How Aging Happens On The Molecular Genetic Level
Scientists have identified 238 genes that, when removed, increase the lifespan of yeast cells; potentially some of these may be instrumental in the human aging process.
Surrogate Moms May Pass Their DNA On To The Babies They Carry
Molecules known as MicroRNAs that are secreted in the mother's womb can change the genetic information of a child, even a donor egg child.
Kids With ADHD Show Signs They'll Live A Shorter Life
Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder and their mothers are more likely to have shorter than normal telomere length: study.
Nobel Prize Predictions See Honors For Gene Editing Technology
Scientists behind the discovery of a technology called CRISPR-Cas9 that allows researchers to edit virtually any gene they target are among the top contenders for Nobel prizes next month, according to an annual analysis by Thomson Reuters.
How Your Genes Influence Your Future Happiness
People with a particular genotype respond more dramatically to both negative and positive childhood environments: study.
Tall And Slim Just Naturally Belong Together, According To This Research
A new study has found that height and BMI may be influenced more by genetics than anything else.
The Next Step In Human Genomics: Precision Medicine
The Human Genome Project gave researchers the first genetic sequence, but Obama plans to give Americans their own.
Meet Homo Naledi, Our Never-Before-Seen Close Cousin [VIDEO]
Watch a paleoartist give a face to our newest genetic cousin, which archaeologists recently unearthed in South Africa.
Pathway Launches 'Liquid Biopsy' To Find Cancer In Healthy People
Pathway Genomics, a company known for pushing the boundaries of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, on Thursday will launch a cancer screening test designed to detect bits of cancer DNA in the blood of otherwise healthy people.
Expert Group Says Embryo Genetic Modification Should Be Allowed
Research involving genetic modification of human embryos, though controversial, is essential to gain basic understanding of the biology of early embryos and should be permitted, an international group of experts said on Wednesday.
A Simple Blood Test Accurately Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer’s
A genetic profile (based on a simple blood test) could be used to predict the onset of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, years in advance, say UK researchers.
Tracing Back Mediterranean Ancestry With Genome Sequencing
Researchers are uncovering clues to Europe's ancestry to help better understand the past.