hormone

SNPwatch: We Care a Lot

December 12, 2011
The hormone oxytocin has garnered many names in the media, from the “cuddle chemical” to the “morality molecule,” and it’s clear that it impacts social bonding. A new study suggests that people with at least one A at – a SNP in the oxytocin receptor gene called OXTR – are readily perceived by others as being less empathetic than GG individuals.
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SNPWatch: New Genetic Associations For Testosterone Levels in Men

October 24, 2011
Testosterone sometimes gets a bad rap, but it plays important roles not just in male development but als in overall health in men. A new study has identified several genetic factors that influence testosterone levels in men.
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