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Toddler tantrums driven by genetics more than environment

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated with genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the ...

How plants evolved to cope with cold

In a study that appeared last week in Nature, researchers have found new clues to how plants evolved to withstand ...

How do cystic fibrosis bacteria evolve to thrive in human lungs?

The bacterium that's the most important pathogen in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has genetically evolved and adapted to survive ...

Need for GM crops fall as pests populations die off

Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according ...

In nanotechnology advance, DNA clamp can ‘grab’ cancer before it develops

As part of an international research project, a team of researchers has developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations ...

Hand bone connects ancient ancestors and modern anatomy

Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do ...
DNA Strand

‘Duon’ controversy: Scientists claim second code hiding within DNA, provoking sharp rebuke

In a claim sharply challenged as overhyped, University of Washington scientists say they have "discovered" a second code hiding within ...

Scientists ID more epilepsy genes

Scientists screening the DNA of large cohorts for known and suspected epilepsy associated genes are finding that, while some genes ...

Gene predicts how well you’ll respond to common antidepressants

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, but they don't work for everyone. What's more, patients ...

Newly-discovered gene network may aid treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may ...

Predicting human body height from DNA

Predicting adult body height from genetic data is helpful in several areas such as pediatric endocrinology and forensic investigations. However, ...

Genetically modified bacteria efficient sugar producers

Industry is already making use of rare sugars as low-calorie sweeteners, and as precursors of anti-cancer and antiviral medicines. However, ...

Gene deletions found in individuals with autism

Using powerful genetic sequencing technology, a team of investigators, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...

Genetic influence on cognition increases with age

About 70 percent of a person's intelligence can be explained by their DNA -- and those genetic influences only get ...

Cold, salty and promiscuous: Gene-shuffling microbes dominate Antarctica lake

Sequestered in Antarctica's Vestfold Hills, Deep Lake became isolated from the ocean 3,500 years ago by the Antarctic continent rising, ...

X-shape not true picture of chromosome structure, new imaging technique reveals

Scientists at the BBSRC-funded Babraham Institute, working with the University of Cambridge and the Weizmann Institute, have produced beautiful 3D ...

Disease-specific human embryonic stem cell lines placed on NIH Stem Cell Registry

Scientists from King's College London have announced that 16 human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines have been approved by the ...

Chronic aggressive behavior in boys: epigenetic sources?

Chronic aggressive behaviour exhibited by some boys from disadvantaged families may be due to epigenetic changes during pregnancy and early ...

Lifestyle influences metabolism via DNA methylation

In the course of life, aging processes, environmental influences and lifestyle factors such as smoking or diet induce biochemical alterations ...

A genome-forward approach to tackling drug-resistant cancers

If you really want to understand why a particular human cancer resists treatment, you have to be able to study ...

Four common genetic variants associated with blood pressure in African-Americans

Case Western Reserve University is part of a landmark study that has discovered four novel gene variations associated with blood ...

Genomic differences found in types of cervical cancer

A new study has revealed marked differences in the genomic terrain of the two most common types of cervical cancer, ...

The stress and cancer link: how a stress gene may help cancer spread

In an unexpected finding, scientists have linked the activation of a stress gene in immune-system cells to the spread of ...

Multiple genes manage how people taste sweeteners

Genetics may play a role in how people's taste receptors send signals, leading to a wide spectrum of taste preferences, ...

Major study links aging gene to blood cancer

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found a genetic variant that influences the ageing process among four new ...

Genomic sequencing identifies carcinogen in herbal remedy

Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University to reveal a striking mutational signature of ...

New, fast technique tests biodiversity by crushing bugs and sequencing the “soup”

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown that sequencing the DNA of crushed up creepy crawlies can accelerate ...

Researchers work to understand genetic architecture of schizophrenia in prenatal brains

Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing spontaneous mutations to where and ...