family

  • How genetic is your face?

    New research pinpoints genes that are responsible for facial similarities in siblings.

    New research might provide an insight into an age-old question: do your siblings really know you better than anyone e...

    Biology May 14, 2021
  • Major study finds smaller role for genes in ageing

    Social factors more influential than genetics, analysis finds.

    A surprising new study combined family trees from over 400 million people and discovered that genes play a considerab...

    Body and Mind November 6, 2018
  • Split parents may raise sicker children

    New research suggests children of estranged parents are more susceptible to colds as adults, writ...

    The children of estranged parents may be more likely to get colds as adults.Flashpop / GettyChildren who grow up with...

    Social Sciences June 6, 2017
  • From the vault: Family ties

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    You’ve got your mother’s eyes. Your father’s smile. But just how much of who you are can be attributed to the genetic...

    Biology July 20, 2015
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