genetics

pain

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Erin Young
10.29.18
DNA/IDK

Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming

The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.29.18
scale science

There Are 79 Genetic Forms of Obesity

And they might require different treatments.
Susan Rinkunas
6.8.18
Sleep

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
Jessica Dore
5.29.18
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
1.24.18
history

The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From

It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
Jason Koebler
11.14.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

Some of Us Might Have Divorce in Our Genes, Study Shows

Yeah, not the best news we've ever heard.
Issy Beech
10.10.17
tech

FR Xavier Duportet Made a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The WHO says by 2050 ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. French scientist Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield
6.6.16
Art

An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals

Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Anna Marks
4.26.16
Stuff

I Asked a Leading Expert on Paedophilia to Explain My Former Headmaster

According to Dr. James Cantor shame and secrecy makes people feel isolated, which encourages offending. This doesn't excuse "Sir," but it explains how we can better treat those like him.
Charlie Braithwaite
3.16.16
Stuff

Documenting Gingers of Color

There's never been a better time to be ginger.
Natasha Culzac
8.24.15
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Where Did My OCD Come From?

There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
Anonymous Author
4.29.15
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