Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer

The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.

The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.

oocyte, evolution, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ashley Yeager | Oct 19, 2018
Unlike other populations living at high altitude, Andeans didn’t rely on hypoxia-related genes.
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Ashley Yeager | Oct 18, 2018
Combining data from the genetic testing techniques can guide patient care, scientists say.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2018
Sixty percent of Americans with European ancestry can be traced to a given DNA sample, even if they’ve never had genetic testing, scientists say.