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The People Whose Genetic Tests Uncover Mysteries
Dealing with the uncertainty of a little-understood genetic mutation can be harder than just getting bad news.
Yes, There Is a Genetic Component to Intelligence
It’s important to recognize what the science says, and, no, that doesn’t lead us inexorably to Nazi race science.
Turns Out Nazis Have Some Pretty Wrong Views About Genetics
Just about everyone, everywhere, is a complicated mutt, and stories about “pure” bloodlines are almost always false.
How Adoptees Are Filling In the Holes in Their Family Medical History
Genome sequencing can be illuminating, but it’s also an ethical minefield.
You Can Inherit Loneliness
But it’s complicated.
Scientists Want You to Mail Them Your Dog’s Spit
They’re hoping dog DNA will help them understand some human diseases.
We’ve Run Out of Time to Save the Bulldogs
We’ve bred them into terrible health over the years, and now it may be too late to undo our mistake.
Scientists Discuss Synthetic Human Genomes in Secret, Scientists-Only Meeting
This turns out to be a reliable way to draw public attention to your private meeting about the future of human genetics.
This Is Why So Many Labrador Retrievers Are So Very Fat
Genes found in obese Labs may help scientists better understand how to help some obese humans.
The Happiness in Your DNA
New research offers a clue on the link between genes and well-being, but let’s not get carried away.
Your Dumb Genes Might Be Why All Your Friends Lost Their Virginity Before You
Last virgin standing.
A British Scientist Just Got Approval to Begin Gene-Editing Embryos
The experiments are aimed at advancing infertility treatments.
Scientists Made a Huge Genetic Discovery About Schizophrenia This Week
Pinpointing the trigger of the mental disorder may lead the way to better treatments.
In a Surprising Twist, Baby Looks Like Other Baby With Same DNA
Allison P. Davis
Your Appalling Drunken Behavior Might Be Genetic
An exciting new excuse for dancing on tables.
Should All Women Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?
It’s not a crystal ball.
Genetic Engineering for Our Babies Is Real
A new gene-editing technique makes “designer babies” seem like the least of our worries.
The Endless Dance of Genetics and Human History
Genes give rise to culture, and culture can determine which genes survive.
Schizophrenia May Actually Be 8 Disorders in One
A new study explains some of the genetic roots of the disease.
Babies Issue a Genetic ‘S.O.S.’ That Can Be Used to Detect Sepsis
This could save young lives.
Is Denmark a Happy Place Because of Its Genes?
This still doesn’t explain why they’re so good-looking.
Do Your Genes Make You a Democrat?
Interesting new research suggests genes help explain our political beliefs — but let’s not get carried away.
There Is No Such Thing As a Dumb Blonde
At least not where genetics are concerned.
Allison P. Davis
Intimate Portraits of Models and Their Moms
The fruits of a three-year-long photo project.
It’s Not You, It’s My DNA
A gene variation can explain why some people are more attuned than others to relationship problems.