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.
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.
Researchers have shown for the first time that some kids with bipolar parents score higher on a creativity index than healthy children.
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.
Some people have naturally won what the rest of us consider to be the genetic lottery: they're tall and they're thin.
Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body.
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.
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.
Researchers have identified a new therapeutic target in a particularly aggressive form of ovarian cancer, paving the way for a new treatment.
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.
Cilia - microscopic, tentacle-like extensions - have risen from relative obscurity, and there's new insight into the diseases they cause: ciliopathies.
To explain more about Alzheimer's, the Mayo Clinic's Glenn E Smith, PhD, shares some of his knowledge about this mental illness.
Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body.
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.
Research suggests that women whose sisters had hyperemesis gravidarum are 17 times more likely to have pregnancy-related morning sickness themselves.
Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant - or did they acquire their intelligence because they knew to try harder?
Researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the painkiller tramadol does not work effectively.
What are the symptoms of breast cancer - warning signs you should know? Who is most at risk, and how can you lower your chances of getting the disease?
Depression is a medical disorder - just like diabetes is a medical disorder - that affects your thoughts, feelings, physical health and behaviors.