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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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Malaria Parasite May Have Found Way To Thwart Protective Genetic Variation

March 31, 2010
Each year at least 350 million people around the world are infected by malaria parasites.   More than one million people, mainly young children, succumb to the disease.   But...
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Large Study Reveals Details of African American Genetic Ancestry

January 11, 2010
As shown in these ancestry paintings from 23andMe, the proportion of African DNA can vary widely for African Americans. A recent study led by Carlos Bustamante of Cornell and Sarah...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Clues to Bowel Disease Found in Mice and Men

September 30, 2009
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can appear as either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, damages the lining of the digestive tract and leads to abdominal cramps, incomplete digestion and nutritional...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

September 01, 2009
Although environment plays a major part in addiction – you can’t get hooked on something you’ve never tried – genetics plays a substantial role in determining whether a person who...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation In Morphine Receptor May Play A Part In Coping With Social Rejection

August 13, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Help Immune System Put Up Just The Right Amount Of Fight

June 12, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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New Study Argues For Construction of Mexican Medical Genetic Reference Database

May 14, 2009
Mexican flu virus genetics has been much in news lately; how about a look at Mexican human genetics for a  change? A new article from researchers at Mexico’s National Institute...
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The Origins of Pastoralism in Africa: What do the Genes Say

August 04, 2008
This guest post is by Brenna Henn, a doctoral student in Stanford University’s Department of Anthropology and a 23andMe consultant. Brenna studies human evolution using genetic information. Her interests include...
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