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May 25, 2015

 

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Changing the Gene with Meditation   

Mindful meditation may be used to cure physical ailments like inflammation.

January 20, 2015

 

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DNA Wrath of Khan

Genghis Khan fathered an empire in more ways than one.

December 24, 2014

 

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The Genetics of the Hangover

Alcoholism runs in families. So does hangover tolerance.

September 13, 2014

 

Red and green beans clump on a Robusta coffee plant.

Evolution of the Java Jive

Researchers find that caffeine evolved in coffee, tea, and chocolate independently.

June 13, 2014

 

A microscopic worm sits next to a microscopic egg.

Run For Your Lives, Roundworms!

Roundworms don't actually need to mate to reproduce. When they do mate, though, the consequences can be deadly.

June 5, 2014

 

A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

May 14, 2014

 

A pink flower stands out against an out-of-focus background.

Research Finds Much Variation In How We Perceive Smells

When it comes to our sense of smell, genetics seems to matter an awful lot.

February 13, 2014

 

A baboon sits in a tree

For Baboons, Second Best Isn’t Always So Bad

When losing is winning in the complicated social world of baboons.

December 11, 2013

 

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The Genetics of Chocolate

Chocolate production is both an art and a science. Researchers hope to alter chocolate genes to produce sweeter rewards.

November 15, 2013

 

An outstretched hand balances a crystal ball in its palm.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Are six-fingers in store for our evolutionary future?

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