Colin Smith became the first person to donate his genomic data to the Personal Genome Project UK under 'open consent' – waiving rights to anonymity.
Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
A diagnosis of glioblastoma did not keep John McCain from the Capitol to cast a crucial vote that could end Obamacare. His actions are a reminder that stats are one thing but human beings, another.
A freedom of information request reveals that Google wants its AI company DeepMind to get involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
A test of all your genes for disease risk is not yet the precision diagnostic and treatment tool we hope it will one day be.
The advent of genetic technologies has been reducing the time and cost attached to diagnosing rare genetic diseases.
A new code of conduct for researchers has been developed by the San peoples of southern Africa.
Although genomics research has the potential to revolutionize medicine, it has limitations. It may not do much to prevent many of the leading causes of death.
Not only are tumors are different from one another, but there can even be genetic differences within a single tumor.
New regulations for research with human blood and tissue try to balance scientific progress with patient privacy.
Researchers are developing biological tools that can boost crop yields to feed a growing world population without harming human health or the environment.
Cracking genetic responses to the changing environment in Africa would open a new frontier in the drive against rising non-communicable diseases on the continent.
Precision public health has the potential to transform the global health sphere by ensuring that the right interventions are brought to the right people in the right places.
By measuring a cancer cell's DNA in the bloodstream, scientists can get a snapshot of the cancer itself, which is referred as a "liquid biopsy".
The rise of personalised medicine, which is mainly based on genetic testing, needs adequate regulation so privacy rights aren't breached. That's only one of several issues that must be considered.
A new study shows that by using genomics, you can cut down the lengthy process of testing for drug-resistance TB to a matter of days.
Next-generation genomic research depends on study participants sharing their biological materials with scientists. But concerns over how that information is protected may hold some people back.
Big Data produces mountains of information, but it's useless for science unless we're asking the right questions.
A new study has identified that pancreatic cancer is not one, but four types of cancer, and opened the door to possible new treatments.