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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

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