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New gene variant ups risk of cancer from processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed...

White boys show highest prevalence of color blindness among preschoolers

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered...

Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets

Your best friend swears by the Paleo Diet. Your boss loves Atkins. Your sister is gluten-free, and your roommate is an acolyte of Michael...

Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism

Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to...

Why 1 in 3 people risk colon cancer from eating red...

A common genetic variant that affects 1 in 3 people significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and...

Car ventilation choices can reduce pollution exposure

As millions of California children head back to school this month, many will take the freeways to get there. Based on a new study, environmental...

Friends’ Facebook, Myspace photos affect risky behavior among teens

Teenagers who see friends smoking and drinking alcohol in photographs posted on Facebook and Myspace are more likely to smoke and drink themselves, according...

The secret life of fruit flies: How genes influence social behavior

A million tiny fruit flies live in the laboratory of Sergey Nuzhdin, professor of biological sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts...

Potential treatment for HIV-related blood cancer

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a promising new way to treat a rare and aggressive blood cancer most commonly...

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