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Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.
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 7, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Eight genes influence our preferences for a cup o' Joe.
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 16, 2014 11:00 AM ET // George Dvorsky, io9.com
A novel approach to analyzing genetic influences has allowed researchers to identify distinct gene clusters that contribute to eight different classes of schizophrenia.
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 30, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Clare Pain, ABC Science Online
Forget your genes and upbringing: the bottom line is if your blood sugar is low, your brain will direct you to eat.
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