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genetics

Breast cancer genes a real risk for men, too

If a male has a BRCA mutation, their risk increases 100-fold.

More U.S. kids being diagnosed with autism

One in 59 children are now believed to be on the spectrum.

Love your hair color?

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

Does ‘mono’ virus up odds for other diseases?

Scientists seek to unravel how viruses trigger disease.

Patient Story

Asking the tough questions

After her brother dies of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a woman ponders whether to get genetic testing.

Empathy may reside in your DNA

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

World’s biggest puzzle: 1 million pieces

Once assembled, the All of Us Research Program could provide an unprecedented picture of health and wellness in the United States.

Patient Story

‘They are so blessed’

Parents of children with rare genetic diseases celebrate their daughters' unique gifts.

Tackling Alzheimer’s disease

It is never too late to lower your risk factors for dementia, but the time to start is now.

BRCA awareness surges

Celebrities and media have likely played a role in boosting awareness about genetic testing for abnormal breast cancer genes.

Patient Story

‘I’m not going to let this beat me’

Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Michelle Mucha finds hope in a clinical trial.

Manage your motion sickness

You may never love some pursuits, like flying, but you might learn to tolerate them with this advice.

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