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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says December 12, 2014

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response December 11, 2014

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

Most Would Act if They Had Genetic Risk for Illness: Survey December 08, 2014

Finding shows risks for disease are being treated like actual disease, researcher says

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds December 04, 2014

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

Scientists May Have Spotted Genetic Cause of 'Gigantism' December 03, 2014

Defect in growth hormone output can trigger an 'overgrowth' that leads to abnormal size

How Well You Sleep May Depend on Your Genes, Study Suggests December 03, 2014

Scientists pinpoint area of DNA, but difference is only few minutes each night

Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows December 02, 2014

DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years December 02, 2014

Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets November 21, 2014

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar November 20, 2014

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study November 19, 2014

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk November 19, 2014

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear November 13, 2014

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

Many U.S. Doctors Wary of Genetic Testing: Survey November 12, 2014

Cost, uncertainty about best treatment course may be concerns, experts say

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease November 12, 2014

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life November 12, 2014

No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests November 11, 2014

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

Domestic Cats' Genes Made Them Purrfect Companions November 10, 2014

Study of felines' DNA shows they probably got their start with humans guarding crops

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria November 06, 2014

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments October 29, 2014

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes? October 28, 2014

New study shows certain DNA may raise odds for aggressive behavior

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation October 24, 2014

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children October 23, 2014

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men October 22, 2014

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds October 21, 2014

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says October 21, 2014

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice October 20, 2014

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing October 14, 2014

Creatures have remarkable regenerative capabilities, researchers report

Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz October 14, 2014

First blueprint of the insect's DNA might hold clues to human health, scientists say

Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades October 09, 2014

Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests October 07, 2014

Research identifies genes linked to the body's response to caffeine in coffee

Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests October 06, 2014

But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height October 06, 2014

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress October 01, 2014

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key September 30, 2014

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes September 25, 2014

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study September 17, 2014

New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals September 17, 2014

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified September 15, 2014

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? September 04, 2014

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study September 03, 2014

But the absolute risk to any one person with obsessive-compulsive disorder remains very small, experts say

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study September 03, 2014

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus August 28, 2014

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions August 28, 2014

Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease August 27, 2014

Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

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