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Genetic Research

What Calico Cats Can Teach Us About Obesity

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

House cats -- in all their notoriously lazy glory -- may actually help scientists figure out how to control obesity in humans. Researchers at the U...

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.

What If

Christine Eads | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Eads

What if, at your fingertips, you had all the information that could tell you all you needed to know about every disease and/or illness you may contract for the rest of your life?

Beyond the Science of Older New Dads and Baby's Longevity

Joel Brokaw | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Joel Brokaw

There is an extra Father's Day gift for us older new dads. It seems that scientists have discovered how our offspring may enjoy a longer life the older the birth father happens to be.

A Step Towards Addressing Health Disparities In The Latino Community

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Rugnetta

The Latino community is both genetically and culturally diverse; and as gene-based medicine advances, Latinos will need to make sure that new medical technologies serve that diversity.

'Designer Genes'

Steven Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Potter

As I explain in "DESIGNER GENES," the revolution is ongoing and there may indeed be no stopping it now. The human species is about to undergo an incredible transformation.