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Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens September 29, 2016

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder September 22, 2016

Ichthyosis is a genetic condition that leaves people with red, scaly skin

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report September 21, 2016

Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study September 21, 2016

Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study September 20, 2016

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History September 16, 2016

Why it's important

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms September 09, 2016

Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

Tasmanian Devils' Genes May Be Outwitting Deadly Cancer September 02, 2016

Researchers note genetic changes in survivors of facial tumor disease

6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks September 02, 2016

As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

In Mice, a Way for Stem Cells to Build Bone August 31, 2016

Study results could lead to engineering human cells and tissues, researchers say

14 Genes That May Affect Cancer Treatment August 31, 2016

Researchers say finding might help identify patients most likely to be helped by chemotherapy, radiation

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study August 26, 2016

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings August 25, 2016

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA August 25, 2016

Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity August 19, 2016

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival August 18, 2016

Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations August 10, 2016

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Tell-Tail Clues to Dog 'Wagging' Disorder August 02, 2016

Limber tail, a painful disorder that mostly affects larger breeds, may have genetic roots

Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression August 01, 2016

Many are located near genes involved in brain development

The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs July 29, 2016

Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes July 28, 2016

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research July 27, 2016

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness July 27, 2016

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes July 25, 2016

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

Did Your Gut Bacteria Evolve Over Millions of Years? July 21, 2016

Genetic analysis sheds light on the history of the human microbiome

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger July 20, 2016

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood July 13, 2016

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk? July 12, 2016

Rise in odds for the disease equivalent to 21 more years of sun, new research suggests

Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes July 11, 2016

Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test July 07, 2016

Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults July 06, 2016

But doctors say the concept is not ready for clinical use yet

Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic: Study July 05, 2016

Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passed

2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico July 01, 2016

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too June 30, 2016

Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks June 30, 2016

Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine June 26, 2016

International team reports 30 new variants

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer June 24, 2016

But researchers say it's likely that all the major genetic mutations have been discovered

'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life June 21, 2016

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks June 17, 2016

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

Does DNA Determine Success in Life? June 08, 2016

Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return June 07, 2016

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds June 07, 2016

Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors June 06, 2016

Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity June 01, 2016

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns May 31, 2016

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk May 26, 2016

Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays May 25, 2016

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer May 25, 2016

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

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