Group-think is that latest trend in cancer research. This week’s cover story, available to subscribers, explains why such team efforts are becoming a necessity, and why it hasn’t always been this way.
Sexual preference may not be written in our genes, but rather in how our genes are expressed
If you’re a fan of CSI, you know that dead men don’t tell lies. Not even about their age.
Adding to the evidence that your baby’s health may be influenced by the nine months it spends in the womb, a new study finds that a pregnant mother’s diet may be associated with her child’s later risk of obesity.
Imagine if you bequeathed your children not just your genetic material, but also the consequences of your own eating habits. A study published on Dec. 23 in the journal Cell demonstrates that your diet can indeed make a …
Scientists are always trying to discover genetic origins of disease, and this week, one team announced a significant breakthrough.
The fight against obesity has engaged many fields of medicine: genetics to predict it; nutrition to prevent it; surgery to manage it; and endocrinology to deal with one of its biggest side effects, diabetes.
An article in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated examining the latest science on genetic influence over athletic ability suggests that the world’s elite athletes aren’t necessary equipped higher proportions of superpowered genes. In fact, David Epstein writes that when it comes to genes that research has linked to athletic …
A growing body of research suggests that early life experience changes the way genes respond to the world—and this can influence everything from the way people respond to stress to their risks for various diseases.
A new study–published in Nature Neuroscience and led by Chris Murgatroyd of the Max Planck Institute in …