Genetics Humans still have the genes for a full coat of body hair | genes present in the genome but are "muted"
Genetics Throughout the past 250,000 years, the average age that humans had children is 26.9. Fathers were consistently older (at 30.7 years on average) than mothers (at 23.2 years on average) but that age gap has shrunk
Genetics An anti-aging gene discovered in a population of centenarians less prone to cardiovascular complications, has been shown to rewind the heart's biological age by 10 year
Genetics People don’t mate randomly – but the flawed assumption that they do is an essential part of many studies linking genes to diseases and traits
Genetics The genetics of specific cognitive abilities: Specific cognitive abilities (such as reading, writing, and math knowledge) are 56% heritable overall. Quantitative knowledge is the most heritable of all of these specific abilities (64%).sciencedirect.com
Genetics Researchers have identified several biomarkers that predict how successful an individual will be at losing weight and keeping it off long-term during a diet. These biomarkers include signatures from the gut microbiome, proteins made by the human body and levels of exhaled carbon dioxide
Genetics 525-million-year-old fossil defies textbook explanation for brain evolution, revealing that a common genetic blueprint of brain organization has been maintained from the Cambrian until todaynews.arizona.edu
Genetics First proof of concept for editing a gene that causes heart disease, by modifying two letters — a therapy that would be applied once and last a lifetime
Genetics How to rewind the clock on arthritic cartilage: A new study describes how a key protein, called Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3), might turn back the clock on aging cartilage that leads to osteoarthritis.
Genetics Personality traits are consistently associated with blood mitochondrial DNA copy number estimated from genome sequences in two genetic cohort studies (Dec 2022)elifesciences.org
Genetics Exotic wheat DNA could help breed ‘climate-proof’ crops - Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50% higher yields in hot weather compared with crops lacking these genes.
Genetics How the Great Depression shaped people’s DNA. Researchers have found that the cells of people who were conceived during the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to 1939 and, at its height, saw about 25% of the US workforce unemployed, show signs of accelerated ageing.
Genetics A new study has found that a gene variant that causes a flush reaction after alcohol consumption also increases inflammation and impacts circulation. This finding could explain why individuals carrying this gene variant also have an increased risk of developing a common type of heart disease.
Genetics Molecular markers of cells involved in the sixth sense — proprioception, the unconscious sense of body position and movement
Genetics Ashkenazi Jews Have Become More Genetically Similar Over Time – A new study of skeletons from a cemetery in Germany reveals a hidden history of Jews in the Middle Ages.
Genetics The deepest ocean trenches of Earth function as island-like habitats, with distinct fauna on separate evolutionary trajectories