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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes March 26, 2015

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls March 25, 2015

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some March 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea March 13, 2015

More than 16 million Americans have incurable skin condition

Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ March 12, 2015

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Perhaps Genghis Khan's Greatest Legacy: Millions of Descendants March 11, 2015

DNA thought tied to empire-building warlord and 10 other leaders is found frequently across Asia, study shows

Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study March 05, 2015

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds February 26, 2015

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease February 18, 2015

Epigenomes involve processes that switch DNA on or off, for good or ill

Studies Find More Genetic Links to Obesity February 11, 2015

More than 100 locations in DNA associated with excess weight

Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids February 05, 2015

Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say

Natural Selection Still Key in Human Evolution, Study Contends February 05, 2015

Researchers say even medical advances don't trump 'survival of the fittest'

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified February 05, 2015

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages February 03, 2015

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk February 02, 2015

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative January 30, 2015

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret January 16, 2015

Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread

Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction' January 16, 2015

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study January 15, 2015

In twins study, microbes, toxins, diet and dental hygiene explained 75 percent of differences

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity January 06, 2015

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study January 01, 2015

Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study December 30, 2014

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests December 30, 2014

'Fat gene' may be more active in people born after 1942, researchers say

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 21, 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

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