The Truith About Over Eating

Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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Can we reduce schizophrenia risk with prenatal supplements?

Schizophrenia has a clear genetic basis, but genes don't tell the whole story. The other factors that determine whether or ...
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Mapping autism’s genetic origins through massive analysis offers new research tool

The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes are turned ...
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Can consumer genetic tests actually make us healthier?

“I believe genetic testing saved my life,” says Kim Horner, author of “Probably Someday Cancer." ...
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Genetics of socialization revealed through study of rare Williams Syndrome

One of the things that makes us human is how we socialize with one another. What drives our social behavior ...
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Protein therapy in the womb overrides genetic glitch hampering teeth development, ability to sweat

Imagine a fetus gulping in amniotic fluid and drinking a drug that restores the ability to form teeth, sweat glands ...
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There’s a reason you have trouble thinking and remembering when hunger sets in

Why is it so hard to think while you're hungry? Researchers now believe it may come down to one protein ...
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‘Rape gene’? Law and Order SVU episode muddies genetic literacy waters

A popular television show delivers a questionable message on genetic determinism and the the issue of why some men resort ...
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Synthetic biologists developing cells programmed to target, destroy cancer

Synthetic biology might be ready to graduate from cells engineered to perform only one task to multiple cells in a ...
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Beyond microcephaly: Can Zika virus cause auto-immune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Much of the discussion about the Zika virus has been about its ability to cause microcephaly. But now evidence has ...
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Genes identified that extend life

Is the secret to extending human life span written in our genes? Clues from other organisms suggest it might be ...
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Why is your memory so bad when you’re hungry?

Why is it so hard to think while you're hungry? Researchers now believe it may come down to one protein ...
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Gene therapy is doing all that we’d hoped for* *(so far)

New gene therapies are showing evidence of advancing our treatment of genetic diseases. Scientists are 5 years along the 15 ...
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Designer viruses and precision medicine: New findings for the future of gene therapies

Precision and personalized medicine have at their heart the promise of targeting diseases with specialized therapies specific to certain types ...