April 17, 2014: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

April 15, 2014: Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

April 14, 2014: Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

April 10, 2014: Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success
And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say

April 03, 2014: How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

April 01, 2014: Scientists Make Gene Discovery in Lou Gehrig's Disease
Finding may advance understanding of fatal, degenerative condition

March 26, 2014: New Gene 'Atlas' Maps Human DNA Activity
Knowing the 'on/off' switches for genes could give researchers vital insight into disease, experts say

March 26, 2014: Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease
The hereditary brain disease can destroy patients' ability to walk, talk and swallow

March 25, 2014: Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk
But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

March 21, 2014: How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests
Child's behavior also influences parenting style

March 19, 2014: Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study
This 'biology driver' is minor in some people, powerful in others, expert says

March 12, 2014: Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes

March 12, 2014: Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key
But many factors likely play a role in Mozart-like musical genius, experts say

March 11, 2014: Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study
Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

March 05, 2014: Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

March 05, 2014: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

March 05, 2014: Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's
Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

February 27, 2014: Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

February 26, 2014: A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

February 24, 2014: Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

February 19, 2014: Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests
Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

February 18, 2014: Calico Cats May Help Scientists Understand Human Genetics
'Gene silencing' causes felines' patchwork coat and may also drive some human characteristics, experts say

February 17, 2014: Clues to Obesity Found in Infants
Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

February 12, 2014: Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes
Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

February 12, 2014: Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders
Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

February 12, 2014: Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

February 11, 2014: Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression
Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

February 07, 2014: Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

February 05, 2014: China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

February 04, 2014: Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment
Oncology group releases new recommendations focused on two generations for determining genetic risk factors in new patients

February 03, 2014: More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk
Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

February 03, 2014: Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

February 03, 2014: Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

January 29, 2014: New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing
Successfully tested on rats, the lab-grown product has blood and lymph vessels, scientists say

January 29, 2014: Neanderthal DNA Influences Modern Humans: Study
Seems to play a role in conditions like diabetes, Crohn's disease, as well as behaviors such as smoking, researchers say

January 28, 2014: Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues
Different strains of rodent-borne germ likely caused 6th-century outbreak and the Black Death, researchers say

January 27, 2014: Risk for MS Among Patients' Relatives Not As High As Thought
Swedish study found siblings, kids had greater odds of getting disease, but other relatives faced no extra risk

January 24, 2014: Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

January 23, 2014: Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat
Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

January 21, 2014: Genes May Be to Blame for Hard-to-Handle Toddlers
But parents can still be successful in changing aggressive behavior, researchers say

January 17, 2014: FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

January 16, 2014: Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease
Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

January 10, 2014: Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study
Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

January 10, 2014: Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

January 06, 2014: Gene Might Be Linked to Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy
Study finds common thread among people with this inability to stay awake

December 23, 2013: Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

December 19, 2013: Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study
Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

December 18, 2013: 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

December 12, 2013: Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code
Overlapping language seems to help direct DNA activity in cells, researchers report

December 11, 2013: Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests
DNA appeared to play biggest role in sciences, but outcomes could also change based on upbringing