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?
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
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.
Do some people you know seem to be negative all the time? A study has found that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly.
Researchers have found that a genetic mutation in a specific zinc-related protein could cause breastfeeding problems in certain women.
Having a hard time staying pregnant? If you're having recurrent miscarriages, the problem could be a question of timing.
A new study links three previous and - until now - apparently unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia.
In a study of 95,000 children with older siblings, research found no harmful association between receipt of MMR vaccine and autism.
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.
Women who have a minor variation in a particular gene may increase their odds of a twin pregnancy if they smoke.
A Down syndrome blood test between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing than other screening techniques.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have identified bacterial genes that help urinary tract infections spread, providing a potential new target for treating UTIs.
A new study was the first was the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing.
Stem cells can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells for patients with a blistering skin disease, epidermolysis bullosa.
To explain more about Alzheimer's, the Mayo Clinic's Glenn E Smith, PhD, shares some of his knowledge about this mental illness.
Can newborn gene sequencing provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides?
Long thought to be more limited, research says that small differences in as many as 1000 genes add to autism risk, according to a new study. Here's how.
A bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level help explain how the disorder affects the brain, and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness.
Depression is a medical disorder - just like diabetes is a medical disorder - that affects your thoughts, feelings, physical health and behaviors.