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The genes behind your fingerprints just got weirder
The whorls, arches, and loops on your fingertips can say a lot about your early development.
We finally know what turns cats into tabbies
The gene had eluded researchers for years.
Why don’t we grow to be 10 feet tall?
Thank millions of years of evolution. And your parents.
Your genes might influence how well your birth control works
Birth control pills affect all women differently—including how well they work.
23andMe now claims its DNA tests can predict your risk of diabetes
It still needs to be compared to current screening tools.
Why these animals (and one baby) are incredibly jacked
Nothing like a genetic mutation to make you look like a bodybuilder.
Glowing skin might start in your genes
Your DNA likely plays a key role, but there are still things you can do for your skin.
Everything your biology teacher told you about earlobes is wrong
A lot of genes go into making your ears hang low.