By Ashik Siddique | May 03, 2013 12:15 AM EDT
High-grade myopia, a severe type of nearsightedness, has been linked to mutations in a gene related to eye health. Could copper deficiencies cause glasses to run in the family?
By Christie Rizk | May 01, 2013 02:00 PM EDT
DNA sequencing suggests that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in Chile is a human being, not a form of alien life.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 19, 2013 06:08 PM EDT
New analysis of a 100,000-year-old human skull suggests that genetic abnormalities resulting from inbreeding people were common in prehistory.
By Jonathan Weiss | Feb 19, 2013 03:12 PM EST
An antidepressant used since the 1960s may hold hope for treating sickle cell disease.
By Jonathan Weiss | Feb 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST
A mutation in one gene that controls a certain type of cholesterol has been found to correlate to aortic stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the aortic valves.
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 Makini Brice | Nov 12, 2012 02:44 PM EST
A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.
By Makini Brice | Sep 11, 2012 03:23 PM EDT
A new study conducted by researchers from Korea and Tennessee has found a strain of the swine flu that, in only two mutations and ten days, kills ferrets.
By | Aug 31, 2012 01:07 PM EDT
Researchers have found that internet addiction is caused by a mutation in some people just like addiction to nicotine.