Two families affected by anorexia and bulimia shed light on the genetic contributors to eating disorders.
Ethicists are concerned couples will start picking donors based on certain traits.
According to conventional wisdom, babies are born with the ability to be right or left handed. But it turns out that handedness is decided well before birth.
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.
Allergies are certainly the result of both genetic and environmental factors, but there is fresh evidence to suggest that at least one major genetic aberration could be behind everything from hay fever to food allergies to asthma.
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.
Several proteins are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists now believe they have found the pathways responsible for producing these compounds.
Group-think is that latest trend in cancer research. This week’s cover story, available to subscribers, explains why such team efforts are becoming a necessity, and why it hasn’t always been this way.
Diverse mental illnesses may actually represent variations on a common theme rather than separate disorders.
Researchers hope the contest will finally provide long-awaited answers for three ill children
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 …