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NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Abundant Sequence Errors in Public Databases
Ruth Williams | Feb 16, 2017
A new algorithm reveals hoards of preparation-induced DNA mutations in publicly available human sequences.
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016
A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
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.
A Tree Takes Root
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2016
Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.
Death in the Dust
Staff | Apr 1, 2016
Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 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.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.