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Fish Give Clues to Human Skin Color Changes
Science & Tech  (tags: skin color, fish, humans, Kit gene ligand, gene variant )

- 3778 days ago -
Scientists found that the lighter fish had mutations in a gene called Kit ligand. The researchers then analyzed DNA from people with different skin colors and found that those with lighter skin also had an altered form of the Kit ligand gene.
Failing to Learn From Mistakes Is Genetic
Science & Tech  (tags: learning, mistakes, humans, gene variant, addictive, compulisve, behavior )

- 3784 days ago -
D2 receptor A1 variant seems to impair the ability of a person to improve their performance based on knowledge of earlier errors.The findings may also help explain why this same variant has previously been linked to addictive and compulsive behaviors.
Feeling Stingy? Blame Your Genes
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, giving, gene variant, AVPR1 gene, stingy )

- 3786 days ago -
The spirit of giving may lie in an individual person's genetic make-up. Those who had a variant of a gene called AVPR1a on average gave away nearly 50 per cent more money than those without the variant.
Gene 'Protects Against Cancers'
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, gene, cancer, B-MYB gene, disease, gene variant )

- 3800 days ago -
A single gene may protect its carrier against a variety of cancers, according to new research. Two variants of the B-MYB gene carried by up to half of the world's population are found less often in people with cancer.

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