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Genetics

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Why Are Some People Lazy?

Can some people blame their laziness on genetics? Here’s a scientific look behind what causes laziness, including evidence of the “couch potato” gene.

05/26/2014

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Research Could Lead To Breast Cancer Cure

After analyzing the genetics of actual tumors, researchers say they are now closing in on the causes of cancer and how to cure it.

CBS 11–09/24/2012

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Study Says Political Beliefs May Be Genetic

In the latest piece of the nature versus nurture puzzle, a new study finds that political beliefs may be influenced by both your genetics and the environment you were raised in.

08/29/2012

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Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost Romney

It isn’t just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and “evolutionary biology” Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, “Like a Boss”.

08/23/2012

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Researchers Identify 2 Childhood Obesity Genes

Although poor food choices and lack of exercise are often blamed for the childhood obesity epidemic, researchers say a genes may share the blame.

04/10/2012

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Nobel Prize Winner To Discuss Dallas Project

A scientist who is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine will be speaking about a new research enterprise he has started in Dallas.

10/04/2011

An Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology doing research.

Family Health History A Powerful, Underused Tool

Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely to face.

CBSDFW.COM–11/08/2010