Genetics

The influence of genetics on nutritional requirements

Approximately 0.1%: that is the average genetic difference between two individuals. This small percentage is responsible for the variations of certain physical traits, such as eyes, hair, and height, but also for differences ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lipid metabolism is potential 'Achilles' heel' for cancer stem cells

Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of "cancer stem cells" that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to interfere with this metabolic mechanism in ovarian cancer, inhibiting ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study debunks 'depression genes' hypotheses

Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression. Such papers fueled ...

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