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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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Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 23, 2017

Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.

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A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 7, 2017

Researchers have catalogued mutations in the coding regions of 36 of the most important mouse strains.

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Mutation vs. Mutation

By Kerry Grens | November 3, 2016

Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.

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Once implanted in mice, the edited stem cells produced normal hemoglobin.

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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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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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Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness

By Kerry Grens | 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 Molly Sharlach | 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 Molly Sharlach | October 8, 2014

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

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