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The Genetics of Depression Are Different for Men and Women

There may not be a single depression gene, but there’s no question that our genetic makeup is an important factor in whether or not we get depressed. …

Depression

This Scientist Turned CEO Wants to Gene-Edit a Way to Cure Cancer

In a fashionable fitted blazer, Rachel Haurwitz looks the part of a polished executive when she meets me in the largest conference room of her …

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

Your DNA will guide what you eat as genetic test market ramps up

by Krystal Chia<p>Hong Konger David Leung is spurning white rice and eating fish thrice a week under a diet plan inspired by his DNA.<p>A genetic test in …

Method to determine when cell has 'cashed' RNA 'checks' written by active genes

DNA has often been called "the book of life," but this popular phrase makes some biologists squirm a bit. True, DNA bears our genes, which spell out …

What will the Doctor order?

By Melissa Hogenboom<p>Our quest to understand how our genes work started in earnest in the mid-19th Century when a biologist and monk called Gregor Mendel came to a startling conclusion about the traits of plants. He crossed purple flowered pea plants with white ones, and found that all the resulting …

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used …

Genetics

Scientists Identify What Genes Most Profoundly Shape Your Face

Our faces look they way they do for an important reason.<p>The face is one of the most dynamic tools we have to successfully live and interact with …

Genetics

Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes

If evolution works by selecting for the most advantageous genes, it begs the question: why haven't we evolved immortality? According to a decades-old …

Biology

The Everything Guide to Buying Running Shoes

Whether you’re training for your first marathon or just trying to get into a treadmill habit, the most important gear for any runner is your shoes. These pieces of foam and plastic are the only thing protecting your body from the impact of pounding the pavement, track, or trails. And while it might …

The real reason why all women should get their DNA tested

We are a society obsessed with information. We’re constantly connected, click-click-clicking to access a steady stream of news, data, and social-media updates. Curiosity is a powerful motivator, but there’s one area in which our thirst for knowledge has been inconsistent: genetic testing.<p>DNA tests …

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

Is Your Medication Helping or Hurting? DNA Tests May Be a Guide

Eight years ago, Karen Daggett nearly died while on a Valentine’s date with her husband when her prescription medications built up to a toxic level in her body. She felt dizzy and almost blacked out.<p>Daggett, now 71, was taking several prescriptions for an irregular heartbeat, but neither she nor …

Medicine

Data visualisation isn't just for communication, it's also a research tool

At the heart of the scientific method lies the ability to make sense from data.<p>However, this is a challenge in the fast-moving field of …

Data Visualization

1 in 5 Adults Carry At Least One Rare Genetic Disease

By<p>Jun 28 2017, 5:58 PM<p>One in five healthy adults has at least one genetic variant predicted to cause rare genetic diseases, according to a new study …

Your DNA-Based Diet Plan? He's Got an App for That

Imagine using your DNA sequence to plan your life. Before you hit the gym, your phone buzzes with a personalized workout routine based on an analysis …

Molecular Biology

Companies are trying to use your DNA and bacteria to give you personalized diet advice — here's what the science says

In our never-ending quest to get healthy, there's a constant, nagging hope that we'll find a hidden key to fitness — some trick or piece of information that finally makes it easy to look and feel how we want.<p>That's why bizarre diets take off and nutrition "breakthroughs" tend to go viral (even …

Secrets of the two-second pit stop

How do Formula 1 pit crews service racing cars so quickly?<p><b>A FORMULA 1 RACER IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A RACE</b>, dozens of laps to go. Everyone’s zooming over 300kph. But it’s time for repairs and tyre changes — time for a pit stop. The racer pulls in. Close to two dozen workers swarm on the vehicle. The …

Motorsport