How a Revolutionary Genetic Discovery Is Changing What We Know About Anorexia Mother Jones
“Why won't she eat more? Why won't he eat more?” Cynthia Bulik, a clinical psychologist, and founding director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...
Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment WebMD
he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.
Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights MIT News
Researchers, including David Page of MIT's Whitehead Institute, find differences in gene expression between males and females throughout the body in humans ...
The risk of developing autism is 80% genetic, researchers now say Big Think
The study — which involved more than 2 million children — is the largest of its kind.
Shedding light on darker parts of our genetic heritage Science Daily
More than half of our genome consists of transposons, DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses. Transposons are normally silenced by a ...
Genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children: Novel findings for this deadly bone cancer could lead to better treatments for people and pets Science Daily
A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a new study. The findings could help break ...
Anorexia May Be Linked to Metabolism, a Genetic Analysis Suggests Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...
Autism largely caused by genetics, not environment, study finds Chicago Tribune
The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.
Majority of autism risk resides in genes, multinational study suggests Spectrum
About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries.
This genetic breakthrough on anorexia should transform how the disease is seen The Guardian
A study showing a genetic link to the eating disorder shows how wrong it is to simplistically blame sufferers for illness, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff.
Genetic control for major agricultural weeds? Science Daily
Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two aggressive weeds that threaten the food supply in North America, are increasingly hard to kill with commercially available ...
Boosting genetic diversity may save vanishing animal populations. But it may also backfire Science Magazine
PROVIDENCE—The expanding global human footprint is dividing the world's flora and fauna into ever-smaller, more isolated populations that could wink out ...
Romantic partnerships mitigate influence of genetic predisposition to alcohol consumption Medical Xpress
People with a genetic predisposition to risky alcohol behavior are less likely to drink frequently, become intoxicated often, or suffer from alcohol dependence ...
Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia' Medical News Today
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Plans to provide genetic testing on the NHS could harm well-being New Scientist
The UK's health *service* is set to offer genetic testing to determine people's risk of common diseases, but there are concerns that this could have negative effects.