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Genetics may predict a child’s reading ability

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A London study has used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone.

A single protein may be at the root of autism

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Researchers are closer than ever to finding a cure for Fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism. A single protein may hold the key.

Head injury can lead to genetic changes in brain

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A traumatic brain injury could alter master genes and increase your risk of developing certain brain diseases, like ADHD, Alzheimer's, and autism.

Math could help us understand our bodies, disease

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Scientists from Berkeley and Mich. develop a model from a math perspective for how genes are expressed in different cells at different stages.

Puppy mills don’t produce the best pets

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Do you have a pet? If so, do you know how that pet came into the world? Was it in a humane way or did it need to be rescued?

Do genes predict how we use social media?

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How we interact with social networks—look at info that reinforces or confronts our own viewpoint—may depend on our genes.

Parents obese? You might be slow.

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Children of obese parents are more likely to fail tests of fine motor skills and personal-social skills than those of normal-weight parents.

Mutations in ‘essential’ genes linked to autism

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Mutations in those genes that are essential to life have been linked to autism in a huge review of family data in a few huge databases. From U.Penn.

One little mutation can mean so much

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How did unicellular organisms become multicellular? It could come down to a single mutation 600 million years ago in their DNA.

Teenage acne sufferers may, in fact, age better

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Teens need not fret too much over a condition of acne: Sufferers may have the last laugh as they get older, new research out of the UK has concluded.