Researchers come closer to developing a genetic test for the disorder
While our eating habits certainly play a role in how much we weigh, our rodent cousins confirm that some of our risk for obesity is written in our genes.
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA can cause incurable diseases that are inheritable. Scientists have developed a new procedure to prevent this from happening.
Sexual preference may not be written in our genes, but rather in how our genes are expressed
And we mean small. What scientists learned about the sense of touch using an insect and an eyelash.
Earlier detection of autism, relying on markers in the blood, may help more children to take advantage of helpful behavioral therapies.
Would you want to know if your unborn baby is at risk of autism?
Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya didn’t learn to walk until long after her second birthday and still can say only …
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 …
By the time my first child was two months old, I knew something was wrong. Amanda, who is 14 now, has low muscle tone and didn’t walk until she was almost 2 years old. Her arms have limited ability, and she has inflammatory …
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
Fifty hours. That’s how long it now takes to decode and interpret a newborn baby’s genome — an undertaking that used to take weeks, or even months. And those two days can mean the difference between life and death for a …