Genetics

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Jul 14, 2019

New research suggests that a healthy lifestyle can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these diseases

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Apr 18, 2019

Scientists say a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

Apr 11, 2019

Unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel

Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Apr 6, 2019

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code, has died

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

Mar 28, 2019

A panel of top scientists has concluded the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

Mar 12, 2019

A Midwestern restaurant is using cooking oil made from soybeans gene edited to be healthier and longer lasting

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Mar 9, 2019

Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges

Chimps varied 'culture' matters for conservation, study says

Mar 7, 2019

It's different strokes for different chimpanzees, according to a new study that highlights the diversity of chimp behavior - and argues it's worth protecting

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Feb 15, 2019

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Feb 11, 2019

DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with over a million dogs tested in little over a decade. DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with more than 1 million dogs tested in little over a decade

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