Kim Kardashian's Kids 'Gravitate Toward' Traditional Gender Expression

Kim Kardashian doesn’t have any expectations when it comes to her four children’s gender expression. “It’s very traditional with what they gravitate toward,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, told The Cut on Monday, November 25. “I haven’t shown them. I haven’t tried to sway any decision. I would be extremely supportive of whatever my children wanted and […]

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Researchers discover serotonin can regulate gene expression inside neurons

The brain chemical serotonin, a neurotransmitter long known for its role in passing signals between neurons in the brain, can also regulate expression of genes within neurons in an unexpected way, according to research conducted by neuroscientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on March 13 in the journal Nature. The discovery may help scientists […]

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Brain responses to language in toddlers with autism linked to altered gene expression

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The findings were published […]

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A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

We’re all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that make us, us—eye color, height, and even personality. We think of those genes as unchanging, but in reality, the way they are expressed, or turned into proteins, which are the workhorses of our molecular selves, is regularly in flux. Many of those […]

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