When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
Researchers have found that the genes active in a person’s belly fat are significantly different from those in her thigh fat. Here's what that means.
When your biological age is older than your chronological age, the discrepancy between the two ages could be an early way to predict your cancer risk.
Scientists have found a potential treatment target by connecting a brain chemical and genetic mutations present in people with autism.
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.
Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that ultra-rare mutations of genes play a role in roughly half of all autism cases.
Some people have naturally won what the rest of us consider to be the genetic lottery: they're tall and they're thin.
History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways - so Is there a definitive link between psychosis and creativity?
Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body.
You may have heard of 'resting bitch face' the non-smiling face many of us make. Now, researchers say your usual facial expression could be genetic.
A new study links three previous and - until now - apparently unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia.
While the search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has advanced, in many ways, the whole picture has become even less clear.
Tags on DNA from fathers' sperm may be linked to children's autism symptoms.
To pack two meters of DNA into a microscopic cell, the string of genetic information must be wound extremely carefully into chromosomes. Interestingly, the DNA's sequence causes it to be coiled and uncoiled mu...
Women who are naturally able to have children later in life - such as having a pregnancy in mid-30s - might have exceptionally long life spans.
Some of the genes known to associated with autism have been found to be switched on as the baby's brain develops during mid- to late-pregnancy.
Researchers have identified a new therapeutic target in a particularly aggressive form of ovarian cancer, paving the way for a new treatment.
With three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to imagine that simple gene insertions and deletions could have much of an impact.
First you read that coffee has some health benefits... then something else says coffee should be avoided. Which is it? Your genes know.
Small segments of genes called microexons influence how proteins interact with each other, opening up a new line of research into the cause of autism.
Brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune system responses and inflammation, a new analysis of data reveals.
A new study was the first was the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing.
Researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that helps another key protein involved in Crohn's disease.
A team of scientists have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.