twin studies

Seeing Double

February 08, 2016
Twins have long fascinated us as humans, so much so that twin stories are ingrained in the mythology of almost every culture.Beyond folklore, the study of twins has also become...
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Itchy and Scratchy Genetics

April 28, 2015
Some of us are just tastier, or at least to mosquitoes. Just in time for summer, a new study of twins by researchers at the London School of Hygiene &...
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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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Ten percent inspiration, ninety percent perspiration (and sixty percent genetics)

October 16, 2014
By Robin Smith In his 2008 bestseller Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell argued anecdotally that when it came to success, intelligence isn’t everything. A study published this month in the journal PNAS...
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Great Expectations for Personal Genomes

April 03, 2012
A study published yesterday in Science Translational Medicine from a group at Johns Hopkins University set out to determine the best-case power of genetics to provide clinically meaningful information about risk of common diseases. Genetics will not be equally informative for everyone, and will not replace these other approaches, but this is actually quite compatible with personalized medicine -- that we can find and leverage the information that has the biggest impact on healthcare at an individual level.
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