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Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study, led by researchers at the University of Oxford who were funded... Continue Reading →

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Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases, UCLA biologists report

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes in the brain in a way that increases people‚Äôs risk for a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, UCLA life scientists report. The researchers identified for the first time master genes that... Continue Reading →

Not everyone responds to coffee in the same way

Depending on your genetic make-up, you might be able to drink coffee right before bed or feel wired after just one cup, ongoing research shows. In previous work, Marilyn Cornelis, assistant professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School... Continue Reading →

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