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New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk October 12, 2015

Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds October 09, 2015

Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men October 08, 2015

Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study October 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes September 30, 2015

Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study September 28, 2015

Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return September 25, 2015

Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse September 24, 2015

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim September 23, 2015

Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes September 21, 2015

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease September 17, 2015

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study September 11, 2015

Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle: Study September 09, 2015

If you have a family history of the skin condition, limit sun exposure, doctors say

Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy September 08, 2015

In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone September 02, 2015

'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism September 01, 2015

Results could help personalize care, experts say

Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment September 01, 2015

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study August 27, 2015

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes August 27, 2015

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen August 19, 2015

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study August 13, 2015

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas August 07, 2015

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk July 29, 2015

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia July 09, 2015

Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems July 08, 2015

Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study July 02, 2015

Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic July 02, 2015

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death? June 30, 2015

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests June 30, 2015

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak June 18, 2015

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics June 17, 2015

If first-degree relative has the nervous-system disorder, chances of having it can triple, study says

Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests June 16, 2015

But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds June 05, 2015

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes June 05, 2015

Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients June 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer June 01, 2015

DNA-modified virus serves as decoy to help target and destroy glioblastoma cells, researchers say

Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients May 29, 2015

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds May 27, 2015

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics May 22, 2015

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years May 21, 2015

Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study May 21, 2015

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted May 21, 2015

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection May 13, 2015

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say May 13, 2015

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study May 12, 2015

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk? April 30, 2015

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say