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Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine June 26, 2016

International team reports 30 new variants

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer June 24, 2016

But researchers say it's likely that all the major genetic mutations have been discovered

'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life June 21, 2016

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks June 17, 2016

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

Does DNA Determine Success in Life? June 08, 2016

Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds June 07, 2016

Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return June 07, 2016

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors June 06, 2016

Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity June 01, 2016

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns May 31, 2016

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk May 26, 2016

Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays May 25, 2016

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer May 25, 2016

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk May 24, 2016

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide May 20, 2016

Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer May 19, 2016

Researchers hope their discovery will lead to preventive drugs

Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study May 18, 2016

It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review May 17, 2016

Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer? May 12, 2016

Scientists identify three genes thought to raise risk for glioma tumors

Cracking the da Vinci DNA Code May 11, 2016

Scientists plan to compare genetic makeup of artist with genes of his relatives, past and present

DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut May 11, 2016

Genes involved were related to diet preference, metabolism and immune defense, study finds

Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level? May 11, 2016

Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too? May 09, 2016

Multiple studies suggest they might

Why Labradors Often Get Fat May 03, 2016

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies April 28, 2016

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older April 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study April 25, 2016

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study April 20, 2016

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'? April 18, 2016

Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure April 06, 2016

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice March 31, 2016

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds March 31, 2016

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People March 31, 2016

Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression March 30, 2016

Researchers say they found gene variants that boost the risk for marijuana dependence

Scientists Create Bacteria in Lab With 'Minimal' Genes Needed for Life March 24, 2016

Researchers said they had to include 149 genes whose purpose remains unknown

Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas March 24, 2016

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer March 21, 2016

Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem Cells March 16, 2016

Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

Genetic Tests May Not Change People's Unhealthy Ways March 16, 2016

But DNA results could help spot at-risk individuals for screening and treatment, study authors say

Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size March 15, 2016

Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo March 11, 2016

Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says March 04, 2016

Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say February 25, 2016

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome? February 23, 2016

Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed

More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds February 22, 2016

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer February 19, 2016

People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study February 12, 2016

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health February 11, 2016

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test February 11, 2016

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

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