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Neanderthal Genes Make Us Depressed, Smoke

A new survey links depression, nicotine addiction and other traits to Neanderthal genetic lineage.

CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Used to Treat Genetic Disease in an Animal For The First Time

It begins here.<p>For the first time, scientists have used CRISPR gene editing to successfully treat a genetic disease inside a fully developed living …

How Genetics Is Perfecting The Christmas Tree

The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.<p>With just a few days left until Christmas, my tree is barely holding on--to its needles, to its stiffness, and to its dignity. It was an early tree this year, the …

Evidence of a genetic ‘fountain of youth’ discovered

By on December 14, 2015 at 9:15 am<p>It’s no secret that the search for the fountain of youth has shifted into high gear of late. Google has thrown …

What makes one person more generous than another? It could be in the genes

Kalina Dunne Farrell wrote a note to the tooth fairy last month, asking for extra cash in exchange for a lost tooth so that she could help Syrian refugees.<p>Kalina, 10, had already amassed her savings from her weekly allowance, and offered to do extra chores, such as scrubbing floors and picking up …

Genetics

'Jolie gene' linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's patients have less BRCA1 protein like those who carry the 'Jolie gene'<p>The ‘Jolie gene’ which drives breast and ovarian cancer may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have discovered.<p>The gene BRCA1 is crucial for repairing DNA and protecting against cancer, but people who …

First Direct Evidence That ADHD is a Genetic Disorder Found

Neuroscience researchers from Cardiff University have found the first direct evidence that ADHD is a genetic disorder. The research found that of the …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

'Anti-malarial mosquitoes' created using controversial genetic technology

Scientists aim to tackle malaria by creating insects unable to spread the parasite, but caution urged over unpredictable ecological consequences<p>Hundreds of genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humans have been created in a laboratory as part of a …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Ethicist: There's Nothing Fishy About GMO Salmon

Health news<p>A genetically modified fish is about to start a long swim which will end in a year or two at your grocery store. Would you buy it to feed to you and your family? I think you should. It is the ethically responsible thing to do.<p>But the big question is will you be able to know what you can …

The biggest sperm come in the smallest packages – and other odd facts about male sex cells

Sexual competition has made sperm the most diverse - and fascinating - cells in the animal kingdom

The magical world of epigenetics

Let me tell you the hard part about writing about epigenetics: most of your audience has no idea what you’re talking about, but is pretty sure that …

Safety upgrade found for gene-editing technique

Tweak reduces chance of a mutation escaping into the wild, and can help to undo a mutation after it has spread.

How ‘jumping gene’ DNA uses its tail

Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, …

Cross-dressing is in the genes – at least in the strange world of the wading ruff

A type of wading ruff has evolved to look like a female so it can hide from other aggressive males<p>Cross dressing is in the genes, a new study of birds suggests.<p>The wading bird, the ruff, has an unusual mating pattern in which males adopt one of three strategies when attempting to woo a …

Claus Wedekind

<b>Claus Wedekind</b> is a Swiss biological researcher notable for his 1995 study that determined a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) dependent mate …

Tiny protein 'compasses' found in fruit flies - and potentially humans

Clumps of protein which align with Earth’s geomagnetic field lines may feed information to the nervous system, creating the ability to navigate<p>Tiny biological compasses made from clumps of protein may help scores of animals, and potentially even humans, to find their way around, researchers …

Biology