By John Ericson | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:21
The new DNA clamp makes it much easier to detect genetic mutations associated with cancer and other serious health complications.
By Peter Sergo | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:00
An FDA letter to DNA-analysis company 23andMe has halted the marketing and sale of their Personal Genome Service after failing to comply with certain rules.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 16:12
A new DNA sequencing technique can determine whether a genetic mutation was inherited from your mom or your dad.
By Lizette Borreli | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:47
The length of someone's ‘happy hormone’ gene may predict how happy his or her marriage will be.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:14
Chromosomes form less of an X-shape and more of a blob-like structure.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 19:48
An artist generates 3D models of faces from DNA found in strands of hair and other human traces in the street.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 18:05
In this new study, the blood cancer, myeloma, was tied to a genetic variation that controls how the body ages.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:19
Officials in the UK have approved initial testing for a procedure that will enable the conception of a child using DNA taken from three host "parents."
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:55
A new technique that acts as a "reverse vaccine" could help type 1 diabetes patients preserve insulin-making cells in the pancreas.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:06
The smell of stale cigarettes isn't just nauseating; third-hand smoke can damage your DNA and cause serious long-term health effects.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34
Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 22:29
In an effort to stop older men from bedding young teenage girls, Mississippi officials plan on testing babies' cord blood to identify fathers and prosecute them.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:33
DNA can be helpful in solving heinous crimes, but does analyzing DNA violate a suspect's rights?