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Genetics

Our bodies are riddled with useless genes

New study finds abundance of "junk" genes in the human genome.

DNA study: Vikings were plagued by intestinal parasites

A study of the remains of a 1,000 year old latrine reveals an unpleasant fact about the Vikings.

Groundbreaking genome sequencings reveal how birds became birds

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 48 different species of birds. Their findings reveal how birds developed, how all bird species are related, and what made them develop special characteristics.

Fatty liver is the new threat to national health

A Danish scientist is scrutinising millions of Danish and American genes, looking for an explanation to why increasing number of people are afflicted with fatty liver.

DNA study uncovers ancient ancestor of Europeans

A groundbreaking study of fossil genomes reveals that modern Europeans were shaped in a melting pot of immigrants.

Predicting aggressive lymphoma

A statistical genetic analysis can detect when lymphoma will be aggressive. Treatment can thereby be initiated in time.

In the hunt for obesity and diabetes genes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?

Diabetes gene found on Greenland

Scientists find genetic variant among Greenlanders that greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes.

A major step towards better wheat

A new research breakthrough will enable us to develop more robust and better wheat varieties in the years ahead.

Case grows for genetic connection to CP

People who have relatives with cerebral palsy run a higher risk of having children with the same diagnosis. The closer the relative – the greater the risk.