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  • Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age

    Good genes don't always tell the full story; according to new research studies by scientists at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, social and environmental factors have a significant impact on the likelihood that yo...
  • Are you genetically predisposed to antisocial behavior?

    Both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior, according to a new study. “Evidence is accumulating to show that the effects of variants of many genes that are common in the population...  more
  • Body weight heavily influenced by gut microbes

    Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a new study. Scientists identified a specific, little known bacterial family that is highly heritable and more common in...  more
  • Mice remain slim on high fat diet

    In a publication in Molecular Metabolism, Danish researchers say that they have discovered a way to keep weight off while eating a high fat diet. To do this they genetically delete the enzyme NAMPT in fat tissue of mice, and such deletion renders the a...
  • What’s changed in genetics since your high school biology class?

    The field of genetics has seen astonishing breakthroughs and the development of world-changing technologies in the past half century.
  • Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance

    The process by which a mother's diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring's attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research. The discovery could...  more