA privacy law

California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing ...

Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations

Why do we see the colors we do? Some of it goes back to the types of color-absorbing pigments that ...

New approach to ‘spell checking’ gene sequences

A PhD student from CSIRO and the University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences ...

Do genes really augur your future?

For some people, genes are key to predicting our future health. For others, genes as crystal balls are overhyped. Let's ...

Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

"This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation," said Joshua Akey, ...