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# genes - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'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…”

# genes - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with gene editing? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# genes - Saturday 27 May, 2017

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.

# genes - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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.

# genes - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

This factory plans to clone animals on an industrial scale

It will develop animals such as pet and police dogs, racehorses, and cows.

# genes - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

And it can be used to make children healthier.

# genes - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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.

# genes - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From The42 Sturridge: My recurring injuries could be hereditary Genes

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

# genes - Sunday 3 August, 2014

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.

# genes - Thursday 8 May, 2014

At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy

It’s all down to genes and some super-speedy evolution.

# genes - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations

That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.

# genes - Friday 28 June, 2013

Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# genes - Sunday 5 May, 2013

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…

# genes - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic

It’s not you, it’s your genes…

# genes - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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.

# genes - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

# genes - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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.

# genes - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Feeling cheery? You could have the 'happiness gene' Good News

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.

# genes - Friday 29 April, 2011

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.

# genes - Monday 11 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Coffee lover? Blame your genes Caffeine

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.

# genes - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

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.

# genes - Sunday 31 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Men are the weaker sex, says study Aging

Men are the weaker sex, says study

Could it be that women live longer because they are less “disposable” than men?