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Why Labradors Often Get FatMay 03, 2016

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look OlderApril 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin PregnanciesApril 28, 2016

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 DiabetesApril 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: StudyApril 25, 2016

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: StudyApril 20, 2016

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?April 18, 2016

Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun ExposureApril 06, 2016

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in MiceMarch 31, 2016

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study FindsMarch 31, 2016

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black PeopleMarch 31, 2016

Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, DepressionMarch 30, 2016

Researchers say they found gene variants that boost the risk for marijuana dependence

Scientists Create Bacteria in Lab With 'Minimal' Genes Needed for LifeMarch 24, 2016

Researchers said they had to include 149 genes whose purpose remains unknown

Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the AmericasMarch 24, 2016

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian CancerMarch 21, 2016

Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem CellsMarch 16, 2016

Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

Genetic Tests May Not Change People's Unhealthy WaysMarch 16, 2016

But DNA results could help spot at-risk individuals for screening and treatment, study authors say

Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's SizeMarch 15, 2016

Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From ChemoMarch 11, 2016

Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert SaysMarch 04, 2016

Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists SayFebruary 25, 2016

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?February 23, 2016

Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed

More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study FindsFebruary 22, 2016

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic CancerFebruary 19, 2016

People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: StudyFebruary 12, 2016

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human HealthFebruary 11, 2016

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene TestFebruary 11, 2016

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in MindFebruary 09, 2016

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's SecretsFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

Immunity Genes for E.Coli FoundJanuary 28, 2016

Scientists see DNA as key factor in why illness strikes randomly

Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of SchizophreniaJanuary 27, 2016

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism ResearchJanuary 25, 2016

Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

Simple Blood Test May Predict a Blood Cancer's ReturnJanuary 21, 2016

Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female InfertilityJanuary 20, 2016

Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?January 18, 2016

People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma RiskJanuary 11, 2016

Findings could help in battle against the eye disease

Tweak in Gene Function Allowed Humans to Walk Upright: ResearchersJanuary 07, 2016

Change may have led to skeletal modifications that produced a more sturdy foot, study suggests

Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar DisorderJanuary 05, 2016

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study ShowsJanuary 05, 2016

Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers ReportDecember 09, 2015

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer TreatmentDecember 07, 2015

Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System DisorderDecember 07, 2015

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's TimingDecember 04, 2015

Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?December 03, 2015

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?December 03, 2015

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene EditingDecember 03, 2015

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'December 02, 2015

Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: StudyNovember 24, 2015

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly