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A Large Genetic Study of Anorexia May Begin Yielding Clues to Treatment

Anorexia nervosa ravages bodies. The well-known eating disorder tricks people into thinking they’re overweight — to the point that they […]

A Large Genetic Study of Anorexia May Begin Yielding Clues to Treatment

Anorexia nervosa ravages bodies. The well-known eating disorder tricks people into thinking they’re overweight — to the point that they […]

Genetic Deep Dive Helps Explain How Whales Evolved to Become Aquatic

Whales, dolphins and other cetaceans underwent numerous physiological changes as they transitioned from the land to the sea. (Credit: Carl […]

Genetic Study Suggests South Asians Today Descend from Indus Valley Civilization

DNA obtained from an ancient woman’s remains have established a genetic link between modern-day Indians and the Indus Valley Civilization’s […]

Genetic Study Suggests South Asians Today Descend from Indus Valley Civilization

DNA obtained from an ancient woman’s remains have established a genetic link between modern-day Indians and the Indus Valley Civilization’s […]

A PTSDodgy Genetic Test – Neuroskeptic

A dubious paper just published in Molecular Neurobiology makes the suggestion that all military recruits should be offered genetic testing […]

A PTSDodgy Genetic Test – Neuroskeptic

A dubious paper just published in Molecular Neurobiology makes the suggestion that all military recruits should be offered genetic testing […]

Scientists Find Genetic Reason Why Store-Bought Tomatoes Taste So Bland

(Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos; Wikimedia Commons) Store-bought tomatoes taste horrifically disgusting — err, bland. Now scientists have discovered a version of a […]

Scientists Find Genetic Reason Why Store-Bought Tomatoes Taste So Bland

(Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos; Wikimedia Commons) Store-bought tomatoes taste horrifically disgusting — err, bland. Now scientists have discovered a version of a […]

Many Families With High Breast Cancer Risk Await a Genetic Explanation

For decades, Piri Welcsh has had professional and personal stakes in understanding the genetics of breast cancer. In the 1990s, […]

Many Families With High Breast Cancer Risk Await a Genetic Explanation

For decades, Piri Welcsh has had professional and personal stakes in understanding the genetics of breast cancer. In the 1990s, […]

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Ash tree killed by the invasive emerald ash borer. (Credit: K. Steve Cope / Shutterstock) Compared to gene-edited babies in China […]

With A Genetic Tweak, Crops That Grow 40 Percent Larger

(Credit: Fotokostic/Shutterstock) What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent […]

With A Genetic Tweak, Crops That Grow 40 Percent Larger

(Credit: Fotokostic/Shutterstock) What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent […]

Dads Who Exercise May Pass on Genetic Benefits to Children

A new study found that men who hit the gym may give their kids a genetic head start. (Credit: 4 […]

Dads Who Exercise May Pass on Genetic Benefits to Children

A new study found that men who hit the gym may give their kids a genetic head start. (Credit: 4 […]

Genetic Testing Reveals Why Huskies Have Blue Eyes

(Credit: Melinda Nagy/Shutterstock) The piercing blue eyes of huskies — those beloved, wolf-like canines — stand out among most dog […]