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# Genes

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'Neurons can't get notions of being muscles': What makes cells with the same DNA act differently?
“Imagine your genes are books in a library…”
Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?
The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.
Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time
Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.
People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet
The isolate population in Mylopotamos live on a diet rich in animal fat.
The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.
This factory plans to clone animals on an industrial scale
It will develop animals such as pet and police dogs, racehorses, and cows.
Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers
And it can be used to make children healthier.
Scientists might have found the reason that people suffer from alcoholism
The experiment involved looking at a protein that exists in both fruit flies and humans.
Sturridge: My recurring injuries could be hereditary
The Liverpool forward admits that his family have always suffered with muscle problems while he also hopes to strike up a partnership with Mario Balotelli when he regains fitness
The closer you live to Denmark, the happier you are... It's science, apparently
The greater a nation’s genetic distance from Denmark, the less happy its citizens are – according to new research.
At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy
It’s all down to genes and some super-speedy evolution.
Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations
That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.
Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents?
The UK has given it a green light. What do you think of the scientific breakthrough?
Why some people (and mice) can eat a lot and stay skinny
It may be in the genes – but you don’t give up the exercise or healthy eating just yet…
Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic
It’s not you, it’s your genes…
New findings may provide relief for osteoarthritis sufferers
Eight potential osteoarthritis susceptibility genes discovered, which scientists say may be instrumental in future disease prevention and treatments.
Modern racehorses all share 'speed gene' from one common ancestor - study
An Irish scientists says all modern Throughbreds share a “speed gene” which originated in a British mare living 300 years ago.
Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study
New research has uncovered a link between genes and blood pressure – however experts say that lifestyle factors are still important contributors to hypertension.
Feeling cheery? You could have the 'happiness gene'
Researchers have discovered that how happy – or sad – we are is partially down to what’s in our DNA.
Scientists may have found the key to how the human brain develops
Researchers have isolated a single gene which may determine the size of the brain, and which may be crucial in understanding the development of our grey matter.
Coffee lover? Blame your genes
If you find yourself reaching for a cup of coffee or square of chocolate throughout the day to keep you going, it could be because of your genes.
Scientists discover gene linked to alcohol consumption
Researchers have identified a gene which appears to regulating the amount of alcohol a person consumes – people with the gene drink an average of five per cent less alcohol than those without it.
Men are the weaker sex, says study
Could it be that women live longer because they are less “disposable” than men?