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Oct 28, 2014 05:40 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
An entire plant virus is reconstituted from DNA in the 700-year-old sample.
Do you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging? The answer is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
Sep 11, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
A gene studied in fruit flies, and shared by humans, is activated leading to an increased lifespan.
Jul 30, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
A new gene linked to suicide risk, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide.
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 3, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A sunburn or tan is the obvious result of skin exposure to sun, but how exactly does the sun cause less visible changes to our skin?
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 →
Jun 9, 2014 05:51 AM ET
Research out of the U.K. raises the possibility of doing an end-run mitochondrial defects that can harm babies by swapping out the "broken" mitochondria for healthy ones from another woman.
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