#Genes

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Can Trauma Be Inherited Between Generations? - The Atlantic

A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’—and even grandparents’—experiences might affect our DNA.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

Sleeplessness can lead to a number of negative outcomes, from lost work to car crashes, but a new blood test may now be able to measure sleep deprivation.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.

Psychology | Personality

New Study: The Genetics of Staying in School - The Atlantic

Researchers have found 1,271 gene variants associated with years of formal education. That’s important, but not for the obvious reasons.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Medicine of the Future is Here – And It’s Alive! | FTI Journal

The FTI Journal is a quarterly publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Genetic Testing and Family Secrets

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Psychology | Personality

Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contribut

Science & Technology | Science

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Trauma travels through generations

Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

Health & Fitness | Health News

Get to know a gene: #HTR2A | GeneSight

What is HTR2A? The 5-HT2A receptor, encoded by the HTR2A gene, is responsible for post-synaptic serotonin signaling and is a target for many antipsychotics and antidepressants.1 Two single nucleotide polymorphisms...

Health & Fitness | Health News

How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain—and End America's Opioid Epidemic | WIRED

Her skin is perpetually on fire. He can't even feel a bone break. Together they might hold the key to ending America's opioid epidemic.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study links two genes to breast cancer survival - @Scienmag

Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 patients. Women whose tumours had a spec..

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Effect of Environment on Genes

Lab experiments show how sensitive genes can be to small differences in the environment.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Early Brain Development, Study Suggests

Changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease can be seen as early as childhood in people with a heightened genetic risk, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul

Studies of so-called epigenetic marks, crucial to our development, have met with growing skepticism over their findings.

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It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

by Mark Wolynn Traumas Lost and Found The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism? - WSJ

A drug that brings relief for some patients might cause harmful side effects in others. More genetic tests aim to help predict how people might respond to many common medications.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Family Relationship That Could Be Most Responsible For Your Emotional Life - PsyBlog

The ‘corticolimbic system’ plays an important role in mood disorders, such as depression.

Health & Fitness | Health News

An innovative tool to combat depression, back pain

Most startups define big wins as landing a key customer, strategic partner or round of funding. Assurex Health measures victories a bit differently. The Mason, Ohio-based startup defines winning as helping

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Scientists Learn How Genes Can Jump Between Species

Scientists have discovered a way by which genes from one species can jump directly into another species—nature’s way of creating genetically modified organisms.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village

Want great longevity and health? It takes a village

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Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study: MedlinePlus

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