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New Genetic Stroke-Risk Factors Identified

By Catherine Offord | March 13, 2018

Analysis of DNA samples from more than 520,000 people brings the number of known stroke-risk loci to 32. 

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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

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Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.

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The Genetics of Human Height

By Jef Akst | February 2, 2017

Researchers can now explain more than a quarter of the variability in human stature.

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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Genetics of Educational Attainment?

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2016

In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.

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Getting to the Root

By Catherine Offord | 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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GWAS IDs “Morning People”

By Catherine Offord | February 4, 2016

In a large genome-wide association study, researchers from 23andMe locate 15 DNA regions associated with people’s preferences for early morning starts.

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Schizophrenia and the Synapse

By Ruth Williams | January 27, 2016

Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.

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Disease-Linked Genes Questioned

By Jef Akst | January 6, 2016

Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.

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