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Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness

By | January 21, 2015

A point mutation analysis of the entire human genome finds that alterations to as many as 7.5 percent of nucleotides may have contributed to humans’ evolutionary split from chimpanzees.

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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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The Genetics of Friendship

By | July 16, 2014

People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.


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Common Lab Mice Differ

By | January 8, 2014

Related substrains of the Black 6 lab mouse carry key genetic polymorphisms, including one that has a dramatic effect on the rodents’ responses to cocaine.


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It’s in the Genes

By | October 24, 2013

Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.


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Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff

By | October 14, 2013

A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.


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