Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal,…

Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches

A new online dating site catering to sophisticated professionals called Singldout.com offers users the opportunity to submit their DNA to bolster their chances of finding a long-term match. Singldout has partnered with Instant Chemistry, a service that tests DNA for…

Genealogy Tool Can Now Pinpoint Ancestry Through Genetics

Genealogy is a fun pastime for many people throughout the world. Tracking down ancestral information and filling out family trees is a way for many to connect with the past. Beyond birth and death records, however, the study of genealogy…

Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study

A large portion of the human population knows the fear of math, that stomach-rumbling anxiety encountered when numbers blur into a jumble as the only correct solution to an equation is demanded. For many these fears may stem from early…

New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified

Researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of health today announced the discovery of a new genetic disorder. The disease is known to affect young children, causing fever, rashes, and strokes that can cause severe disability. It has been dubbed DADA2…

Gene Sequence For Freckles May Have Been Found

A new study published today in the journal Cell shows that researchers may have isolated a genetic sequence that promotes both sun sensitivity and freckles. The study looked thousands of Icelandic citizens, comparing their DNA to determine where traits may…

Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature…

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study

Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal…

Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal BMC Genomics has found that famous albino gorilla Snowflake’s white hair was caused by inbreeding. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain have sequenced…

Melanomas Often Mutate in Two Specific Ways, Shows Study

A new study has shown that 71% of melanoma tumors have two specific mutations. The mutations were found in an area of the cancer genome where cancer-related mutations have not been found previously. “This new finding represents an initial foray…