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Bumblebees' decline linked to inbreeding and disease

/ Aug 16, 2018

Bumblebees' decline linked to inbreeding and disease

Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University associate professor Amro Zayed says. The team led by Zayed, Sheila Colla and biology researcher Clement ...

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

U.S. to launch record-large study of genetics and health

/ May 2, 2018

U.S. to launch record-large study of genetics and health

Wanted: a million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment. If researchers can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of ...