heritability

Genetic Influences on Bone Density and Fractures

September 14, 2015
A large new study spearheaded by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University found a rare genetic variant with a large impact on bone mineral density and the propensity for some people...
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Cheers!

December 29, 2014
Why some people will have a hangover the morning after they ring in the New Year this year and others won’t, can at least be partially explained by genetics. There’s...
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Using Genetics and Family History for Health

October 15, 2012
For decades, a patient’s family health history has been a keystone to any wellness plan. A simple record of medical conditions your siblings, your parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents struggled...
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Elephants Are Red, Donkeys Are Blue, Genetics Can Influence Politics, Too

June 05, 2012
As Americans approach the elections this November, discussions of what influences economic and political preferences abound. Pundits use factors like income, gender, and education level to make predictions on how people will vote. But do they ever consider genetics in making their predictions? Maybe they should...
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Quiz Answers: Heritability Demystified

May 16, 2012
Congratulations to Monica P., the winner of our heritability quiz! Read on for the answers and to learn more about what we can say about nature vs. nurture.
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What Do You Know About Heritability?

May 09, 2012
Is it nature or nature? One concept scientists use to describe this balance is "heritability". But there are some nuances to this concept that often cause it to be misinterpreted. Show us what you know about heritability in this week's quiz!
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Miss Con-GENE-iality

January 27, 2009
If Facebook is starting to take over your life, maybe your genes are partly to blame. Researchers from UC San Diego and Harvard University have shown that certain aspects of...
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