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May 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The newly created humanized yeast reveals how humans and yeast share genes despite being separated by a billion years of evolution.
Apr 16, 2015 12:31 PM ET
The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
Apr 14, 2015 01:10 PM ET
Trace brushes us up on the ABCs of DNA and then recounts the findings of new research that could rewrite what we thought we knew about inherited traits.
Feb 25, 2015 09:12 AM ET
Aside from the pleasurable feelings that come with it, evolutionarily speaking why do humans have to have sex to keep the species going when it doesn't seem the most efficient way to go?
Feb 3, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Discovery News
A baby created with DNA from three people could be born as soon as this year.
Jan 27, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
Jan 12, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
DNA has been observed moving from one cell to another for the first time in animals.
Jan 9, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Genes primarily affecting males, as well as family environment help explain why so many terrorists and killers are men, including brothers.
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