Is a football championship in your DNA?

The playoffs are over, and we’ll once again watch as New England battles for the championship. If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone—counting this year, New England has been in nine out of...

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Beyond DNA: How do our lifestyles affect our disease risk?

January is typically a month dedicated to self-improvement where we focus on our health and wellness. Many New Year’s resolutions motivate us to develop new habits such as a new diet or exercise routine, but...

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How can DNA affect our metabolism?

What is metabolism? Literally defined, metabolism means “to change or alter.” When applied to our anatomy, metabolism describes the way our bodies control the intake, storage, and use of nutrients. This definition is simple enough—but...

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How can DNA make an effective weight loss tool even better?

You’ve earned it: The rush, excitement, and stress of the holidays is behind us, and it’s time to truly make 2019 a you year. For many of us, that may mean setting weight loss goals....

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Meet F5, an important gene for helping us bounce back from injury

Our bodies are made up of amazing systems; the nervous system, the skeletal system, and the reproductive system, to name a few. Today, our focus is on the circulatory system—the 60,000 miles of blood vessels...

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Make 2019 the year you understand your food sensitivities better

With the gift giving season behind us, it’s time to look forward to the new year. How will you spend your energy in 2019? We’d like to suggest an idea: Make it a you year...

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You carry your DNA everywhere you go. Why not carry your fitness trainer, too?

Why do so many New Year’s resolutions peter out? Year after year, we promise ourselves that this will be the year that we get fit, or that this will be the year we eat a...

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