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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 25, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene.
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.
Aug 14, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Parasitic plants and their hosts may use genetic information as a language. Continue reading →
May 19, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Spouses may be more genetically similar than individuals randomly paired, reports a new study. Continue reading →
May 19, 2014 07:40 AM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
Certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism.
Apr 29, 2014 11:45 AM ET // Amanda Onion
Some 24 centuries after the ancient Greek father of medicine taught his students under an Oriental plane tree, scientists say they have the tree's genetic blueprint.
Mar 24, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
By deleting a single gene, researchers at Yale University were able to reduce obesity in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20 percent. Continue reading →
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