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The role of genetics in personality and schizophrenia

June 19, 2017
Researchers have identified genes that influence both the risk for schizophrenia and the development of certain personality traits.The work published late last month in the journal Scientific Reports, a Nature...
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Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

May 04, 2017
New ancestry reports from DNA testing company 23andMe.
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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

January 10, 2017
If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that’s what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually...
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Holiday Party Genetics

December 19, 2016
Some of the dos and don’t of your annual office holiday party should be kind of obvious – don’t hit on your boss and maybe take it easy on the...
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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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Find Us At ASHG

October 13, 2016
Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver next week?We’d love to hear from you! Attend our talks, come by our posters, and find us at our...
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23andMe Scientists To Present New Findings

October 06, 2016
23andMe scientists will be at the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver this month sharing a wide spectrum of interesting data that includes more on the genetics...
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Genetic variants found to Influence multiple traits and conditions

May 16, 2016
Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size...
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Unibrows And The Study of Human Variation

March 04, 2016
Frida Kahlo accented her unibrow, while the late Soviet leader Leonard Brezhnev presumably didn’t care about his, and neither of them knew anything about the genetics behind what gave them...
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The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals

February 18, 2016
New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between...
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