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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 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.
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