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A Sixth Sense? It's in Your Genes

Posted by External 30 days ago General — Taste, smell, vision, hearing, touch and… awareness of one's body in space? Yes, humans have at least six senses, and a new study suggests that the last one, also called proprioception, may have a genetic basis. Read More
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Essential mouse genes could guide human precision medicine

Posted by External 36 days ago General — About one-third of 1751 genes studied in the first comprehensive survey of the mouse genome are essential to life, according to new research. Mutations of these genes cause death at the embryo stage. Many of them have counterparts in the human genome, so understanding why these genes are so vital could help prioritize human genes for study. Read More
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Antimicrobial chemicals found with antibiotic-resistance genes in indoor dust

Posted by External 45 days ago General — University of Oregon researchers have found links between the levels of antimicrobial chemicals and antibiotic-resistance genes in the dust of an aging building used for athletics and academics. One of the antimicrobials seen in the study is triclosan. Read More
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Facial Features and Genes: Study Taps New Connections

Posted by External 57 days ago General — In a new study, researchers tried to make sense of how a person's genes are linked to his or her appearance. Read More
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How Long Will Your Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

Posted by External 58 days ago General — If one cup of coffee keeps you perked up all day, you may be able to thank your genes for that long-lasting caffeine kick, a new study finds. Read More
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Will Your Weight Loss Program Work? It May Depend on Your Genes

Posted by External 148 days ago General — Some people shed many pounds when they join a weight loss program, but others don't see the scale change at all, and scientists want to know why. Read More
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Your Genes May Influence When You Lose Your Virginity

Posted by External 187 days ago General — The age at which people first have sex is largely influenced by social factors, but genes play a role too. Read More
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Humans Should Edit Genes to Survive In Space, Scientist Says (Video)

Posted by External 198 days ago General — Humans may need to genetically engineer themselves to withstand the harsh and unpredictable environments encountered during long-term space travel, one researcher says. Read More
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It's a Girl! Ancient Viral Genes May Determine a Baby's Sex

Posted by External 205 days ago General — The sex of mouse babies, and perhaps the sex of human babies, may be influenced by a ancient viral genes, a new study finds. Read More
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