Genetics

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

Aug 13, 2018

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

Aug 6, 2018

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

Jul 19, 2018

AP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease

Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

Jul 5, 2018

New study provides clues to the fate of early North American dogs that all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Jul 3, 2018

New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life

Sage grouse DNA study maps crucial mating grounds in US West

Jun 5, 2018

A DNA study of sage grouse has revealed a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

Jun 4, 2018

Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Jun 4, 2018

The largest breast cancer treatment study ever done finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can safely skip chemotherapy

Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Jun 1, 2018

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease

Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

May 31, 2018

Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA

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