A new study could provide clearer insights into why a young person may have experienced an otherwise unexplained cardiac arrest and, in some cases, sudden death.
It turns out the process is not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female.
'Lonesome George', the last member of the Galapagos giant tortoise species from Pinta Island, died in 2012 — but his legacy will live on in more ways than one.
The tricks DNA uses to control gene expression — which genes are turned on and off, and when — may have originated much earlier than was previously thought.
Researchers have solved a longstanding mystery surrounding the protein complex AMPK, long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism.
The technique will allow researchers to identify further complexity within any type of genome and provide more precise reference genomes than are currently available.
Researchers have uncovered a key factor protecting against age-related DNA damage, providing important clues about how the body guards against cancer.
Researchers have successfully developed a gene drive that can cause the complete collapse of caged mosquito populations in only 7–11 generations.
The breakthrough will help scientists gain a better understanding of what makes Australia's most infamous amphibian tick.
Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown role for the cholesterol regulatory protein LRP1, showing that it also manages the body's inflammation response.
Researchers have identified 40 new genetic markers that increase a person's risk of developing glaucoma — the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
A disruption of a fine balance in the composition of ribosomes results in a shutdown of cancer cell proliferation, triggering a process called senescence.
Cancer cells are much more reliant on the Yin Yang1 molecule than normal cells, and this may drive breast cancer growth.
Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology, with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease.
Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought.