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DNA

The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

BMI, meet DNA

New research buttresses the understanding that genetics plays an outsized role in determining a person's success with weight loss.

Genes, not diet, may be key to gout flare-ups

Study: Our hyperuricemia future may be written in the stars.

Love your hair color?

You have over 100 genes to thank. And they reveal a lot about your health.

‘All of Us’ looks to you

An ambitious research program wants to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' health care.

Empathy may reside in your DNA

Genetic variants may account for about 10 percent of individual differences in compassion-oriented traits.

Study: Nicotine in e-cigarettes might cause cancers

Findings could spur public policies to require lower nicotine levels in tobacco cigarettes and increase regulation of e-cigarettes.

Change your baby’s DNA

All it takes is a hug and a cuddle to set your little one on the right path.

Most cancers caused by random DNA copying errors

While habits and environment can be key to the disease, chance plays a huge role as well.

Your DNA may determine how you handle the time change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition.

If you can’t stay off social media, maybe it’s in your genes

DNA differences substantially influence how individuals interact with the media.

Scientists aim for ‘Human Cell Atlas’

The undertaking would chart the types and properties of all human cells, building the ultimate reference map of the human body.

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