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New Parkinson's gene is linked to immune system

A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common, late-onset Parkinson's disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.

Aug 27, 2010
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The taste of quinine: It's in your bitter genes

Some people find quinine to be bitter while others can drink it like water. Now, scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators report that individual differences in how people experience quinine's bitterness are related ...

Aug 02, 2010
3.7 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Addressing the DNA Backlog

(PhysOrg.com) -- Valerie Neumann was drugged and raped in 2006, but the DNA her attacker left behind is still untested. Her case is not unusual.

Jul 13, 2010
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DNA study confirms geographical origin of Jews

New research has found Jews share a genetic bond with Cypriots and Druze and confirms the Jewish diaspora maintained a strong DNA continuity despite its long separation from the Middle East, scientists said ...

Jun 09, 2010
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