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This gene gets blamed for migraines and a litany of other health issues. Reality is more complex

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The story of the MTHFR gene shows that genetics is a probabilistic science ...

Why marijuana might not be such a great weapon to fight opioid addiction

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The opioid crisis is an ongoing national tragedy. One commonly suggested response is cannabis. But emerging state and national statistics ...

When the nose never knows: Exploring the genetics behind a missing sense of smell

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Imagine life without odors. Food tastes the same regardless of how congested your nasal passages are or how damaged your ...
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Can a genetic test predict risk of opioid addiction?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The opioid crisis is an ongoing tragedy, with fatal overdoses costing thousands of lives each year. Although opioids are an ...

Chasing the genetic origins of ‘burning man syndrome’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Imagine a scorching pain in your hand or foot, as if from a hot coal. Imagine just a light touch ...
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