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Genetic Makeup

Why Are Latinos More Likely to Be Happy?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Latin Americas and Scandinavians are more likely to be chipper than, say, the Chinese or the Iraqis (of course, there are very real non-genetic reasons for their respective unhappiness too). Is it possible, then, that as more Hispanics intermarry and intermingle and inter-you-know-what, they will spread their happiness genes among more and more Americans?

UConn's Role in Shaping the Future of Medicine

Susan Herbst | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Personalized medicine" is opening the door to a whole new world of medical care -- one that would offer a tailor-made approach to treating and preventing health problems in individual patients.

Obesity: How Intestinal Bacteria May Cause Weight Gain

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists led by Andrew Gewirtz at Emory University reveal that your intestines harbor a universe of bacteria -- the so-called gut microbiota -- that...