Australian scientists have found that humans share important genetic mechanisms with a prehistoric sea sponge that comes from the Great Barrier Reef.
Pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity.
The research team's key finding — the changing state of a protein's structural bonds — is likely to have significant implications as to how proteins are targeted by medical researchers.
Californian researchers have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites in mosquito populations.
Australia will soon have a purpose-built biobank of different biological samples from people with genetic diseases caused by changes to genes on chromosome 15.
Researchers have found that the Y-chromosome gene that makes mice male is made up of two different DNA parts — not one, as had been previously assumed.
More than 10% of healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 have misguided antibodies that attack the patient's own immune system.
An international research team has suggested that the possibility of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis is in part related to genetic factors.
Caenorhabditis elegans enjoyed a boost in its lifespan when researchers tinkered with a couple of proteins involved in monitoring the energy used by its cells.
Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as the second week of pregnancy.
The enzyme p38gamma, when activated, can modify a protein such that it prevents the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
The Illumina DNA PCR-Free Library Prep Kit, for whole genome sequencing, delivers high performance with flexible DNA inputs and sample types while offering genome-wide coverage.
The genetic variant found in women who feel less pain during childbirth leads to a 'defect' in the formation of the switch on the nerve cells.
Mutating the enzyme at the heart of the CRISPR gene editing system can improve its fidelity, which may prove therapeutically safer than the current system.
Scientists say they have successfully used light as a trigger to make precise cuts in genomic material rapidly, using a molecular scalpel known as CRISPR.