By Anoopa Singh | Jun 15, 2013 08:33 AM EDT
The Supreme Court decision does away with patents and monopolies over lifesaving scientific information that may lead to the cure for cancer.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 10, 2013 07:48 PM EDT
An artist and geneticist imagine that over the next 100,000, human faces will evolve toward cartoonishly large eyes and wide foreheads. How do other researchers feel about this speculation?
By Matthew Mientka | Jun 06, 2013 08:32 AM EDT
A morphine-like drug successfully blocked development of PTSD-like symptoms in mice after researchers found a target gene.
By Ashik Siddique | May 30, 2013 12:28 AM EDT
Turning off serotonin activity in female mice changed their sexual preference, though it’s unclear how these findings might translate to the origins of homosexuality in gay and lesbian humans.
By Evan Winchester | May 21, 2013 03:25 PM EDT
A new study finds that repair molecules produced by functional BRCA1, the "breast cancer gene," keep egg cells from self-destructing.
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 13, 2013 09:40 PM EDT
The carnivorous bladderwort plant purges non-coding ‘junk’ DNA from its own genome and seems to function just fine. The genetic study raises questions about the purpose of junk DNA in humans.
By Anthony Rivas | May 03, 2013 12:11 AM EDT
Two new studies released on Wednesday reported genetic links deep within the DNA cells of Leaukemia and Endometrial Cancer.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 21, 2013 08:02 PM EDT
A mutant mosquito genome changed mosquitoes' eyes from black to white. The breakthrough could lead to more advanced genetic alterations that fight tropical diseases like dengue fever.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 07, 2013 06:00 PM EST
Commercial DNA tests can’t tell us much about our specific ancestral lineage beyond several generations without other historical evidence, say scientists.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 22, 2013 06:49 PM EST
In a new genome-wide study on the northern Chinese Han population, researchers in China have confirmed several gene mutations strongly associated with schizophrenia in a particular chromosome.
By Makini Brice | Feb 01, 2013 10:45 AM EST
Humans have been on the hunt for the fountain of youth for years – dating back at least to the age of Cortes, and even seen now in the popularity of Botox.
By Makini Brice | Jan 22, 2013 12:22 PM EST
Researchers from Stanford University have developed a method that allows them to copy and paste genes that would make immune cells resistant to HIV.
By Makini Brice | Jan 16, 2013 02:57 PM EST
The discovery could provide a cure for genetic illnesses and HIV.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 15, 2013 04:02 PM EST
The latest study is the first to discover a specific DNA sequence associated with the tendency for individuals to occupy leadership positions.