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Scientists Find More Influences on Inherited Traits

Researchers have looked deeper into the makeup of DNA to get clues about why people might have different colors of hair or eyes, why some are taller or heavier and why some are more susceptible to certain diseases.

University of Texas at Austin professor chips in to determine how genes work with each other

Scores of scientists from dozens of institutions gave one percent of the human genome a thorough going over as the start of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project. The headlines from the results, published in June in Nature, were that there's a lot more going on in the genome that had been thought. It's…   » Continue Reading