Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.
Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.
Genetic-sequencing companies are going beyond ancestry and disease risk to offer specific lifestyle recommendations.
How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them
By applying characters' fictional psyches to real-life problems, a cosplay enthusiast turned a passion for comic books into a mental-health career.
The story of one teenager's near-death experience inside the grain bin that killed his friends
The intensely challenging job of law enforcement is linked to many health issues. I met a former officer who tried to protect my high school friend and learned the effect her death had on him.
Frontotemporal dementia, unlike Alzheimer's, often hits people in the prime of their lives, and can make them act like a completely different person.
When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.
Fueled by social networking, the growing “death movement” is a reaction against the sanitization of death that has persisted in American culture since the 1800s.