Many gene variants have been associated with schizophrenia, but we should be wary of these findings.
Genes play a key role in our state of mind.
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Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.
Hans Eysenck - a controversial figure.
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Hans J. Eysenck's views on genes and intelligence were considered controversial at the time. But do recent studies vindicate the man?
Body weight plays a role in women’s job prospects.
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?
Never too old.
You can't do much about the genes you're dealt, but the BELFAST study of nonagenarians shows that you can live a long and healthy life if you play your cards well.
Black-headed flying fox (right) among a grey-headed colony.
Bats can carry some of the deadliest diseases known to affect humans and yet they don't seem to get sick. So what can we learn from a bat's immune system?
Scientists used to think that the 98% of human DNA that didn't encode proteins was junk. They don't think that anymore.
Slowly giving up its secrets.
Many of the genes and transcripts associated with schizophrenia are only found in humans, which makes studying the disorder difficult. But scientists are slowly making progress.
The annual ‘Living Landscapes’ procession is aimed at raising awareness of the Cedarberg’s KhoiSan cultural heritage.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically. They are in fact 99.5% similar and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.
Research on how our lifestyles affect our genes raises the possibility of giving your future kids a better start in life before they're even born.
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As we consider the ethics of human gene editing, we need to understand what can and can't be meaningfully edited.
There goes some precious DNA….
Researchers want your canine's DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
Scientific evidence shows overwhelmingly that people across the world are genetic refugees from Africa.
Despite science refuting the existence of different human races, people have used "race" throughout history to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority.
To whom is she more closely related?
How many times do people make the comment about which parent a child takes after. So what does genetics say?
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Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.
The accuracy of gene editing will be the deciding factor in the success of current technology.
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A toddler from London has had gene therapy for leukaemia and it seems to have worked. But why have breakthroughs taken so long?
Both biology and culture likely contribute to our reproductive behaviour.
Is a woman's longing for a child evolution at work, or social conditioning? And what about those who don't want kids? Are they defying nature? Probably not, as almost everyone wants sex.
Don’t forget the genes!
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It's time for neurons to share the glory. Gene activity isn't just a background utility of the brain, but an integral part of its operation.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness.
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Scientists have discovered that the high pressure in the eye that occurs with most common forms of glaucoma can trigger two genes that work together to cause vision loss, which may help pave the way for new glaucoma drugs.