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Genetic Mutation Influences Mental Disorders and Alcohol Addiction

Tartu brain scientists discovered a genetic mutation that influences mental disorders and alcohol addiction. Continue reading

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What Is the Origin of the Slavs?

An extensive genome-scale study confirms that the “Slavicization” of Europe was about linguistic rather than genetic transformation. Continue reading

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Genetically Diverse Parents Have Taller and Smarter Kids

A global gene study shows that children of genetically diverse parents are on average taller and smarter. Continue reading

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Genes and Culture that Make You Drink (Alcohol)

Neuropsychopharmacologist Jaanus Harro and ethnologist Aimar Ventsel shed light on the genetic and cultural aspects of alcohol consumption. Continue reading

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Europeans and Indians Share a Light-Skinned Ancestor

Find out how the lighter skin colour of Europeans and many Indians has been inherited from an ancestor living somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia 20,000 years ago. Continue reading

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Personalised Medicine: What’s in It for You?

Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy was based on genetic testing, which is the basis of personalised medicine. Learn more about personalised medicine and how you can benefit from it. Continue reading

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Where Do the European Romani (Gypsies) Come From?

Researching paternal genetic lineage, scientists of the Estonian Biocentre made it possible to more precisely identify the historical homeland of Romani (Gypsies), who now live in Europe as nomads. Continue reading

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