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  Cancer Blood Tests07.28.08
 The holy grail of cancer detection is a simple blood test that would spot signals of cancer early enough to cure it. Now genetics researchers report a surprising discovery that could lead to such tests.

  Heart Medicine Gene06.30.08
 Genetics researchers have debunked a racial myth about who might benefit from a widely used heart failure medication. The finding will eventually allow personalized treatments for this devastating disease.

  Sweet Tooth Gene06.03.08
 Researchers have linked a specific gene difference to consuming more sugary foods. They even uncovered how the sweet tooth gene likely affects sugar intake.

  Schizophrenia Gene Puzzle05.23.08
 New research suggests that nearly every person with schizophrenia has a different genetic defect.

  Curly Hair Gene05.01.08
 If you don’t like the hair you were born with, a scientific solution might be in the near future.

  Commentary: Growth, Life, and Death04.04.08
 The finding that some extremely long-lived people have a gene mutation that makes them short (see "Height & Long Life") struck close to home for ScienCentral CEO Eliene Augenbraun. As a short child, she was part of a study on human growth hormone that, over time, went horribly wrong.

  Height & Long Life04.03.08
 As the infamous Randy Newman song goes, "Short people got no reason to live." Well, researchers now say some short people might actually be living longer, thanks to their genes. A gene that affects people’s growth might also help control aging.

  Twin DNA Differences03.17.08
 Geneticists are discovering that identical twins don’t have identical DNA. This surprising research could help scientists better understand genetic diseases in the rest of us.

  Pain Gene Therapy03.13.08
 Researchers are developing a long-lasting way to relieve chronic pain with a single injection. The work so far has been done in rats, but researchers hope to one day offer it as an alternative when even strong drugs like morphine fail.

  Stronger E. Coli03.10.08
 A new analysis of deadly E. coli bacteria offers some ominous news about the bacteria. Researchers have found there are different sub-types of the deadly E. coli bacteria and that the most dangerous type is becoming much more common in food borne outbreaks