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genetics

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

Factors important to longevity tend to be similar between mates.

Cold especially bad? Your nose might be to blame

Could the composition of nasal bacteria and the severity of people's symptoms boil down to genetics?

Do you know your ‘body time’?

Easy and accurate assessment of a patient's internal clock could potentially help doctors treat more than just sleep disorders.

What you need to know about autism

The sooner this disorder is identified, the sooner a child is helped.

Haywire body clocks tied to mood disorders?

New findings extend our understanding of the body's complex genetic architecture and how it relates to hormones, neuroticism, depression and bipolar disorder.

Brains may be as unique as fingerprints

The combination of genetic and non-genetic influences affects not only the function of the brain, but also its anatomy.

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.

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