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GENES & DISEASE

The “Viking Hypothesis” – Genetic Ties to Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a deadly but treatable disease, found predominantly in individuals of European descent. The gene mutation most commonly associated with hemochromatosis is...

Hemochromatosis – 1 in 9 Individuals of European Ancestry Carry a...

The Celtic curse is explained by genetic changes in one gene that controls iron absorption Long ago, Irish Celts worried about "fairies" replacing their...

GENES & NUTRITION

For the Love of Milk – Why Humans Gained Lactase Persistence

The milk revolution changed the gene that leaves us gassy, bloated and uncomfortable. Growing up, milk and butter were staples. In college, you consumed...

Celiac Disease – When the Gluten-Free Diet is not just a...

Genetic changes explain why some of us are more sensitive to gluten than others and how it leads to celiac disease From Weight Watchers to...

GENES & TRAITS

Do you have the “Warrior Gene”?

Business – It’s in your genes. Are you really business savvy because of your genes? Do your genes control your business choices? According to...

Genetic Changes that Affect Serotonin Levels can Explain Unhappiness

Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Bashful - four of Disney’s dwarfs are named after feelings ruled by one chemical in the brain, serotonin. It may...

PHARMACOGENOMICS

Caffeine may Increase your Risk of a Heart Attack

Knowing how fast your body breaks down caffeine can save your life It’s Wednesday afternoon and your brain is refusing to cooperate. You join your...

Genetic Testing to Assist in the Correct Dosing of Warfarin

Genetic changes in four genes influence the efficacy of Warfarin. It’s flu season. You bring it home and spend the weekend in bed. With painkillers...

DNA ARCHAEOLOGY

Compare your mtDNA to the Dark Countess

The mtDNA profile of the Dark Countess is known and available for comparison to individuals who are curious whether they may have descended from...

Compare your mtDNA to an ancient Siberian

The mtDNA profile of an ancient Siberian is known and available for comparison to individuals who are curious whether they may have descended from...

Y-Chromosome ‘Adam’ and Me – Using Y-DNA to Trace Ancient Paternal...

Differences in the outward physical features of people from around the world make us appear very uniquely distinct from each other. However, our DNA,...

Searching for ‘Genetic Eve’ – Mitochondrial DNA and Ancient Maternal Ancestry

Do you look like your mother or your father? Perhaps, you look like both of them or maybe you don’t look like your parents...

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