Anne Wojcicki plans to sell whole-genome sequencing directly to consumers, no doctors needed
Time’s Bonnie Rochman explains how doctors are mapping out all the genes in a person’s body
A sequencing study of breast-cancer-tumor genomes suggests that cancers should be categorized by their genetic heritage, rather than where they reside in the body
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
Don’t blame older mothers for their offsprings’ developmental problems. A new study finds “there is probably much more reason to be concerned with the age of the father”
A rare gene variant appears to protect against the degenerative brain disease, holding hope as a target for future drug development
Strong recall may be genetically associated with heightened flashbacks of trauma and pain, according to new research.
In a wide-ranging new study, researchers have classified breast cancer into 10 different subtypes — a finding that could change the future of breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and survival.
People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world.
Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity — the kind we normally chalk up to sloth and overeating — which could someday lead to treatments for heavy kids.
Scientists discover that physical activity leads to beneficial changes in gene activity, even after a single workout.
Like many medical conditions, high blood pressure is the result of some combination of environmental risk factors — like lack of exercise, smoking and obesity — and genes. Now an international research consortium publishing …
In this week’s paper issue of TIME, author Judith Warner explores a provocative theory about why rates of autism, particularly the mild form known as Asperger’s, are on the rise: because people who have certain “autistic” traits …