SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Predicts Hepatitis C Treatment Success

August 17, 2009
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...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation In Morphine Receptor May Play A Part In Coping With Social Rejection

August 13, 2009
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...
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Whence Rover? Genetic Study Suggests Africa May Have Whelped Man’s Best Friend

August 12, 2009
The Rexes and Spots of the world have been man’s best friend for 15,000 years. But when and where did humans begin domesticating these furry companions? Previous theories suggested that...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Find Link Between Red Hair and Avoiding The Dentist

August 11, 2009
Redheads might have a better excuse than the rest of us for avoiding the dentist. For several years now scientists have known that the same genetic variations that give redheads...
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More on ABO Blood Type: The Key to Compatibility

August 05, 2009
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect the current product. When it comes to blood transfusions, what’s good for one person might be deadly for another. This might...
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SNPwatch: Genomewide Study Supports Blood Type As A Risk Factor For Pancreatic Cancer

August 03, 2009
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...
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DNA Variation May Help Us Break Free From Our Routines

July 31, 2009
“But we always go there!” And so begins another Friday night.   When it comes to choosing where to go to dinner, my husband likes to stick with the tried...
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The First Population Explosion: Human Numbers Expanded Dramatically Millennia Before Agriculture

July 29, 2009
Ten millennia ago, there were about six million people on Earth. Today, there are six billion. This thousandfold increase in the global population is often thought to be linked to...
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Genetic Research Could Lead to New Cholesterol Drugs

July 27, 2009
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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Direct Genetic Link between Australia and India Provides New Insight into the Origins of Australian Aborigines

July 24, 2009
In 1974, scientists digging in the dry lake bed of Lake Mungo in southeastern Australia uncovered the skeleton of a man preserved in the deep layers of sand and clay....
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