ARTICLES RELATING TO GENETICS

Severe birth defects don't have to be a death sentence

2016-07-27 12:11

Results of studies suggest that severe birth defects are not always as lethal as doctors have advised parents in the past.

How genetics may influence type 2 diabetes and obesity

2016-07-12 11:45

Results of new genetic research show that a person’s genetic attributes could be influenced by variation in a part of the genome that has previously been overlooked.

Technique to limit transfer of faulty DNA to embryos

2016-06-09 10:50

Researchers are optimistic that a DNA technique will offer women the possibility of reducing the risk of transmitting mitochondrial DNA disease to their children.

Observers worried that scientists could soon create humans

2016-06-03 11:54

Scientists are aiming to create human genomes to be used in lab experiments. Some critics find this prospect worrying, but the researchers deny that they want to make human beings.

Genes help determine education level - study

2016-05-12 09:24

Scientists say they have identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses.

Virginity written in genes

2016-04-18 20:09

A DNA study of more than 380 000 people has uncovered a rather surprising role for human genes: helping to determine the age at which you first have sex.

Understanding your entire genome may improve medical treatment

2016-03-22 12:09

We are now on the threshold of whole genome sequencing at a cost that makes it accessible as a tool for personalised healthcare.

Watch: Facial surgery gives baby new hope

2016-02-19 13:04

Adorable Ashbrite’s life was changed by a pro bono operation, performed by a team of leading local doctors.

Stem cells could repair skull and facial bones

2016-02-17 09:45

A stem cell discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer to replace skull and facial bones.

Neanderthal DNA may affect modern human health

2016-02-12 14:25

Genetic legacy can affect our risk of nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke.

 

Baby born with 31 fingers and toes

2016-07-13 16:01

Earlier this year, a Chinese mom gave birth to a healthy baby boy... with 31 fingers and toes. We take a little peek into the condition.

New drug eases Huntington's disease symptoms

2016-07-08 11:14

If approved by the FDA, deutetrabenazine may provide another treatment option, making Huntington's disease an increasingly treatable condition.

Does DNA determine success in life?

2016-06-09 10:24

Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

Genes found that determine shape of nose

2016-05-20 13:22

Researchers have pinpointed four genes that affect the width and pointiness of the nose, as well as another gene that influences chin protrusion.

Chimpanzee victim's immune system rejects face transplant

2016-05-05 12:21

A woman who received an experimental face transplant five years ago is reportedly back in hospital, after her immune system started rejecting the transplant.

Some people defy their 'genetic destiny' and sidestep disease

2016-04-14 14:24

A study of 13 rare cases suggests that DNA 'destiny' can occasionally be escaped when it comes to inherited diseases.

Should you have your genes screened?

2016-03-14 14:09

Genetic tests promise to be beneficial for weight loss, disease treatment and more, but are these tests really worth it, and should you consider having your genes screened?

Neanderthal DNA redraws human out-of-Africa timeline

2016-02-18 19:02

A group of modern humans that arrived in Eurasia far earlier than previously thought also had sex with Neanderthals, according to a study that redraws the migratory timeline for our species.

Blame it on the Neanderthals...

2016-02-12 21:34

If you can't seem to quit smoking, or have a tendency to become depressed, you might be able to blame your Neanderthal heritage.

Scientists debate boundaries and ethics of human gene editing

2015-12-02 14:16

Scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny.

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