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2 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

Take a look at several domesticated mammal species and you might spot a number of similarities between them, including those cute floppy ears.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, World News, South Africa

4 hrs ago | Medical News

PLXNA4 gene may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

5 hrs ago | Voice of America

Tastier Tomato, Tougher Rice Sought From Genetic Data

The tough but unpopular cousins of two favorite food crops have yielded their genetic secrets.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Biology

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

9 hrs ago | Ag Professional

New NK soybean varieties for 2015

Growing conditions and pest pressures constantly evolve. But NK soybeans keep pace with growers' needs by offering 21 new varieties to help their crop start strong for the 2015 season.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

9 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Mechanism by Which Child Abuse Influences Adult Health Identified

A new study demonstrates that childhood abuse affects the way genes are activated, thereby influencing a child's long-term development.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting

10 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Just 8.2 percent of our DNA is 'functional'

This figure is very different from one given in 2012, when some scientists involved in the ENCODE project stated that 80% of our genome has some biochemical function.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health

14 hrs ago | Science Daily

Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's found

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Biology, Science, University of Miami, Case Western Reserve University, University of Washington, Texas

WRAL.com

Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance

These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases

Scientific Blogging

Epigenetics Implicated In Mouse Cancer

If you go by stories of epigenetics and the microbiome, we are on the verge of curing all disease.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

IcNetwork

Welsh scientist leading global research into schizophrenia speaks of...

The brilliant scientist trying to find new treatments for schizophrenia has spoken about the work that could change millions of lives forever.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Iol.co.za

Friendships are more than skin deep

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Yale University, Biology, Science

Swissinfo

Re-wiring the brain with light to overcome disorders

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Related Topix: Journalism, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

News Observer

Summer of sequencing genomes

The second, accepted but not yet published by Theoretical and Applied Genetics, was done with several of the professional scientists mentoring the P2EP interns.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Winston-Salem, NC, Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics

Star Tribune

DNA offers new clues to mystery of schizophrenia

The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry's most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body's immune system.

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Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health, Genetics, Biology, Science

ScienceBlogs

Exactly 8.2% or 80% of the Human Genome is Functional [Discovering Biology in a Digital World]

Science and its interpretation is wonderful. Today I saw a post on Twitter from @LAbizar, referencing an @GEN, post that stated 8.2% of Human DNA is Functional with a link to a GEN article: "Surprise: Only 8.2% of Human DNA Is Functional."

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry

The Winnipeg Free Press

Lack of genetic diversity threat to livestock

Anyone who has lived on or near a farmyard with chickens is well-aware of the rooster's ability to trumpet the arrival of morning long before the sun peeks over the horizon.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Biology, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Famine, Natural Disasters

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Fields of genetics

Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

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