Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already have cancer? What is the benefit of testing? ...

Diabetes

Childhood obesity increases risk of type 1 diabetes

Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to the findings of a new study that analyzed genetic data on over 400,000 individuals. The study, co-led by researchers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why an early start is key to developing musical skill later in life

Among the many holiday traditions scuttled by pandemic restrictions this year are live concerts featuring skilled musicians. These gifted performers can often play with such ease that it is easy to underestimate the countless ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you a hugger? It might be hereditary

A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.

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