July 25, 2014: Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

July 23, 2014: Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

July 22, 2014: Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

July 22, 2014: MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

July 21, 2014: Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA
Molecular tool might lead to more definitive treatment, but current research didn't treat patients, just cells

July 21, 2014: Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

July 18, 2014: Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope

July 17, 2014: Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
Hereditary angioedema causes swelling of extremities, face and airways

July 16, 2014: Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds
But expert stresses that chance of being born with the disability is small

July 14, 2014: Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends
Study says DNA between close friends is as similar as that between 4th cousins

July 11, 2014: A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

July 09, 2014: Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism
Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

July 09, 2014: Same Genes May Influence Reading, Math Skills: Study
But genes don't set academic abilities in stone; experience matters too, experts say

July 07, 2014: 'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians
Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

July 07, 2014: Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

July 01, 2014: Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight
Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

June 25, 2014: Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

June 23, 2014: Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery
Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

June 19, 2014: Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids
Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

June 12, 2014: Gene 'Map' of Mexicans Reveals Great Diversity
Treating Hispanics as one group in medical studies may miss specific disease susceptibilities, experts say

June 10, 2014: Gene May Boost Chances of Type 2 Diabetes for Latinos
Study finds a fivefold increase in risk, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

June 09, 2014: New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections
And fewer episodes of bleeding

June 06, 2014: Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

June 02, 2014: Natural Blondes May Have 1 Gene to Thank
Scientists discover the DNA behind flaxen tresses

June 02, 2014: 1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer
Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

May 30, 2014: Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

May 29, 2014: Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism
Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

May 29, 2014: Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer
Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

May 28, 2014: Researchers Identify New Genetic Building Blocks
Ongoing project to catalog human proteins uncovers 193 novel types

May 27, 2014: Researchers Find Gene Behind Albino Dobermans
Changes in same gene cause a form of albinism in people, too

May 27, 2014: Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age
But experts say a healthy lifestyle can combat tendency to overeat

May 22, 2014: FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching
New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

May 20, 2014: Scientists Find More Genes Tied to Alcoholism Risk
But effect may be too small to prompt better treatments, expert says

May 19, 2014: Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA?
Married couples tend to have genetic traits in common, study states

May 05, 2014: Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study
Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

April 28, 2014: Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

April 24, 2014: Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness
Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

April 24, 2014: Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds
Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

April 23, 2014: Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted
It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say

April 23, 2014: Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman
In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

April 22, 2014: Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?
Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

April 20, 2014: Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold
Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

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