Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
A new study finds that positive attitudes prevail within families of people with Down syndrome, with family members sharing feelings of love and pride.
A study found that noninvasive prenatal testing using cell free DNA (cfDNA) reduced the rate of false positive results for fetal trisomies 21 and 18.
If you ask this one couple, it was more than a simple twist of fate that led them to find their three adopted daughters, all with Down syndrome.
Tags on DNA from fathers' sperm may be linked to children's autism symptoms.
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.
People affected by a common inherited form of autism - Fragile X - could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.
Stem cells can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells for patients with a blistering skin disease, epidermolysis bullosa.
What is a paraprofessional? A special education para, also called a teacher’s aide or assistant, provides educational support to the classroom teacher.
Many diseases have origins in the genome or in reversible chemical changes to DNA - the epigenome. Now, a new tool pinpoints genetic sources of disease.
Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12 have been researched and revealed. Find out more here!
Scientists have developed a tool to help researchers & clinicians identify disease-causing genetic variations in families faster & more precisely than ever.
An extra or missing chromosome - such as a trisomies - can result in certain conditions, such as Down syndrome, which affects about 1 in 700 babies.
New tests that scan all of a person's genes -- that person's "genome" -- or large parts of his or her genome are now on the market.
Vitamin D may be an effective therapy to treat and even prevent allergy to a common mold that can cause severe complications for patients with cystic fibrosis and asthma.
This discovery may have major implications for understanding and implementation of drug-addiction treatment
Whitehead Institute scientists have identified a genetic cause of a facial disorder known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM).
DNA basics: What it is, what it does, and where it's found
A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between Down syndrome and leukemia.