Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  1. Health & Medicine

    Simple test for cancer and heart disease

    Disease diagnosis often requires expensive equipment and tests to probe deep inside the body. But a new test relies on a fast, cheap and easy technique. And its answers appear on a strip of paper — just as they do on a pregnancy test.

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  2. Brain

    Why boys face higher autism risk

    Boys develop autism at four times the rate seen in girls. Girls’ genes are better protected from the mutations linked to this brain disorder, data now suggest.

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  3. Life

    Caught in the act

    Scientists observe some evolutionary speed demons as they adapt over the course of just a few years to new environmental conditions.

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  4. Animals

    Churk: Not for Thanksgiving

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  5. Animals

    Glow kitties

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  6. Animals

    Deep-down worm is far out

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  7. Health & Medicine

    New source for healthy fats

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  8. Animals

    Awake at Night

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  9. Genetics

    A butterfly’s new green glow

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  10. Genetics

    Animal clones: Double trouble?

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  11. Genetics

    A DNA Clue to Reading Troubles

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  12. Genetics

    Baby swaps, crime scenes, and DNA testing

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