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Researchers have found evidence of an interaction between prenatal smoking and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls.
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The survey found that 91 percent of Americans know that their genetic information has important utility in managing their health.
In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused by a lack of street lighting.
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By coaxing stem cells derived from a patient's own skin cells to develop into airway tissue, scientists can study the molecular basis of asthma, emphysema and other lung diseases.
A computational tool has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases.
Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals , lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA.
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No details have emerged on how Calico plans to extend human life, but the company is pulling together an impressive roster.
For thousands of years humans have been tinkering with plant genetics, even when they didn't realize that is what they were doing, in an effort to make stronger, healthier crops that endured climates better, and produced more.
Eating processed meats, such as ham and salami, is known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer, but for one-third of the population who carry a specific gene variant, the risk appears to increase significantly, according to a study in PLOS Genetics .
It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high.
Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why.