genetics

This Week in Science

Just Hearing the Results of a DNA Test Can Make Your Body Act Differently

People who were told that they were genetically at risk for poor exercise capacity couldn’t run as long as they could before they were told about their “risk.”
Shayla Love
20 hours ago
pain

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Erin Young
10.29.18
undiagnosed

Where People Turn When Nobody Can Diagnose Their Illness

"I spent hours and hours and hours researching and trying to find anyone or anything that might get us down the right path to figuring out what was going on with the boys."
Shayla Love
10.19.18
body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
9.19.18
nutrition

This Is Why You Snack When You're Bored

And here's what you can do to stop it.
AC Shilton
9.5.18
genetics

When You Have a Serious Genetic Disease, Who Has the Right to Know?

One woman is suing her father’s doctor for not disclosing that he has a fatal, heritable condition.
Shaun Raviv
7.18.18
dogs

A Contagious Form of Dog Cancer May Be Linked to Early American Canines

The cancer is known as Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor, or CTVT.
Máire Ní Leathlobhair
7.12.18
body

How to Do a Family Medical History

It can be important for detecting serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and strokes.
Cindy Kuzma
7.11.18
Phys Ed

This Is Why Running Doesn’t Always Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Even seasoned marathoners can still have the dreaded runner's paunch.
Markham Heid
6.6.18
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
genetics

A New Company Aims to Bring Gene Editing to Sick Patients—Fast

Beam Therapeutics will be the first to pursue therapies using a new, more precise technique. It could be the first step to translating gene-editing technology into treatments for human illness.
Shayla Love
5.14.18
Eating Disorders

Could You Give Your Kids an Eating Disorder?

If you have a first-degree female relative with an eating disorder, you're about ten times more likely to have one in your lifetime.
Meeri Kim
2.23.18
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