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A common underlying genetic basis for social behavior in dogs and humans
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Genetic study reveals ancestry of Madagascar people
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Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders
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Many new genetic markers for lupus identified in large multi-ethnic study
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NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease
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Genetic therapy for two inherited neurologic diseases moves closer to human clinical trials
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Restaurant placemats can encourage children to choose healthier food options
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When evolution and biotechnologies collide
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Genetic basis behind friendliness of dogs and humans uncovered in a new study
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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish women
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New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered
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When sizing up potential friends and mates, the eyes of men and women move differently
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