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Nov 12, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Reaching a ripe old age seems to have little to do with lifestyle and a lot to do with genes, concludes a new study on 17 of the oldest people on the planet. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 07:45 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Two mutated genes help to explain why the majority of all violent crimes are committed by a small group of antisocial, repeat male offenders.
Oct 1, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
An ancient idea of non-genetic inheritance may influence offspring of flies, scientists report. Continue reading →
Aug 26, 2014 04:50 PM ET // Jillian Rose Lim, LiveScience
Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins suggests.
Aug 20, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians.  Continue reading →
Jul 14, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Jillian Rose Lim, LiveScience
People unsuspectingly choose friends who share parts of the same DNA, a new genetic analysis finds.
Jul 8, 2014 07:00 PM ET // AFP
Small differences in the genes can account for how well kids do with numbers and words innately.
Jul 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Denisovans, a prehistoric species of human, passed beneficial DNA to Tibetans, who then helped push Denisovans to extinction. Continue reading →
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