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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 6, 2015
Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2014
Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.
The Genetics of Friendship
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2014
People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.
Getting Down to Business
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Is there a genetic component to entrepreneurial success?
Common Lab Mice Differ
Jef Akst | Jan 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.
Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology
Kerry Grens | Aug 12, 2013
Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.
DNA Reveals Ancient Looks
Dan Cossins | Jan 17, 2013
By analyzing a collection of 24 genetic variations, researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of long-dead humans.
Sabrina Richards | Nov 1, 2012
Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies