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Early bird or night owl? It could be in your genes

Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!

By May 15, 2015

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Is there a gene that keeps you single?

Scientists in China say they've identified a gene that may play a role in some people being uncomfortable in relationships.

By November 21, 2014

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Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014

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Biologists switch on gene, extend flies' lives 30 percent

UCLA biologists may have just found a "fountain of youth" gene. In fruit flies, at least.

By September 11, 2014

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Six IQ points smarter? There might be a gene for that

A pair of scientists say the KL-VS gene seems to not only prolong life but also to boost cognitive faculties.

By May 10, 2014

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Hidden life of the ocean revealed in new giant survey

A team of international scientists has provided an unprecedented look at microscopic life in the ocean.

By May 25, 2015

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Got the 'Star Wars' collector gene? Advice on turning droids to dollars

A rare "Empire Strikes Back" action figure just sold for $11,683, but "Star Wars" collector Steve Sansweet says fans wanting to gamble on collecting might not find the gold mine they're looking for.

By February 26, 2014

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'I think my dad is Dracula': Test yourself playing Google Feud

Guessing Google autocomplete results becomes a free and addictive game that's like an updated version of "Family Feud."

By March 16, 2015

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Sneaky 'nanobeacon' delivers smackdown to cancer cells' defenses

By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.

By March 3, 2015

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Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.

By February 22, 2015