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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

January 10, 2017
If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that’s what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually...
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Our Top Five from 2016

January 04, 2017
Just before we kick off another year of blogging, it’s worth taking a moment to look back and single out what for us were some of the big stories, breakthroughs...
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Genetics found to influence personality and psychological disorders

December 05, 2016
New research has found genetic markers linking schizophrenia with personality traits for the first time, shedding new light on the shared genetic influences for personality and psychological disorders. The findings,...
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Brain Game

November 17, 2016
We assume that, like a knife dulled by repeated use, as we age our brain loses the sharp edge of youth, but the truth is more complicated than that. Some...
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Genetics found to influence resting heart rate

November 09, 2016
A team of researchers found more than 60 genetic variants associated with resting heart rate, a known predictor of overall mortality. In the new study published in the journal Nature...
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New Neanderthal Research

November 08, 2016
As modern humans migrated out of Africa they interbred with Neanderthals, so all non-Africans carry some remnant of those ancient encounters, and new research by scientists at the University of...
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Genetics found to influence menstrual cramps severity

November 06, 2016
Researchers have identified a genetic variant associated with severe menstrual cramps. This is the first genome-wide association study of this form of chronic pain. Known as dysmenorrhea, it is the...
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New genetic variants found to influence fertility

October 31, 2016
As part of a massive study that includes the contributions from scores of researchers across the globe, scientists have found a dozen genetic markers linked to fertility, offering hope to...
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23andMe Reaches Enrollment Goal for Lupus Research

October 28, 2016
23andMe reached another milestone earlier this month by completing enrollment in what is now one of the largest genetic studies of lupus in the world. As part of the Lupus...
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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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