The month in which babies are born can affect how their immune systems develop, and even how vulnerable they are to …
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA can cause incurable diseases that are inheritable. Scientists have developed a new procedure to prevent this from happening.
The test results were crystal clear, and still the doctors didn’t know what to do. A sick baby whose genome was analyzed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia turned out to possess a genetic mutation that indicated …
What you eat can lower the risk of diabetes. But which foods have the strongest effect?
Anne Wojcicki plans to sell whole-genome sequencing directly to consumers, no doctors needed
Sophisticated new DNA testing can tell parents whether their babies are at increased risk of cancer, dementia and other diseases that may not strike until adulthood
Health officials expect yet more cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid shots
Researchers report on a new revelation about the human genome: it’s full of active, functioning DNA, and it’s a lot more complex than we ever thought
Most of the time, the bacteria that lives in our gut eases digestion and boosts our immunity, but gut bugs can be harmful too. Recent research looks at a potential link between gut bugs and two very different conditions: autism …
Interferon beta, the most commonly prescribed drug to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), did not delay progression of the disease in relapsing patients, according to a recent study.
It may take as few as five mutations for H5N1 to go from being a bird-only problem to a potentially deadly human pandemic flu, researchers report.
Experts say multiple sclerosis is unpredictable, but the prognosis tends to be good for patients who are diagnosed when they are young and otherwise healthy.
A consortium of scientists has set about mapping the millions of bacteria that live in and on our bodies, keeping us healthy