After a two-day hunt, a stolen truck containing the lethal radioactive material cobalt 60 was found in the rural Mexican town of Hueypoxtla. Mexican nuclear safety authorities suspect the carjackers likely did not know they were absconding with the deadly material, but will probably pay for it with their lives. The cobalt 60 had been …
Fears of a ‘superbug’
Diagnosed with a mysterious condition that prevented her from aging, Brooke Greenberg was old enough to drive but lived her life in a crib.
Parasite Has Already Killed Two Boys
Often, the first signs of the disease are symptoms such as tremor in the fingers, chin or lip, loss of smell or a more rigid facial expression. Now an encouraging new test may help to diagnose Parkinson’s before those symptoms …
The month in which babies are born can affect how their immune systems develop, and even how vulnerable they are to autoimmune diseases.
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