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The Good News & The Bad News About Beating Obesity

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Science

There's no escaping the fact that obesity raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems. But as obese people know all to...

Genes Reveal Reason Pygmies Are So Short

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live in rainfor...

Genes and Values: The Dopamine Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

All cultural generalizations are wrong when it comes to individuals. We all know Europeans and Americans who are self-effacing and communitarian in their world view, and Asians who are fiercely independent. So why do some individuals conform to cultural norms and others not?

Mouse Study Suggests Surprising Role For 'Junk' DNA

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 10.28.2013 | Science

Face shape is largely determined by genetics, yet no two faces are entirely alike. How do genes bring about faces with subtle differences while avoid...

Could Roma Couple Have Blond, Blue-Eyed Child?

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

Updated at 1:44 p.m. on Oct. 25. A Roma couple in Greece was charged last week with abducting a young girl who was found living with them. What mad...

Are Alcoholism and Addiction in Our Blood?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Probably the best information we have about the hereditability of alcoholism comes from studies of twins, and specifically those that compare identical twins with fraternal twins.

Historic DNA Letter Expected To Bring Big Bucks At Auction

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.23.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Sixty years ago scientist Francis Crick wrote a letter to his 12-year-old son saying he and a colleague had discovered something "very bea...

How I'm Working Through The 'Glitches' In My Aging Body

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I was in the grocery store with a full cart when my second toe curved over the top of my big toe, as if to give it a hug. I rolled my foot, stomped it and leaned down to give it a massage but the spasm would not release. I abandoned my cart and limp-hopped out of the store.

Scientists Find Gene For Common Skin Disorder

Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/23/2012 01:37 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Researchers say they have identified a gene linked to the mo...

Are Criminals Born That Way? What Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Genes, Criminal Behavior Linked In University Of Texas Study

Getting Rich and the Marshmallow

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

We have a financial system that has played to people's weaknesses. We have allowed people who are prone to instant gratification to have as much credit as they could get their hands on.