Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
A genetic abnormality which causes extreme friendliness in people also causes the friendliness we observe in dogs.
They once darkened the noonday sky — and there then were none
The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.
Bacteria can be great little workhorses, engineered to make better batteries, clean up waste plastics, combat cancer and even produce oxygen for the first human settlers on Mars. The problem is, we don't really know what the crafty critters could do if they were to ever escape from their intended environments – and let's face it, they probably will. Show More Summary
The original genetic modification.
Spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year — more than the budget of the EPA
They’re designed to kill cancer cells, and they kill themselves in the process.
Based on the R.J. Palacio novel of the same name, “Wonder” follows a year in the life of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), Auggie, for short. He was born with a genetic abnormality that has required him to undergo surgeries and medical treatments since his earliest days. Show More Summary
(Springer) Socio-cultural and clinical factors as well as healthcare processes were important drivers of a woman's willingness to provide saliva specimens for future cancer research. This is according to Vanessa B. Sheppard of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine, lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
The genetic abnormality was traced back to donated eggs
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study of Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees -- which are more docile than other so-called 'killer bees' -- shows they retain most of the genetic traits of their African honey bee ancestors, but that a few regions of their DNA have become more like those of European honey bees. Show More Summary
(PLOS) Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. In an article publishing Nov. 16 in the open-access...Show More Summary
A genomic study of Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees - which are more docile than other so-called "killer bees" - reveals that they retain most of the genetic traits of their African honey bee ancestors, but that a few regions of their DNA have become more like those of European honey bees. Show More Summary
For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient's body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the human genome. The news, reported Wednesday by the Associated Press, represents a major landmark in science. More »
Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a genetic mutation in an isolated Amish population that helps them live longer and healthier lives, and protects them from diabetes and other age-related illnesses. A drug that mimics...Show More Summary
For the first time, doctors have attempted to edit a man's genes inside his body. The patient is 44-year-old Brian Madeux, who suffers from a rare genetic disease that has left him progressively more debilitated over the course of his life. Show More Summary
A new study focused on describing genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic branch of that tumor, and additional diversity found in tumor DNA in the blood stream could help physicians make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Get ready to Rampage on April 20, 2018. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson re-teams with San Andreas director Brad Peyton for Rampage, an adaptation of the same-named arcade game from 1986. In the film, a genetic experiment gone wrong transforms ordinary animals into massive, raging monsters, and we’ve got your first look at one of those monsters […]
(Northwestern University) The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Amish living in Indiana, reports a new study. An experimental...Show More Summary