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A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes' - a subset of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent contributes the gene.
Annals of Human Genetics , tracks the worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant as it spread from Africa to everyone around the world.
Creating a successful vaccine against two members of the family, the sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 , has proven to be challenging.
The American Journal of Human Genetics , Vol. 93, No. 4. , pp. 607-619, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.09.001 Copy number variation is an important determinant of human diversity and plays important roles in susceptibility to disease.
Take a look at several domesticated mammal species and you might spot a number of similarities between them, including those cute floppy ears.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .
The tough but unpopular cousins of two favorite food crops have yielded their genetic secrets.
Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.
Growing conditions and pest pressures constantly evolve. But NK soybeans keep pace with growers' needs by offering 21 new varieties to help their crop start strong for the 2015 season.
A new study demonstrates that childhood abuse affects the way genes are activated, thereby influencing a child's long-term development.
This figure is very different from one given in 2012, when some scientists involved in the ENCODE project stated that 80% of our genome has some biochemical function.
Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.
These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve.
If you go by stories of epigenetics and the microbiome, we are on the verge of curing all disease.
The brilliant scientist trying to find new treatments for schizophrenia has spoken about the work that could change millions of lives forever.
Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 03:25 am
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