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Bad Genes

More Genes Found with Link to Addictions Many human diseases, such as tobacco and alcohol addictions, are heritable. Until now, little has been known about what genetic factors contribute to these addictions, and if they put people at risk of inheriting other medical conditions.
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Our DNA can reveal a lot more about us than our ethnic ancestry, raising concerns about who has access to our genetic code and who may. (Photo: Getty Images)

DNA Detectives

Whose Genes Are They, Anyway? You have seen the ads from companies that promise to tell you, based on your DNA, where your ancestors came from. You are eager to trace your family‚Äôs roots, so you order a test kit, send in your sample and await the results.   Your involvement
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