Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.
After 30 years the US Supreme Court has finally drawn a line in the sand over genome patenting.
The word epigenetics means things imposed “on top of genetics”. But what sort of things?
A high-profile study in which U.S. researchers reported they had turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells contained errors, its lead author has acknowledged.
U.S. researchers have reported a breakthrough in stem cell research, describing how they turned human skin cells into embyronic stem cells for the first time.
One of the world’s most popular aquarium fishes has joined the rat, the mouse, fruitfly and nematode worm in the roll call of creatures whose DNA has been sequenced to help fight disease among humans.
African Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than those without it, a new study has found.
Scientists have found mutations in 26 genes that may cause oesophageal cancer – a breakthrough they hope will lead to new drugs for the deadly and increasingly frequent disease.
As human populations grow, we’re increasingly exposed to unknown, animal-borne diseases. When the next virus jumps the species barrier, can we catch it before it catches us? Zara Qadir investigates.
Jews of European origin are a mix of ancestries, with many hailing from tribes in the Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created an empire that lasted half a millennium, according to a gene study.