By Samantha Olson | Jun 18, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
An Ohio University study reveals male mice who were fed a consistent high-fat diet became obese and, in turn, were more likely to father offspring with high levels of body fat.
By Anthony Rivas | Jun 10, 2013 08:30 PM EDT
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors are behind a number of psychiatric disorders, but now new research in mice links them to obesity.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
Researchers discover a genetic link to levels of bad cholesterol in baboons, and think the discovery could translate to a better cholesterol treatment for humans.
By Ashik Siddique | May 01, 2013 09:20 PM EDT
Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have distinct patterns of gene expression if they suffered childhood abuse. Epigenetics may be the key to detailing biological subtypes of PTSD.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 22, 2013 06:00 PM EDT
The genes that lead to autoimmune inflammatory diseases like MS, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis may have actually benefited our early ancestors– more evidence for the hygiene hypothesis.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
A leading geneticist from Harvard Medical School has created a master plan to bring back the long-extinct Neanderthals. All he needs is an "extremely adventurous female human" to serve as surrogate mother to deliver a cloned Neanderthal baby.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 17, 2012 11:47 AM EST
Scientists have successfully made fish grow "hands" instead of fins in an experiment that may reveal how animals transitioned to living on land instead of only in water.
By Amber Moore | Dec 07, 2012 10:13 AM EST
There are about 400 DNA flaws in most healthy humans, says a new study. Some of these genes are linked to diseases that can be passed to the next generation.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 28, 2012 01:04 PM EST
Nearly three-quarters of mutations in genes that code for proteins occurred fairly recently in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years.
By Tan Ee Lyn | Nov 26, 2012 09:43 AM EST
A gene that keeps embryos alive appears to control the immune system and determine how it fights chronic diseases like hepatitis and HIV, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
By Amber Moore | Sep 24, 2012 10:02 AM EDT
A new study has discovered a gene that can raise the risk of male breast cancer by 50 percent.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 21, 2012 12:28 PM EDT
Early humans were able to move from Africa after a single genetic mutation allowed them to become vegetarians, scientists claim.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 12, 2012 11:54 AM EDT
Sex can trigger "remarkable" responses in women, including altered fertility, immunity, libido as well as changes in eating and sleep patterns, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 31, 2012 02:36 PM EDT
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley found that promiscuous mice have significantly stronger immune systems than monogamous mice, suggesting that promiscuous mice may have developed more robust immunity to protect them against the disease-causing bacteria they are exposed to from mating with multiple partners.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 23, 2012 02:20 PM EDT
A woman's risk of anxiety and other psychiatric disorders may depend on how stressed out her father was when he was young, scientists claim.