Genetics

Addicted to the sun? Research shows it's in your genes

Sun-seeking behavior is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioral and personality traits, and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 people led by King's College London researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scleroderma Q&A: Your questions about the autoimmune disease answered

Like many autoimmune diseases, systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, can be a challenge to diagnose because its symptoms are varied, can range from mild to debilitating, and often resemble those of other conditions, such as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Loss of a co-twin linked to heightened psychiatric risk

The death of a twin, especially earlier in life, can increase the risk of their surviving twin being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, finds a new study published today in eLife.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perceiving the flavor of fat: A Monell Center twins study

Most people would agree that the pleasure of some foods stems in part from its fat content. New research, led by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has now found that liking of fatty food is more complex than its fat content ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New symptom tracking app aims to slow spread of coronavirus

Kings College London is today launching a new app which tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily. Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited ...

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