Genetics

ZIP code or genetic code?

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful—zip code or genetic code?

Genetics

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Our gut microbiome—the ever-changing "rainforest" of bacteria living in our intestines—is primarily affected by our lifestyle, including what we eat or the medications we take, most studies show.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the COVID-19 virus become endemic?

A new article by Columbia Mailman School researchers Jeffrey Shaman and Marta Galanti explores the potential for the COVID-19 virus to become endemic, a regular feature producing recurring outbreaks in humans. They identify ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities: study

A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catching malaria as the invading insect spreads throughout the continent, a study said Monday.

Genetics

Renegade genes caught red handed

The guardians of the human genome that work to prevent potentially disease-causing gene expression might not be as effective at their jobs as previously thought, according to new University of Arizona research.

Genetics

How our genes and environment influence BMI and height

Environmental conditions influence our body mass index (BMI) by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.

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