Human Genetics

Human Genetics is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of human genetics, including legal and social issues."

Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
History
1964-present
Website
http://www.springer.com/biomed/human+genetics/journal/439
Impact factor
5.047 (2010)

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Genetics

A bald gene finding

Hairlessness in dogs can be the result of deliberate breeding or, in certain breeds, a defect. A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki describes a gene variant in the SGK3 gene, which causes hairlessness in ...

Genetics

Genetics reveals the impact of lifestyle on evolution

Scientists have long thought that the rate with which mutations occur in the genome does not depend on cultural factors. The results of a current study suggest this may not be the case. A team of researchers from France and ...

Genetics

Using modern human genetics to study ancient phenomena

We humans are obsessed with determining our origins, hoping to reveal a little of "who we are" in the process. It is relatively simple to trace one's genealogy back a few generations, and there are many companies and products ...

Genetics

Gene mutation for heart disease in Newfoundland dogs identified

Newfoundlands—those massive, furry, black dogs—have captured many a heart with their hallmark size, sweet nature and loyalty. Unfortunately these gentle giants' own hearts are all too often afflicted with a potentially ...

Genetics

Two new genes linked to intellectual disability

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have discovered two new genes linked to intellectual disability, according to two research studies published concurrently this month in the journals Human Genetics ...

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