When just one of the thousands of microRNAs in people go awry, it can cause diseases ranging from heart disease to cancer.
Genetic testing can help take the guesswork out of finding the right treatment. For certain diseases. To an extent.
Life insurance companies can legally use the results of genetic tests to decline coverage or increase premiums. MPs have called for legislation that bans this practice.
A failed experiment led the researchers to question their assumptions and realize that, contrary to popular belief, chromosomes interact with and affect genetic expression.
New research sheds light on the interconnected nature of the human genome and what this means for future gene therapies.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. Using short bits of DNA to fix improperly transcribed genes may one day be a potential treatment option.
Most of the males in a Puerto Rican monkey colony engaged in homosexual activity, a new study reveals.
People with a common history – often due to significant geographic or social barriers – often share genetics and language. New research finds that even a dialect can act as a barrier within a group.
The genetic evidence behind why some people suffer longer term concussion effects is growing. But what are the ethical considerations that flow from that knowledge when it comes to sport?
An appreciation for the moths that chomp holes in your clothes. They eat the inedible, occupy the uninhabitable and overcome every evolutionary obstacle in their way.
Think your social life is complicated? Consider the wasp.
Our experiences of taste are so vivid and personal it can be hard to imagine how people can turn their nose up at your favourite comfort food. Research shows the explanation could be in your genes.
A German town needed to relocate a medieval graveyard to build a parking garage. A positive side effect: Scientists got to sequence the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews who lived more than 600 years ago.
Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
People don’t randomly select who they have children with. And that means an underlying assumption in research that tries to link particular genes to certain diseases or traits is wrong.
There is more to evolution than the genes species inherit.
This technique could also be applied to other conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease.
Pioneered by the Human Cell Atlas consortium, our understanding of the human body is about to be transformed – and with it, the way we treat and prevent disease
Genetic mutations can impact our ability to reproduce – even via in vitro fertilisation.
Advances in technology have enabled researchers to sequence the large regions of repetitive DNA that eluded the Human Genome Project.