- Telomere – a section of the chromosome linked to longevity – was measured to identify ageing of DNA among women who gave birth.
- Women with two genetic mutations have a higher risk of breast cancer and should be screened, scientists say.
- A diet high in fat and sugar, which could include fast food, may affect the immune system in the same way as a bacterial infection.
- A surrogate refused a baby’s parents’ wish for an abortion after finding out the unborn boy had a heart defect. Now she is calling on people to love them for their decision ultimately to "choose...
- Scientists may have found a way to manipulate fat cells to prevent obesity.
- Teenagers who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to hold down a good job or get married as adults — and young men were affected more seriously than young women.
- Kids with autism might have trouble learning because their brains are overloaded with connections.
- A gene mutation found in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease might be causing the neurodegenerative condition by destroying the very cells it’s supposed to protect.
- A new study has found that women who have sex at least once a week have significantly longer telomeres, a cellular trait associated with better health and longer lifespans.
- New research has found that the genes involved with heart disease also help people have children.
- A recent survey lists the traits parents would alter about their children if given the option to genetically modify them.
- Researchers at Queen Mary University of London identify two biomarker genes that may accurately predict the presence of anal cancer.
Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior, patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations. Genes correspond to regions within DNA, a molecule composed of a chain of four different types of nucleotides—the sequence of these nucleotides is the genetic information organisms inherit.