Health and Traits

23andMovember

November 14, 2013
Maybe you’re planning to sport a Tom Selleck, or the tricky Rollie Fingers’ style, or you’re going Wild West with a bushy Wyatt Earp, but can you doublehelix? It’s “No...
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A 23andMe Gout Out

October 10, 2013
It turns out that genetics has a lot to do with whether someone will suffer from gout – the disease once associated with gluttonous indulgence and King Henry VIII. Diet...
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Tasty Genetics

September 23, 2013
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,...
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Exercise Can Modify DNA in Fat Cells

August 30, 2013
By Sheel Dandekar Not convinced that those trips to the gym are making a difference?  Think again. In a recent study in PloS Genetics, researchers from Lund University in Sweden...
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New Standards Regulating Gluten Labeling

August 13, 2013
New rules issued by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this month mean we may finally know what it means when a label on food we buy says “Gluten-Free.”...
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What Patients Say Works for Vulvodynia

June 07, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this graphic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Nearly two years ago, CureTogether released a list of the top patient-rated treatments...
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Craving Coffee Might be Genetic

June 04, 2013
By Amick B.  There are many studies that look at the health impacts of drinking coffee, but you’d be forgiven if you weren’t clear about whether it’s good for you....
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Getting Long in the Telomeres

May 30, 2013
Robin Smith, Health Content Scientist Barring injury, disease or capture, some scientists believe that a lobster could live virtually forever. They are amongst a select group of animals, including tortoises,...
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For Your Eyes Only

May 21, 2013
Genetics plays a big role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of vision loss among older Americans.Luckily, there are ways to lower the...
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Talking About Breast Cancer Risk

May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie’s revelation in the New York Times today that she had a double mastectomy after learning about her genetic risk for breast cancer focused attention on the difficult dilemma...
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