There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.
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From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer
Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
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DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov provides a new picture of sled dogs today, including huskies and malamutes.
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Twins show that genes play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but not guys. Plus, tips for how huggers can get through social distancing.
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Researchers have pinpointed a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow in animal models and how to "switch it off."
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Cassandra Extavour and Leo Blondel provide the strongest suggestive evidence yet that at least part of a specific gene came from bacterial genomes.
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A study with chickens from Tibet shows that organisms have a kind of "memory" of their ancestral homes that makes adaptation to environmental change easier.
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