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How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer? October 20, 2017

Study finds there's no precise number of DNA changes needed to spur a tumor

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy October 19, 2017

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome October 18, 2017

Scientists found 13 new culprits among 45,000 patients with the condition

Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life October 13, 2017

Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease October 13, 2017

Treatment would be only the 2nd gene therapy OK'd in the United States

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color October 12, 2017

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease October 05, 2017

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors October 05, 2017

Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today

Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment October 05, 2017

Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say

How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Tumors October 04, 2017

New insight into BRCA1 could help assess women's chances for the disease, researchers say

A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's? September 29, 2017

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk September 29, 2017

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission September 28, 2017

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

How Zika Virus Went From Mild to Devastating September 28, 2017

Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains

Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer September 26, 2017

Dosing adjustments for warfarin can be more precise, researchers say

Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study September 26, 2017

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps September 22, 2017

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth September 06, 2017

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life September 06, 2017

It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect

Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame September 06, 2017

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

Evolution Not Over for Humans September 05, 2017

Study finds natural selection still happening, with gene variants linked to Alzheimer's, smoking fading

Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart August 31, 2017

College degree may reduce your risk of cardiac disease by one-third, study suggests

Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests August 25, 2017

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines? August 23, 2017

Study suggests genetic variations in the DNA of mitochondria may up risk for developmental disorder

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System August 21, 2017

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer August 14, 2017

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds August 09, 2017

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases? August 08, 2017

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some August 04, 2017

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo August 02, 2017

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe July 19, 2017

It disputes previous research that domestication occurred twice, and included wolves from East Asia

Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact July 13, 2017

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries July 13, 2017

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. July 13, 2017

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis June 29, 2017

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases June 26, 2017

But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells June 26, 2017

DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility? June 22, 2017

Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases June 21, 2017

Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys? June 21, 2017

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

When Is Risk Highest for Women With Breast Cancer Gene Mutations? June 20, 2017

Study narrows down peak times, possibly aiding in preventive treatment decisions

Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You June 19, 2017

Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Disfiguring 'Fish Scale' Disease June 01, 2017

People with the disorder have dry scales on their skin

Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History May 31, 2017

Foreign conquest didn't have big impact on genetics of ancient or modern Egyptians, study finds

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer May 26, 2017

But research is still in early stages

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin May 24, 2017

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study May 15, 2017

But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game

Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair May 08, 2017

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline May 03, 2017

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

Is This Enzyme Making You Fat? May 03, 2017

When researchers inhibited the substance in mice, they gained 40 percent less weight than 'control' mice