Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.
Two families affected by anorexia and bulimia shed light on the genetic contributors to eating disorders.
Beer smells like beer and a violet smells like a violet to everyone, right? Maybe not, according to the latest study that traced the way we smell to differences in our genes.
Two studies zero in on DNA-based drivers of weight. Is obesity written in our genes?
While it might seem that your body and brain aren’t doing much when you’re on break, relaxing triggers a flurry of genetic activity that is responsible for some important health benefits.
While more effective chemotherapy agents have improved cancer survival, not all patients benefit from the drugs.
Should worried parents be able to test their babies for diseases they may develop down the road, just because they’re curious? Should worried teens be able to screen themselves, without parental knowledge, for disorders that …
Sexual preference may not be written in our genes, but rather in how our genes are expressed
The mystery is over. Doctors now know what’s ailing Adam Foye
Do people with depression or other psychological problems have any moral obligation to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes?
Getting some extra z’s each night could dampen the effect of genes that predispose you to weight gain, a recent study from University of Washington in Seattle finds.
Despite the vast promise of the genetic revolution in medicine, the fact remains that the hype has far outpaced the reality. Experiments with gene therapy, for instance, in which a new or corrected version of missing or damaged …