The effect of paternal age on autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD may be greater than previously thought
FDA Considers 3-Person Embryo Fertilization
Procedure could prevent children from inheriting genetic diseases from mothers
23andMe Halts Genetic Health Reports
The Google-backed company had been rebuked by the FDA
Time Out: Behind the FDA’s Decision to Halt Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing
If anyone is eager to turn the page on 2013, its Anne Wojcicki.
FDA Warns Genetic Tests for Consumers Are Unapproved
Warning to five companies, including a Google-backed firm
Gene Identified That Helps Old Tissue Heal Like New in Mice
Wouldn’t it be nice to keep young tissues’ ability to repair wounds and bound back after injury?
11 New Genes Tied To Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.
What’s the Fastest-Aging Cell in the Body? (Hint: It’s Not Skin)
Thanks to a promising new way of measuring DNA’s age, researchers from University of California Los Angeles have developed a biological clock that may, for the first time, estimate the chronological age of cells with relative …
New Genes Connected to Eating Disorders
Two families affected by anorexia and bulimia shed light on the genetic contributors to eating disorders.
Company Patents First Designer Baby Maker. Now What?
Ethicists are concerned couples will start picking donors based on certain traits.
Genetic Condition Often Misdiagnosed As Autism
Up to 50% of children with a genetic disorder unrelated to autism are mistakenly diagnosed with the developmental disorder, and that can lead to inappropriate treatments that can worsen their condition.
Eat Better and Stress Less: It’ll Make Your Cells (and Maybe You) Live Longer
For the first time, researchers show how a plant-based diet, stress management and other lifestyle changes may lead to longevity.
Left-Handed? That May Have Happened in the Womb
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.