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People Adapted to the Cold and Got More Migraines as a Result

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 3 MAY 2018 – By Jessica Hamzelou – Some people have adapted to live in cold polar climates, but at a price. The same gene variant that helps us

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Inbred Neanderthals Left Humans a Genetic Burden

(TERRA DAILY) – The Neanderthal genome included harmful mutations that made the hominids around 40% less reproductively fit than modern humans, according to estimates published in the latest issue of

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This Biotech Company Wants the Power to Deny Patients Access to Their Own Genetic Information

(ALTERNET) – Myriad Genetics has already provoked ire for its former monopoly on testing for genes associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The biotechnology company Myriad Genetics is infamous

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SPARK Project to Examine DNA of 50,000 Autistic Kids

(BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) – A genomics research project hopes to collect and cross-reference the DNA of 50,000 people to better understand the autism spectrum. SPARK, the Sims Foundation Powering Autism Research

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Scientists Find Gene Fault that Raises Schizophrenia Risk 35-Fold

  By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – Scientists say they have conclusive evidence that changes to a gene called SETD1A can dramatically raise the risk of developing schizophrenia – a finding

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