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Hypersexuality a medical condition? Scientists find genetic links to compulsive sexual behavior

Maria Cohut | 
Although it can have a significantly negative impact on a person's quality of life, whether compulsive sexual behavior qualifies as a ...
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Left-handed, right-handed? Researchers zeroing in on genetic factors, development in the womb

Catherine Paddock | 
For the first time, scientists have pinpointed regions of human DNA that closely relate to whether people are right- or ...

Can genetics explain why women live longer than men?

Maria Cohut | 
Existing research has shown that, on average, women tend to live longer than men, and many mammals show this same ...
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How genes influence mouth bacteria and tooth decay

Catharine Paddock | 
The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as ...
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Mysterious ‘jumping genes’ responsible for spontaneous diseases at birth

Yella Hewings-Martin | 
Nearly half [of our genes are] made up of jumping genes, which are also called mobile DNA or mobile genetic ...
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Is there a genetic link between Alzheimer’s and higher childhood IQs?

Maria Cohut | 
Mutations of the amyloid precursor protein gene are known to be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Now, new ...
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Early onset menopause and type 2 diabetes may be genetically linked

Mario Cohut | 
The early onset of menopause has been shown to correlate with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according ...
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Two new genetic mutations linked to Alzheimer’s

Ana Sandoiu | 
New research moves us closer to understanding the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists find two new genes that ...
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Muscle strength may be in the genes —16 of them

Catharine Paddock | 
For the first time, scientists have discovered common genetic factors that influence muscle strength. The discovery offers new insights into ...
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Organs from stem cells: Are we getting close?

Yella Hewings-Martin | 
The concept behind tissue engineering is simple: grow the patient's stem cells in the laboratory, add them to a scaffold ...
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Working late-night shifts may wreck your body’s ability to repair its DNA

Ana Sandoiu | 
Working at night has been associated with a wide range of negative health effects, including cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, and breast cancer...Now, new ...
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Testicular cancer risks identified, raising hopes for screening test

Catharine Paddock | 
A new study brings closer the day when healthy men will be able to undergo a genetic test that shows ...
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Epileptic seizures could be reduced by boosting micro-gene

Ana Sandoiu | 
[Epileptic] seizures can have genetic causes or can be triggered by different kinds of neural injury. All brains are prone ...

Shared vision: Identical twins see the world the same—even as they age

Tim Newman | 
Over recent years, it has become clear that some of the larger defects in vision - such as myopia (nearsightedness) ...

Potential melanoma treatment uses protein that repairs damaged DNA

Catharine Paddock | 
Scientists have discovered that the immune environment inside melanomas with mutations in the protein altered in ways that promote ...
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Multiple sclerosis treatment could ‘reset’ immune system with stem cell therapy

Honor Whiteman | 
New research provides further evidence of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis, after finding ...

For people with congenital hearing loss, gene therapy successful in mice offers promise

Hannah Nichols | 
An improved gene therapy vector restores hearing and balance in genetically deaf mice, according to Boston's Children's Hospital researchers...[T]he mice's ...
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‘Window of opportunity’ to treat thyroid disease: Genetically modified stem cells

Catharine Paddock | 
Scientists have found a way to efficiently engineer new thyroid cells from stem cells. The discovery, performed in mice, is ...
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Lack of exercise, as much as genetic factors, may contribute to dementia

Honor Whiteman | 
One of the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer's disease is the apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 gene. According to the Alzheimer's ...