UK Boy Kept Alive With Lucozade

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:31

10-year-old Archie Koncher, who suffers from the rare disorder propionic acidemia, is kept alive by four daily servings of the UK sports drink Lucozade.


Autism Tied To Missing Genes

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:13

Missing genes could contribute to the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study has found.


Deconstructing The Elephant Man

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:17

Joseph "The Elephant Man" Merrick's deformities could soon be explained, according to a team of geneticists working to extract a viable DNA sample.

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Genetic Condition Prevents 8-Year-Old From Aging

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 16:09

Gabby Williams' mysterious genetic condition keeps her from aging, which has prompted at least one researcher to investigate the possibility of "biological immortality."

Mitochondrial DNA

England Approves '3-Parent Babies' But That May Be A Misnomer; Offspring Will Retain No Traits of The Third 'Parent'

By | 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."

Emanuel Syndrome, Rare Chromosomal Disorder

Six-Month-Old English Baby With Rare Chromosomal Disorder Emanuel Syndrome To Rejoin Parents

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 18:45

April Karmazyn-Wall, a six-month-old baby suffering from Emanuel syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder, may soon be joining her parents at their home in Wallsend, England.

Lumbee Indians

Genetic Clue Found For Native American Myopathy, Devastating Muscle Disorder

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:02

Scientist use zebrafish to identify the genetic cause of a hereditary muscle-wasting disease, Native American myopathy, in Lumbee Indians.


New Technique May Provide Way to Edit Human Genome

By | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:57

The discovery could provide a cure for genetic illnesses and HIV.

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Toddler With Rare Condition Has Springs Inserted Into Skull to Make Room for Brain

By | Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:34

A toddler with an extremely rare genetic condition had his skull broken and fitted with springs in order to make sure that his skull grows.

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Denmark Tightens Sperm Donation Law After "Donor 7042" Passes Rare Genetic Disease to 5 Babies

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 18:07

Denmark is tightening rules on sperm donation after a man, known only as "donor 7042" has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of the children he fathered after a screening test at a fertility clinic failed to detect the mutation.