Can doctors predict allergies?

2017-12-12 11:00

Identifying allergy sufferers as early as possible may help to avoid extreme situations like anaphylactic shock and even death.

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

2017-07-28 10:20

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

Can you choose your baby's gender?

2017-04-12 11:37

If you could pick having a baby boy or girl - would you?

US approves 2 types of GMO potatoes

2016-11-03 05:30

The US Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.

There are four species of giraffe, not one

2016-09-10 07:40

There are actually four species of giraffe, not one as previously believed, researchers have said in a discovery that could change conservation efforts for the world's tallest mammal.

Catalogue of DNA helps locate roots of disease

2016-08-18 11:24

Researchers are finding small faults in human DNA that cause disease, generally caused by a single malfunctioning gene.

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.


Can you blame your parents for your allergies?

2017-11-01 09:30

If both parents have allergies, their children are more likely to develop an allergy.

Your lifestyle can determine how your DNA plays out

2017-05-05 13:32

We may ask if there is any point in testing our genes, as we cannot change our DNA. Testing your genetics is however helpful, as you can determine where you have 'loaded guns' or points of concern.

How your Neanderthal genes may affect your health

2017-02-24 08:03

Modern humans carry bits of Neanderthal genes that appear to influence certain human traits and diseases, according to scientists.

1st baby born with DNA from 3 parents

2016-09-28 09:30

A new technique that combines the DNA from three people is designed to help couples who carry rare genetic mutations have healthy children.

US firefighter feels 'normal' year after face transplant

2016-08-25 06:41

A US firefighter who received a face transplant a year ago said Wednesday that he feels normal again and even managed to swim for the first time in 15 years.

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.

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