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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

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease August 20, 2014

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Dog Study Suggests Bacteria as Cancer Fighter August 13, 2014

Six of 16 canines showed tumor-shrinking response

Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study August 08, 2014

Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

Sharp Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say August 06, 2014

One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease August 01, 2014

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting July 30, 2014

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends July 14, 2014

Study says DNA between close friends is as similar as that between 4th cousins

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All July 11, 2014

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism July 09, 2014

Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

Same Genes May Influence Reading, Math Skills: Study July 09, 2014

But genes don't set academic abilities in stone; experience matters too, experts say

'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians July 07, 2014

Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients July 07, 2014

Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight July 01, 2014

Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women June 25, 2014

If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery June 23, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids June 19, 2014

Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

Gene 'Map' of Mexicans Reveals Great Diversity June 12, 2014

Treating Hispanics as one group in medical studies may miss specific disease susceptibilities, experts say

Gene May Boost Chances of Type 2 Diabetes for Latinos June 10, 2014

Study finds a fivefold increase in risk, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections June 09, 2014

And fewer episodes of bleeding

Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism June 06, 2014

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

Natural Blondes May Have 1 Gene to Thank June 02, 2014

Scientists discover the DNA behind flaxen tresses

1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer June 02, 2014

Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb May 30, 2014

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism May 29, 2014

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer May 29, 2014

Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

Researchers Identify New Genetic Building Blocks May 28, 2014

Ongoing project to catalog human proteins uncovers 193 novel types

Researchers Find Gene Behind Albino Dobermans May 27, 2014

Changes in same gene cause a form of albinism in people, too

Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age May 27, 2014

But experts say a healthy lifestyle can combat tendency to overeat

FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching May 22, 2014

New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

Scientists Find More Genes Tied to Alcoholism Risk May 20, 2014

But effect may be too small to prompt better treatments, expert says

Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA? May 19, 2014

Married couples tend to have genetic traits in common, study states

Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study May 05, 2014

Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men April 28, 2014

But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness April 24, 2014

Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds April 24, 2014

Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted April 23, 2014

It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say

Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman April 23, 2014

In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance? April 22, 2014

Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold April 20, 2014

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus April 17, 2014

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study April 15, 2014

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks April 14, 2014

Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing