Genes

Genetic Similarities of Mice and Men

April 20, 2012
23andMe celebrates genetic diversity but today we’d like to celebrate our genetic similarities -- to other organisms.  
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The genetics of hunter-gatherer populations

May 10, 2010
The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic,...
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The Disappearing Y: New Study Uncovers the History and Future of the Y Chromosome

July 20, 2009
It may be you’ve heard a rumor that males are on the brink of extinction. Whatever you may think of that prospect, the rumor is false. But over the past...
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Researchers Look For Common Themes In Bipolar Disorder Genetics

June 23, 2009
Genomewide association studies have had some success in finding DNA variants associated with increased risk for bipolar disorder.   But researchers from the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics...
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Environment, Not Genes, Key To Increasing Disease Rates

May 28, 2009
Type 1 diabetes is on the rise in European children, says a new report. Researchers studied type 1 diabetes data collected between 1989 and 2003 at 20 centers in 17...
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Genes and Languages: Not So Strange Bedfellows?

August 18, 2008
Throughout the history of our species there has been one constant:   movement.   Since the origin of Homo sapiens nearly 200,000 years ago in East Africa, humans have journeyed...
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