Genetics

'Gene overdose' causes extreme thinness

Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature.

Genetics

Genes linking Alzheimer's and Down syndrome discovered

Scientists are a step closer to understanding which genes are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome, thanks to a new study led by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL along ...

Genetics

How our cells use mother's and father's genes

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have characterized how and to what degree our cells utilize the gene copies inherited from our mother and father differently. At a basic level ...

Genetics

More anti-inflammatory genes mean longer lifespans for mammals

We age in part thanks to "friendly fire" from the immune system—inflammation and chemically active molecules called reactive oxygen species that help fight infection, but also wreak molecular havoc over time, contributing ...

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