Latest Heritability Stories

2009-11-12 04:23:00

LONDON, November 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - A Love of Pop and Classical Music is Partly in our Genes If you've ever wondered why a close group of friends might like completely different types of music, blame their genes.

2009-07-23 09:23:02

New findings show that adolescent alcohol use and behavior problems are influenced by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors.

2009-07-17 08:04:59

Adolescent alcohol use and behavior problems are influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

2009-01-27 11:58:04

For those unhappy with their popularity on Facebook, U.S. researchers suggest that social networking is influenced by genetics.

2009-01-27 09:55:00

The way humans make friends and interact with them may be closely linked to genetic variations, according to new research.

2009-01-18 15:15:00

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for some inherited traits and diseases.

2008-12-22 15:45:00

Parental education is a strong predictor of socioeconomic status and children’s educational environment - Nevertheless, some children continue to experience reading failure in spite of high parental education and support for learning to read.

2008-12-16 14:49:21

In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead to suicidal behavior, substance abuse and failed relationships.

2007-05-10 06:00:00

Our large brains are surely at the center of our humanity. But it is equally certain that few organs are the subject of more misinformation in scientific and public discourse - especially in the widespread notion that most behaviors controlled by our marvelous brain are somehow programmed into it genetically.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.