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Articles on Genetics include biological studies in heredity, particularly the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.

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Researchers Discover Genetics Markers To Help Predict Risk For Preterm Birth
New research is uncovering genetic links that may help explain some of the mystifying premature births among women who start pregnancy with no known risk factors.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.75

Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover A Genetic Cause For Atrial Fibrillation
Mayo Clinic investigators have discovered a gene mutation causing chaotic electrical activation of the heart muscle and atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart-rhythm disturbance affecting millions of Americans.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 8.33

Genes Are Main Culprit In Development Of Myopia, Study Suggests
A new study strongly indicates that the primary cause of nearsightedness is heredity.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 7.00

How can identical twins be genetically different?
They sleep together, eat together, and most people find it impossible to tell them apart. Identical twins who grow up together share just about everything, including their genes. But sometimes only one twin will have health problems when genetics predicts

Date: 26 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.77

Differences In Sexual Desire Can Be Attributed To Genetic Variances
New evidence that individual differences in human sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variations has been revealed by a research group.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 6.25

Are Dancers Genetically Different Than The Rest Of Us? Yes, Says Hebrew University Researcher
What makes dancers different than the rest of us? Genetic variants, says a researcher.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.00

When 'Reaper' Gene Comes, Cell Death Follows
Researchers have shown that two "death activator" genes are essential for cell death when Drosophila (fruit flies) metamorphose from larvae to adults.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 8.20

What Are Your Odds Of Surviving Into Your Hundreds?
Research published in BMC Medical Genetics shows that a genetic trait, which is rarely found in centenarians, is associated with lower cholesterol levels.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Gene Helps Regulate Longevity In Flies, And Perhaps Humans
Three natural variants in the gene for DOPA decarboxylase together accounted for 15 percent of the genetic contribution to variation in life span among strains of the fruit fly, according to research.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 7.00

Yale Researchers Identify Gene Depth Protects Against Kidney Stones
News: Researchers have identified a gene whose function protects the body against kidney stones.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 3.00

UCLA Scientists Identify Genetic Link To Migraine
UCLA geneticists have discovered the first evidence that migraine with aura is a hereditary condition.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

A New Leu253Arg Mutation in the RP2 Gene in a Japanese Family with X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
First to describe the clinical features associated with an RP2 mutation...

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

"You break it, you fix it"
Nonrandom chromosomal translocations are considered to be causal events leading to leukemic transformation. However, the mechanism(s) that cause these translocations are poorly understood.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Gene Detected That Decreases "Bad" LDL Cholesterol In Men May Cut Heart Disease Risk By 50 Percent
A gene that helps keep bad cholesterol at bay -- and may reduce heart disease risk by 50 percent -- has been discovered by researchers.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Scientists Identify DNA Flanking Region As Trigger For Genetic Instability
Scientists have shown that the DNA flanking region in a family of neurological disorders is triggering the genetic mutation that underlies these diseases.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.75

Weizmann Institute Scientists Report Why Taste And Smell Differ Among Individuals
"De gustibus non est disputandum" is a popular saying, conveying that one shouldn't argue about flavors. Now, a team at the Weizmann Institute of Science, headed by Prof. Doron Lancet, has found why this is true...

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 10.00