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Genes influence political engagement

Your ideological position, and your participation in demonstrations and elections, are partly determined by your genes.

Alcohol sensitivity is inherited

Do you have a parent or grandparent who is or has been an alcoholic? If so, you should stay away from alcohol when you are stressed.

Risk of autism mainly from common gene variants

Most of the genetic risk of autism comes from variations in common genes, rather than rare mutations.

Diabetes gene found on Greenland

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

Asthma seems to start before birth

People with asthma, hay fever and eczema probably developed their ailments in the womb. Researchers think the future may bring ways of averting these afflictions.

Salmon genome fully sequenced

After five years of international research cooperation between Norway, Chile and Canada, the Atlantic salmon’s genetic material has been fully sequenced.

Chromosome Y loss explains men’s shorter longevity

Older men’s loss of the Y chromosomes can raise the risk of cancer, diabetes and premature death.

Love matters more than genes for children with same-sex parents

Water just may be as thick as blood for children growing up with parents of the same sex. In a study of 25, they all reported a childhood that resembles any other childhood – where close family ties are established through mutual love and understanding.

Genetic test queues generated by Angelina Jolie

Since Angelina Jolie made her double mastectomy public in 2013, Norwegian women have streamed to hospitals to test against hereditary breast cancer.

Fattening facts behind the 5:2 diet

Study suggests that intermittent fasting is not a gateway to long-lasting weight reduction.