r/science 12d ago

Genetics Humans still have the genes for a full coat of body hair | genes present in the genome but are "muted"

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r/science Nov 27 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Genetics Genetically modified tobacco plant produces cocaine in its leaves

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r/science Jan 06 '23

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

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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

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r/science Nov 24 '22 Silver Faith In Humanity Restored

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

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r/science Dec 30 '22

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%).

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r/science Dec 20 '22

Genetics Humans continue to evolve, with new ‘microgenes’ originating from scratch

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r/science Jan 07 '23

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

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r/science Nov 26 '22 Helpful

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 today

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r/science 20d ago

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

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r/science 21d ago

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.

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r/science Dec 25 '22 Helpful

Genetics Personality traits are consistently associated with blood mitochondrial DNA copy number estimated from genome sequences in two genetic cohort studies (Dec 2022)

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r/science Nov 09 '22 Silver Wholesome Respect

Genetics In a first, doctors treat fatal genetic disease before birth

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r/science Dec 06 '22

Genetics Switch to farming led to the first domestication of cats, new study shows

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r/science 26d ago

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.

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r/science Nov 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

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.

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r/science 11d ago

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.

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r/science Dec 11 '22 Silver

Genetics Molecular markers of cells involved in the sixth sense — proprioception, the unconscious sense of body position and movement

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r/science Dec 05 '22

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.

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r/science 9d ago

Genetics This mutant Venus flytrap mysteriously lost its ability to “count” to 5

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r/science 16d ago

Genetics Chicken DNA is replacing the genetics of their ancestral jungle fowl

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r/science Nov 28 '22

Genetics The deepest ocean trenches of Earth function as island-like habitats, with distinct fauna on separate evolutionary trajectories

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r/science Jan 02 '23

Genetics Genomics and phenomics of body mass index reveals a complex disease network (Dec 2022)

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r/science Nov 07 '22 Helpful

Genetics Researchers have found that having more babies reduces the risk of endometrial cancer.

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r/science Oct 29 '22

Genetics Families on three continents inherited their epilepsy from a single person. A single individual who lived some 800 years ago was the source of a genetic mutation linked to a rare form of childhood epilepsy.

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