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genetics

Gene therapy targets prostate cancer

Experts say a landmark study has found certain gene mutations can be targeted with newer drug therapies.

Metabolic issues hit at any weight

While issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are more likely to affect people with obesity, those with normal weight aren't free of risk.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

The cost of aging: Slower fat burn

As the years pass, it becomes more difficult for your body to remove fat from cells.

All in the genes

Now in its second year, the All of Us study marches onward to 1 million people—and genetics research is lighting the way.

To reach old age, go new age

Meditation and other mainstays of holistic living lower stress, which can ward off disease and improve the likelihood of a long and healthy life.

Programmed to pack pounds?

A fat-storing protein that helped our ancestors avoid starvation may today play an outsized role in excess fat storage—in times of plenty.

Can DNA predict your heart health?

Indeed it could. Genetics may one day reign supreme when it comes to proactively identifying an individual's risks.

Science probes mutant cholesterol gene

Researchers are beginning to pin down the underlying genetics of a hereditary heart disease that causes high levels of LDL.

The origin of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Study: A gene involved in male hormone production may affect development of the condition.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Night owl? Check the family tree

Researchers identify dozens of new gene regions linked to insomnia, paving the way for possible therapeutic targets.

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