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Largest-ever study on genetics of anxiety points to new treatments

Largest-ever study on genetics of anxiety points to new treatments

The future of anxiety treatments could go the way of oncology and cardiology, as scientists inch closer to treating the condition using precision...
Scientists Figured Out the Indian Cobra's Genome—at Last

Scientists Figured Out the Indian Cobra’s Genome—at Last

In 1891, a French physician named Albert Calmette opened a research outpost in what was then Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)...
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Mutants among us: “Natural short sleepers” reveal the genetics of sleep

Humans spend about one-third of our lives asleep, but scientists still don’t fully understand how sleep works and why some people have different...
New Tests Use Epigenetics to Guess How Fast You're Aging

New Tests Use Epigenetics to Guess How Fast You’re Aging

What’s enticing about this is that if you then make efforts to reduce your biological age by changing your habits, the test might...
What a 5,700-Year-Old Piece of Gum Reveals About Its Chewer

What a 5,700-Year-Old Piece of Gum Reveals About Its Chewer

This is further bolstered by the duck and hazelnut DNA the researchers found in the birch pitch, which are staple foods in that...
A DNA Firm That Caters to Police Just Bought a Genealogy Site

A DNA Firm That Caters to Police Just Bought a Genealogy Site

Just two years ago, GEDmatch was still an obscure genealogy website, known only to a million or so hobbyist DNA sleuths looking to...
What Is Genetic Testing? The Complete WIRED Guide

What Is Genetic Testing? The Complete WIRED Guide

As these clinical tests became more common, scientists were also busy trying to drill deeper into the substance of DNA, the chemical structure...
How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong

How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong

He now lives in Uganda, where he is involved with a local pharmaceutical company (and where same-sex relationships are currently illegal). Last year...
The genetic study showed influences that mirrored historical and political events. (Freesurf / Adobe Stock)

Genetic Study Reveals Exactly Who ‘The Romans’ Were

Scholars have been studying Rome for hundreds of years, but it still holds some secrets - for instance, relatively little is known about...
Researchers Pin-Point ‘Ancestral Homeland’ of All Modern Humans

Researchers Pin-Point ‘Ancestral Homeland’ of All Modern Humans

Most people accept that anatomically modern humans first arose in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago, but the location where that monumental evolutionary event...

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