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Evolving big heads made childbirth hard on humans

In hominids, upright walking evolved 4-5 million years ago. The human pelvis was affected by these changes and evolved accordingly ...

Forensic geneticists can now parse DNA of identical twins for use in courtrooms

Identical twins present exactly the same DNA profile as each other, and this has created legal conundrums when it was ...
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Even for those at top of the ladder, your sex may ‘determine’ your competitiveness

Sex differences in some behaviors are well established, but it's unclear whether differences still occur within highly selective sub-populations, such ...

Drug-resistant malaria poses serious threat in Africa

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according ...

Genetic analysis reveals no common link in autism

The search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has made tremendous strides over the past 3 years ...

Can a placebo pill actually serve as drug therapy?

Placebos have helped to ease symptoms of illness for centuries and have been a fundamental component of clinical research to ...
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Who’s your daddy? You may be descended from Genghis Khan

Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic ...

New RNA gene technology fights potato beetles, reduces pesticides

Colorado potato beetles are a dreaded pest of potatoes all over the world. Since they do not have natural enemies ...

Good night’s sleep keeps blood cells young and healthy

Under normal conditions, many of the different types of tissue-specific adult stem cells, including hematopoietic stem cells, exist in a ...

Consumers open to GMO foods, nanotechnology if there are health benefits

Research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota shows that the majority of consumers will accept the ...

Common childhood kidney cancer sequenced, offering treatment target

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, ...

Phenol exposure during pregnancy may affect boy’s fetal growth

A research consortium has just published an epidemiological study indicating that exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy, especially parabens and ...

Epigenetic changes may be responsible for Crohn’s disease

A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes -- alterations in DNA across the genome that may be ...

Antibacterial soaps may cause epigenetic changes to fetus

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that ...

Stem cell research sheds light on weakening of aging immune system

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There's a good reason people over 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation. The immune system ages and ...

Why can some disadvantageous genes remain in a population?

Some 15 percent of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors. This is something of a ...

E. coli radiation resistance genes may aid cancer research

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin has identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival ...

Employing supercomputers in studying neurological conditions

Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigationdemonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to ...

Two mutatons linked to common liver cancer, may help target treatments

Two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of ...
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Musical accomplishment depends on genes and environment

Mom or dad may have driven you to cello rehearsal all those years, but you can also thank your genes ...

Genes, not lifestyle responsible for most common cancers

A study of individuals who have been adopted has identified genetics as the dominant risk factor in 'familial' breast, prostate ...

UV light absorbtion drove benefit of light skin mutations in human evolution

The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin ...

Master gene controls stem cell development in brain’s movement centers

Athletes and artists perform their extraordinary feats relying on the cerebellum. As well, the cerebellum is critical for the everyday ...

Skin microbiomes differ largely between cultures, more diverse sampling is needed

Microbial samples taken from populations living in the U.S. and Tanzania reveal that the microbiome of the human hand is ...

Genes play roll in pain tolerance differences between patients

Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according ...
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IQ gene? Uh-oh, scientists believe they have found one

Scientists have identified a gene linking the thickness of the grey matter in the brain to intelligence; it may help ...

Australians create fungus resistant wheat by removing a gene

According to John Curtin Distinguished Professor Richard Oliver, Director of the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP) at Curtin, ...

Where do genes come from? Non-coding regions of DNA

"Where do new genes come from?" is a long-standing question in genetics and evolutionary biology. A new study from researchers ...