New research sheds light on the interconnected nature of the human genome and what this means for future gene therapies.
Kath O'Connor’s debut novel, Inheritance, follows two women – an IVF hopeful and her grandmother – who carry the BRCA1 gene and contract ovarian cancer. It’s very close to being memoir.
Genetic mutations can impact our ability to reproduce – even via in vitro fertilisation.
Record-breaking technology can sequence an entire human genome in a matter of hours. The work could be a lifeline for people suffering from the more than 5,000 known rare genetic diseases.
After a nose swab tests positive for a virus or bacteria, scientists can use the sample’s genetic sequence to figure out where and when the pathogen emerged and how fast it’s changing.
A number of things may have gone wrong when researchers edited Chinese twins Lulu and Nana’s genome. Either way, the failed experiment is a cautionary tale for us all.
Natural selection isn’t the only factor deciding human evolution.
Folic acid in pregnancy – and the gene which explains why the benefits may differ.