Researchers have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.
Women with specific DNA characteristics in certain areas of the genome may live longer if they take aspirin before they are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Events that occur as part of assisted reproduction technology can impact gene health or epigenetics in babies — but these effects are short lived.
The abnormal expression of many genes, previously associated with autism, is also present in violent psychopathy, according to a new study from European researchers.
The discovery of the previously unknown mutation could lead to routine testing of individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer.
A simple, reversible chemical treatment can segregate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm, allowing dramatic alteration of the normal 50:50 male/female offspring ratio.
Scientists have discovered 45 new genetic variants that put people at a greater risk of developing the most common form of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Scientists have developed a method that can check the condition of the genome, helping to inform people how youthful their bodies actually are.
Researchers have uncovered the genes that contribute to five psychiatric disorders, after analysing more than 400,000 individuals, and found that several sets of genes mark all five disorders.
Four rare neurological diseases are all caused by the same short segment of DNA repeated too many times, albeit in different parts of the genome.
Research from the University of Puttsburgh points to the protein UV-DDB being a scout for general DNA damage and an overseer of the molecular repair crew that fixes it.
Researchers have developed a new method to spot rare immune cells that are reactive against cancer cells, from within a patient's own immune system.
Why is it that fat stored in one part of the body has different health implications to fat stored somewhere else?
An 18-year schizophrenia study — made possible by the recruitment, diagnosis and DNA screening of thousands of people in India — has identified a new clue in the quest for causes of the illness.
When the researchers knocked out the protein ATF4 in cells or mice, they found tumour cells continued to build up those proteins and eventually died as a result of stress.