Genes

Eat This
Eat This

What Are GMOs and Are They Bad for Me?

The question of what a genetically modified organism (GMO) is and whether it’s bad for your health is an especially persistent one.
Joanna Fantozzi
7.20.18
heredity
heredity

Carl Zimmer Wants Us To Be Generous About Our Definition of Heredity

But don't shell out any money on epigenetic yoga just yet.
Shayla Love
5.29.18
Sleep
Sleep

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
Jessica Dore
5.24.18
after death
after death

If Your Cells Continue to Function, What Does it Mean to Die?

"Am I my liver, my stomach, my kidney? All these things still work when I am dead."
Shayla Love
2.21.18
pain
pain

The Family That Doesn't Feel Pain

Their genes could lead to treatment options for people with chronic pain.
Shayla Love
12.21.17
longevity
longevity

A Genetic Test Told Me My Body is 34 Years Old

I'm actually 27.
Shayla Love
12.18.17
hard data
hard data

Why Are We Searching for a 'Gay Gene'?

Some question whether the benefits are overshadowed by the potential risks.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.11.17
genetics
genetics

Would You Want Your Baby Tested for Incurable Diseases?

Doctors are studying a controversial genetic test that screens newborns for about 1,800 disorders.
Michelle Malia
10.27.17
hard data
hard data

Why Do Divorces Seem to Run in Families? The Psychological and Genetic Links

A specific set of personality traits could be partly to blame.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
10.16.17
anxiety
anxiety

Just How Much Can You Blame Your Parents for Your Anxiety?

Mom and dad aren't off the hook.
Markham Heid
10.4.17
Diabetes
Diabetes

650,000 Black Americans Could Have Diabetes And Not Know It

A popular test may not be as accurate as doctors thought.
Ed Cara
9.13.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Older Dads Have Geekier Sons

Geeky in a good way.
Jesse Hicks
6.20.17