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Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: StudyFebruary 12, 2016

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human HealthFebruary 11, 2016

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene TestFebruary 11, 2016

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in MindFebruary 09, 2016

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's SecretsFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

Immunity Genes for E.Coli FoundJanuary 28, 2016

Scientists see DNA as key factor in why illness strikes randomly

Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of SchizophreniaJanuary 27, 2016

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism ResearchJanuary 25, 2016

Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

Simple Blood Test May Predict a Blood Cancer's ReturnJanuary 21, 2016

Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female InfertilityJanuary 20, 2016

Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?January 18, 2016

People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma RiskJanuary 11, 2016

Findings could help in battle against the eye disease

Tweak in Gene Function Allowed Humans to Walk Upright: ResearchersJanuary 07, 2016

Change may have led to skeletal modifications that produced a more sturdy foot, study suggests

Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar DisorderJanuary 05, 2016

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study ShowsJanuary 05, 2016

Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers ReportDecember 09, 2015

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer TreatmentDecember 07, 2015

Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System DisorderDecember 07, 2015

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's TimingDecember 04, 2015

Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?December 03, 2015

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?December 03, 2015

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene EditingDecember 03, 2015

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'December 02, 2015

Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: StudyNovember 24, 2015

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

Genetically Engineered Salmon Gets FDA ApprovalNovember 19, 2015

It's first animal-based food to get OK from the agency, which says it's safe to eat and doesn't need special label

Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All AntibioticsNovember 19, 2015

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live BirthsNovember 18, 2015

Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the DiseaseNovember 18, 2015

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken RecklessnessNovember 17, 2015

Finnish study suggests some people are genetically at risk of impulsiveness, even when sober

Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding AthletesNovember 17, 2015

Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

Gene Study of Liver Tumor Reveals Versatile DNANovember 13, 2015

More than 100 million mutations allow it to adapt quickly, resist cancer treatments

Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food CravingsNovember 05, 2015

Genetic discovery could lead to new treatments for obesity, researchers say

Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes SubtypesOctober 29, 2015

For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture

Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate TumorsOctober 28, 2015

In small study, olaparib targeted gene mutation in men who had failed other therapy, researchers report

Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone OverdosesOctober 27, 2015

Study findings shed light on how drug for pain, addiction is metabolized in different people

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer'sOctober 22, 2015

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

Making Headway Toward Causes of EczemaOctober 19, 2015

Researchers say they now know of 31 gene variants linked to the skin condition

New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes RiskOctober 12, 2015

Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study FindsOctober 09, 2015

Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in MenOctober 08, 2015

Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: StudyOctober 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 DiabetesSeptember 30, 2015

Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: StudySeptember 28, 2015

Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might ReturnSeptember 25, 2015

Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood AbuseSeptember 24, 2015

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be SlimSeptember 23, 2015

Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to GenesSeptember 21, 2015

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart DiseaseSeptember 17, 2015

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions