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Getting to the Root

By | March 2, 2016

A study reveals the genes underpinning hair’s characteristics, from its color to its tendency to grow on the face.

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Reduced Risk?

By | October 22, 2014

A genome-wide association study identifies a SNP that could help explain the relatively low rates of breast cancer among Latina women.

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Java Genes?

By | October 8, 2014

Eight genetic loci could partially explain why some people drink more coffee than others.

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Getting Down to Business

By | April 1, 2014

Is there a genetic component to entrepreneurial success?

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The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw

By | November 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology

By | August 12, 2013

Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.

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Key Mental Illness Genes Found

By | March 4, 2013

A large genome-wide study has identified four single-nucleotide polymorphisms shared between five major psychiatric disorders.

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Combing the Cancer Genome

By | March 1, 2012

A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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Heritability of Intelligence

By | August 9, 2011

A new study of thousands of people in Europe quantifies the genetic underpinnings of intelligence, finding that some 50 percent of smarts stems from genes.

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