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The Genetics of Friendship
The Genetics of Friendship
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2014
People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.
Common Lab Mice Differ
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.
It’s in the Genes
It’s in the Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.
Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff
Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff
Bob Grant | Oct 14, 2013
A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.