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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 p...
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Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches
A new online dating site catering to sophisticated professionals called offers users the opportunity to submit their DNA to bolster thei...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 fre...
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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 framew...
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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...
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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. Research...
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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-r...
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Potential AIDS Cure Could Make HIV Dormant
A new study published this month in the journal Human Gene Therapy has shown that a modified protein from the HIV virus itself could someday be used t...
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Quadruple Helix DNA Spotted in Human Cells
It’s been nearly 60 years since the structure of DNA was found to be a double helix. Now, researchers at the University of Cambridge have found ...
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Is The Future Of Marketing In Genetics?
At risk of sounding like a total nutjob, I want to explore some interesting technologies that are developing that could one day have an impact on how ...
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Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Lower Brain Amyloid
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that researchers investigating a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s hav...
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Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins
A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tu...
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Mutant Mosquito Leaves Florida Keys Residents Scared
Mutant Mosquito: The name itself injects fear into my heart. For whatever reason, whether it be genetics or an old gypsy curse, I attract mosquitoes l...
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Sunburn: Your Body’s Way of Maintaining Balance
Sunburns are beyond annoying, which is why I don’t spend very much time out in the sun. When your pasty white Irish blood causes you to fry like...
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Gingers Experience Pain Differently Than Others
People with fair skin and red hair get their distinctive looks from a mutation in the gene that codes for the protein melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R). ...
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