Whether it’s a special treat or family traits, children’s risk of being overweight or obese is strongly linked to their grandparents.
The politically ambitious Sisulu’s most recent campaigning grenade came in her cynical attack on the country’s constitution and judiciary.
Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
Our findings also have potential implications for the identification and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Two-thirds of autism research funding in New Zealand is directed at biology and genetics. The autism community says improving support services and quality of life should be the priorities.
Many centenarians haven’t lived healthy lives, so are they genetically different?
Having strong social support and a sense of belonging buffered and even reversed some of the harmful effects of stress on genes.
Analyzing the genes that determine hair colour can shed light on other conditions that are affected by melanin production, like vitiligo.
Our genomes are built from the tiny chromosomes of a small spineless creature that lived 684 million years ago.
Our analysis showed 13 genes that were directly responsible for influencing how certain people adapted to different types of exercise.
Mangroves grow in saltwater along tropical coastlines, but scientists have found them along a river in Mexico’s Yucatan, more than 100 miles from the sea. Climate change explains their shift.
Australia risks being left behind in the genomic medicine revolution by failing to protect individuals from genetic discrimination.
Recovering historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens, from dried butterfly wings to platypus bills floating in alcohol.
Understanding your genes is a great way to understand certain things about yourself — yet, who we are is determined by so much more than just DNA.
There’s currently no cure for the condition, which millions of women suffer with worldwide.
New research shows gene name autocorrection remains a problem for genomics articles. Here’s why it’s a wake up call for research reproducibility.
Corals in the Persian Gulf are tough - they can withstand temperatures that would kill corals elsewhere. And there’s good news: it’s easy to cross-breed their heat-tolerance genes into other corals.
Using a technique called admixture mapping, researchers can leverage the diversity of people with mixed ancestry to look for hard-to-find genetic risk factors for diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
The real message is how old you are when you first have sex and have your first child is controlled by a little bit of nature and a lot of nurture.
Cauliflowers are unique, and now we know why.