News tagged with genetic characteristics

'Personality genes' may help account for longevity

"It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage ...

May 24, 2012
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Study tracks down cause of birth defect

A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease.

Feb 13, 2012
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Autistic facial characteristics identified

The face and brain develop in coordination, with each influencing the other, beginning in the embryo and continuing through adolescence. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found distinct differences ...

Oct 20, 2011
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