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One Mutation Turns Normal Mice Into Alcoholics

Alcoholism is a complicated condition caused by many factors, but at least one of these factors is your genes. Researchers have just found a new suspect: the Gabrb1 gene, which seems to play a role in regulating alcohol intake. Researchers have previously identified 39 genes associated with alcoholism in humans, […]
One Mutation Turns Normal Mice Into Alcoholics
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Our Genes Look Very Different Than They Did 5,000 Years Ago

[credit provider=”Wenqing Fu “] Humans have been collecting tons of negative mutations in the past few thousand years, a new study suggests.”Recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation present in contemporary populations,” study researcher Joshua Akey, of the University of Washington, told us in an email. “Our […]
Our Genes Look Very Different Than They Did 5,000 Years Ago
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One Mutation Could Explain Infertility And Lead To Male Birth Control

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Cropbot” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sperm-egg.jpg”] Researchers found that mice with a damaged copy of a particular gene produced sperm with tails which were 17 per cent shorter, making them less able to swim.The mice which had mutated versions of the gene, known as RABL2, also produced 50 per cent fewer sperm on […]
One Mutation Could Explain Infertility And Lead To Male Birth Control