According to a new study, the number of genes linked to increasing autism risk has been expanded from nine to 33.
Researchers have found genetic clues to explain why a small number of children have febrile seizures - brief convulsions - after receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to a new study.
Even though preventive measures do not ensure 100 percent safety from diseases, they can dramatically improve life quality. Here are 5 ways to reduce your future risk of breast cancer.
A team of researchers identified a biomarker on a gene that can be used to predict the aggressiveness of GS7 prostate cancer.
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia - a serious blood disorder in which bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells, according to a new study.
A gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago, may be the key to our unique ability to produce and understand speech, according to a new study.
In response to an on going, unexpected outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, a team of researchers has rapidly sequenced and analyzed more than 99 Ebola virus genomes.
A new case study has opened up a potential new route for researchers to take when examining ways to prevent the most common form of dementia.
Mice lacking a particular gene did not gain weight when they were fed a typical high-fat, obesity-inducing Western diet, according to a new study.
Researchers have identified the salt-inducible kinase 3 (SIK3) gene, a key influencer in how well we can hear, particularly at high frequencies.
Two beneficial variants of a gene that controls red blood cells development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, according to a new study.
Experiencing abuse or neglect in childhood could increase the risk of emotional and health problems, according to a genetic study.
A large twin study found that language delays could be caused more by nature than by nurture.
Two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers have linked a gene in the brain to the development of kidney cancer. New research reveals that a gene that controls brain growth and development significantly influences the growth of the most common form of kidney cancer called clear cell renal cell carcinoma.