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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings

Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist. We want to include in our list a few things that aren’t findings or discoveries, but clearly these stories have had a huge impact on the field of genetics. The fact ...

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SNPWatch: A tale of two fingers

By David Tran Look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger, or vice versa? The length of a person’s index finger relative to his or her ring finger may tell us something about that individual's exposure to sex hormones when he or she was still in the womb. But genetics also plays a ...

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Mito Mightily Disappoints Autism Researchers

By Amick B. Research shows a strong genetic basis for autism, but for years scientists have been unable to pinpoint the specific genetic variants associated with the condition, which may affect as many as one in 88 children in the United States. For some time now researchers have speculated that ...

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Top Genetic Findings of 2012

Take a moment to look back at the ten most interesting and significant genetic findings of 2012 or at least the ones that drew our attention. In the last 12 months we’ve seen huge strides in genetic research giving us new insight into serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s as well as new treatments for ...

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Older Dads

For a long time prospective fathers could wile away the years without much worry about when to have kids, while prospective moms were constantly checking their ticking biological clocks.A recent study may turn the tables a bit, pushing men to think a little more about how long they wait to start a ...

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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Linked to Autism Risk In Boys

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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SNPwatch: Connections Between Brain Cells May Be Key To Autism Puzzle

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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Researchers Identify Genetic Variant Linking Autism And Gastrointestinal Disorders

Autism, a neurological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to others, affects one in every 150 American children. Genetics is thought to be at least partly to blame for this condition, but research aimed at finding the genes involved has been frustratingly slow. This is ...

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