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Trump’s doctor says he only sleeps 4-5 hours each night — and there could be a scientific reason why

Short-sleepers are both early birds and night owls. But the condition only occurs in about 1% of the population.

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Here's what recent scientific research has found about the factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.

What to keep in mind about your privacy when taking genetics tests like 23andMe or AncestryDNA

When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to understand who owns that information and who will be able to see it.
A femur bone from the decayed body of a purported Yeti found in a cave in Tibet.

The secrets of the mysterious Yeti have been revealed by genetics

Over the years, the Yeti hasn't just been spotted from a distance — people in the Himalayas have collected bones, teeth, hair, feces, and more.

I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn more about your ancestry or health, keep in mind what you hope to get out of the experience.

Over a 40-year career, this ‘stubborn scientist’ helped change the way we think about cancer and genetics

You might not know her name, but you're likely familiar with some of the work University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King has done.

A drugmaker that’s taking an unconventional approach to cancer drugs just got a $1.5 billion endorsement

Loxo Oncology is building drugs that act on cancerous genetic mutations rather than the type of cancer a person has.

I tested my dog’s DNA and learned she’s not even close to the breed I thought

I tested my dog's genes using the MARS Veterinary Wisdom Panel — and found out she's a totally different breed than I thought.

A revolutionary gene-editing technology is on track to be a $10 billion market by 2025

CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology has only been around for a few years, but its use has already exploded among the life sciences.

There’s new evidence of how our DNA shapes depression and other disorders like it

Several recent studies are helping to identify the genetic hallmarks of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety and, most recently, OCD.