There is no one gene that determines a person’s sexual orientation, but genetics – along with environment – play a part in shaping sexuality, a massive new study shows. Researchers analysed DNA from hundreds of thousands of people and found that there are a handful of genes clearly connectedContinue Reading A chemical change in a particular gene appears to influence brain development in such a way as to lessen the ability to deal with strong emotions or cope with stressful experiences. The new research is the first to show that the SKA2 gene plays a role in the developmentContinue Reading

But while an increase in obesity rates in recent years has been put down to lifestyle factors such as poor diet and a lack of exercise, the genetic predisposition to obesity, particularly among Maori and Pacific Island populations, has been less understood. Now, a landmark study will use the latestContinue Reading

How tall or short a person becomes is estimated to be 80% genetic — HuffPost Living (@HealthyLiving) October 6, 2014 How tall or short a person becomes is estimated to be 80 percent genetic, with nutrition and other environmental factors accounting for the rest. The world’s people on averageContinue Reading