heritability

Genes Versus The Environment Inside

July 21, 2011

The odds of acquiring a disease are often portrayed as a tug of war between two foes: genes and environment. The battle is not always evenly matched. A disease such as cystic fibrosis is entirely genetic – if a child inherits the mutated CFTR [Read more]

Copy Errors and Schizophrenia Genes

March 2, 2011

Here’s how genetic medicine was supposed to work. Once the basic menu of human genes was mapped by the Human Genome Project, scientists could turn their attention to gene variants associated with common diseases. These disease-associated [Read more]