Urinary Incontinence is Inherited

New research from the University of Bergen, Norway, shows that a woman who's mother has urinary incontinence has a 30 percent greater chance for incontinence herself.

New research suggests diabetes transmitted from parents to children

An unusual form of inheritance may have a role in the rising rate of diabetes, especially in children and young adults, in the United States

Teenagers with one parent at risk of substance abuse

Teenagers from some single parent families are most likely to experiment with drugs, cigarettes and alcohol and experience some mental health issues.

Study provides new understanding of spontaneous hybridization

Plant and animal breeders have long used hybridization to transfer useful traits between species.

CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited

A class of small RNAs inherited from the mother determines offspring's fertility trait

Can Genetic Research Improve Public Health?

Genetic studies have an important part to play in the health of the general public...

How purple corn and RNA break genetic laws

A newly cloned gene in corn will help explain how unusual interactions between a parent's genes can have lasting effects in future generations.

Men with multiple sclerosis pass disease to offspring more often than women

According to a new study, men transmit multiple sclerosis (MS) to their children 2.2 times more often than women in families where the father or mother and a child have multiple sclerosis.

Female birds choose best singers to have smarter offspring

Fancy singers have more elaborate brain structures (to learn singing and other life skills), brains that the females hope their offspring will inherit.

DNA variations signal lupus risk

9 variants helped to identify those who had up to twice the risk of getting lupus

Scientists identify genes linked to lupus in women

An international consortium of scientists has identified multiple genes that are linked to systemic lupus erythematosus

Study suggests genetic connection between short stature and arthritis

Common genetic variants linked to arthritis may also play a role in human height, a new study shows.

Epilepsy genes may cancel each other

Inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually be "seizure-protective"

Stanford researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur

A discovery about the genetics of coat color in dogs

Phenotype-genotype association grid: a convenient method for summarizing multiple association analyses

An approach that displays strengths of statistical associations at a glance, and that makes supporting data available easily via graphs accessed by a mouse click.

A test of Fisher's theory of dominance

The author tests Fisher's theory by assessing the dominance of mutations in an organism that is typically haploid, the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

A rational treatment of Mendelian genetics

It is then possible to account rationally, and without misrepresenting Mendel, for: the origin of dominant and recessive traits

Early heart disease in parents linked to thicker artery walls in offspring

If your parents had coronary heart disease before age 60, the walls of your neck arteries are more likely to be thicker, putting you at higher risk of heart disease, too

Why children of parents with type 2 diabetes are at risk themselves

The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance is a widely debated topic.

Offspring of premature heart attack victims show early signs of disease

The offspring of adults who have had premature heart attacks show signs of blood vessel disease at young ages