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  • FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin
    (24-May-2017)
    Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

  • FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin
    (24-May-2017)
    Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

  • FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin
    (24-May-2017)
    Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

  • Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research
    (22-May-2017)
    Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

  • Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones
    (17-May-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

  • Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study
    (15-May-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
    (08-May-2017)
    Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

  • Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline
    (03-May-2017)
    If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

  • Is This Enzyme Making You Fat?
    (03-May-2017)
    When researchers inhibited the substance in mice, they gained 40 percent less weight than 'control' mice

  • Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

  • No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

  • Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

  • Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

  • Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
    (25-Apr-2017)
    British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

  • Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

  • You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

  • Scientists Extend Lives of Mice With ALS
    (12-Apr-2017)
    But research still in early stages

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

  • For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

  • FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests
    (06-Apr-2017)
    They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions

  • Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk
    (03-Apr-2017)
    1 in 4 kids who lived through cancer developed another cancer by age 45, study finds

  • Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
    (28-Mar-2017)
    6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

  • Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
    (28-Mar-2017)
    6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

  • New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

  • Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

  • Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

  • New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

  • Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors
    (23-Mar-2017)
    While habits, environment can be key to the disease, chance plays huge role as well, scientists report

  • Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study sees first biological pathway to weight gain not tied to Europeans

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change
    (11-Mar-2017)
    Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change
    (11-Mar-2017)
    Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

  • Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity
    (10-Mar-2017)
    How much shuteye you get could tip the scale if you're predisposed to gain weight, researchers say

  • Short, Bald Men May Have Their Genes to Blame
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Study finds DNA-based links between early hair loss, stature and other characteristics

  • Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

  • Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

  • Researchers Create Artificial Mouse 'Embryo'
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Experiment used two types of gene-modified stem cells to help scientists understand early development

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Over one-third of patients appeared disease-free 6 months after single treatment, report says

  • How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
    (23-Feb-2017)
    The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

  • How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
    (23-Feb-2017)
    The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

  • Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Researchers spot close to 300 genetic regions linked to baldness, which could provide targets for treatment

  • Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

  • Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

  • Newborn Screening Tests Approved
    (06-Feb-2017)
    The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

  • Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight
    (02-Feb-2017)
    NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

  • Gene Discoveries Offer New Height Insights
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Long and short of the findings: Scientists may better understand growth disorders

  • If You Can't Stay Off Social Media, Maybe It's in Your Genes
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Findings put 'the consumer in the driver's seat,' researcher says

  • Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

  • Gene May Help Guide Black Patients' Opioid Addiction Treatment
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Finding suggests they may need higher doses of methadone

  • Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Findings might lead to more effective patient care, researchers suggest

  • Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
    (19-Jan-2017)
    But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

  • Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's
    (13-Jan-2017)
    But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

  • Scientists Create Mosquitoes Resistant to Dengue Virus
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Hope is to eventually make the bugs fend off multiple infections, including Zika

  • Do Genes Steer You to a Partner With Similar Schooling?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    British study finds connections more likely when 'educational' DNA is shared

  • Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition
    (29-Dec-2016)
    17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

  • Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests diet, stress and family history may play a role

  • 'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Condition is rare, tends to ease with age and causes no harm, researchers say

  • 'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Condition is rare, tends to ease with age and causes no harm, researchers say

  • Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

  • Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

  • Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

  • Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

  • Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
    (15-Dec-2016)
    But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

  • Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes
    (15-Dec-2016)
    One in 6 diagnosed under 50 has at least one gene mutation that ups risk, study says

  • Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes
    (15-Dec-2016)
    One in 6 diagnosed under 50 has at least one gene mutation that ups risk, study says

  • Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
    (15-Dec-2016)
    But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

  • Sniffing Out the Asparagus-Odor-in-Pee Mystery
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Genetics may explain the digestive puzzle, researchers say

  • 'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope to Some Hemophilia Patients
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Small, preliminary trial suggests it may free hemophilia B patients from transfusions

  • 'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

  • 'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

  • Scientists Spot 'Teetotaler' Gene
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to drugs to control excessive alcohol consumption, researchers say

  • New Parkinson's Gene Identified
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Scientists say it's linked to higher risk of early onset disease in white people

  • Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'
    (23-Nov-2016)
    About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

  • Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'
    (23-Nov-2016)
    About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

  • Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later
    (15-Nov-2016)
    And second study found link to family history

  • Germs on Smartphones Yield Clues to Owners' Lifestyles
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Personal molecules are deposited on your electronic devices, study says

  • Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

  • DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Daily Can of Soda Boosts Odds for Prediabetes, Study Finds
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Diet sodas do not appear to pose the same danger, researcher says

  • Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Mouse study findings might lead to better treatments for heart failure in humans

  • 'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Certain groups should start screening earlier, study suggests

  • Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Mouse study findings might lead to better treatments for heart failure in humans

  • DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Technique helped determine lymphoma patients' prognosis, researchers report

  • Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

  • Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

  • Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns
    (04-Nov-2016)
    For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

  • MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

  • Genes May Dictate Your Love -- or Hate -- of Exercise
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Researcher says some people don't get the pleasurable effects from activity that others do

  • DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Blistering Skin Disease
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Grafts of patients' genetically modified skin improved healing of wounds in early study

  • Gene Test May ID Chemo Patients at Risk of Clots: Study
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of cancer treatment

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Blistering Skin Disease
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Grafts of patients' genetically modified skin improved healing of wounds in early study

  • Coffee's Impact a Matter of Genes?
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study seeks to explain why some can enjoy a cup before bed and then sleep, while others can't

  • Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

  • Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Mutations found in women of all races, ethnicities

  • Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Findings may help explain why the inflammatory bowel condition is so tough to treat, researchers say

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's
    (10-Oct-2016)
    But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

  • Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's
    (10-Oct-2016)
    But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

  • Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

  • Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others
    (28-Sep-2016)
    New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

  • 1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Technique designed to help couples who carry rare genetic mutations

  • Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Ichthyosis is a genetic condition that leaves people with red, scaly skin

  • Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

  • 'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

  • Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

  • Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

  • Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

  • Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Why it's important

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • Hair Plus DNA May Advance Forensics
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Proteins in one strand can help with human identification and archeology, researchers say

  • 6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks
    (02-Sep-2016)
    As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

  • Tasmanian Devils' Genes May Be Outwitting Deadly Cancer
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Researchers note genetic changes in survivors of facial tumor disease

  • In Mice, a Way for Stem Cells to Build Bone
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study results could lead to engineering human cells and tissues, researchers say

  • 14 Genes That May Affect Cancer Treatment
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Researchers say finding might help identify patients most likely to be helped by chemotherapy, radiation

  • Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

  • Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

  • Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

  • Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

  • Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

  • Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

  • Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

  • Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

  • Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

  • Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations
    (10-Aug-2016)
    People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

  • Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

  • Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

  • Tell-Tail Clues to Dog 'Wagging' Disorder
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Limber tail, a painful disorder that mostly affects larger breeds, may have genetic roots

  • Tell-Tail Clues to Dog 'Wagging' Disorder
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Limber tail, a painful disorder that mostly affects larger breeds, may have genetic roots

  • Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Many are located near genes involved in brain development

  • The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

  • The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

  • Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

  • Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

  • Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

  • Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

  • Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

  • Did Your Gut Bacteria Evolve Over Millions of Years?
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis sheds light on the history of the human microbiome

  • New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger
    (20-Jul-2016)
    It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

  • Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

  • Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Rise in odds for the disease equivalent to 21 more years of sun, new research suggests

  • Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Rise in odds for the disease equivalent to 21 more years of sun, new research suggests

  • Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

  • Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

  • Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

  • Researchers Get Closer to Test Predicting Colon Cancer's Return
    (07-Jul-2016)
    DNA-based screen would aid treatment decisions for people with early-stage disease

  • Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

  • Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

  • Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Younger Adults
    (06-Jul-2016)
    But doctors say the concept is not ready for clinical use yet

  • Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passed

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

  • Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

  • Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine
    (26-Jun-2016)
    International team reports 30 new variants

  • DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

  • Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer
    (24-Jun-2016)
    But researchers say it's likely that all the major genetic mutations have been discovered

  • 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

  • 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

  • Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

  • Does DNA Determine Success in Life?
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

  • U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

  • Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

  • Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity
    (01-Jun-2016)
    But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

  • New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns
    (31-May-2016)
    'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

  • New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns
    (31-May-2016)
    'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

  • Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2016)
    Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

  • Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays
    (25-May-2016)
    DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

  • Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays
    (25-May-2016)
    DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

  • Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer
    (25-May-2016)
    Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

  • Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays
    (25-May-2016)
    DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

  • Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
    (24-May-2016)
    Study raises provocative questions, expert says

  • Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
    (24-May-2016)
    Study raises provocative questions, expert says

  • Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide
    (20-May-2016)
    Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

  • Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide
    (20-May-2016)
    Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

  • 'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer
    (19-May-2016)
    Researchers hope their discovery will lead to preventive drugs

  • Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study
    (18-May-2016)
    It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

  • Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review
    (17-May-2016)
    Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

  • Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review
    (17-May-2016)
    Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

  • Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer?
    (12-May-2016)
    Scientists identify three genes thought to raise risk for glioma tumors

  • DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut
    (11-May-2016)
    Genes involved were related to diet preference, metabolism and immune defense, study finds

  • DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut
    (11-May-2016)
    Genes involved were related to diet preference, metabolism and immune defense, study finds

  • Cracking the da Vinci DNA Code
    (11-May-2016)
    Scientists plan to compare genetic makeup of artist with genes of his relatives, past and present

  • Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level?
    (11-May-2016)
    Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

  • Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?
    (09-May-2016)
    Multiple studies suggest they might

  • Why Labradors Often Get Fat
    (03-May-2016)
    One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

  • 'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

  • Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

  • 'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

  • Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
    (27-Apr-2016)
    A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

  • Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

  • Gene Therapy May Offer Hope for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (20-Apr-2016)
    Preliminary research tries new approach to rebuild the immune system

  • Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

  • Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

  • Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

  • Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

  • Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

  • Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

  • Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

  • Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

  • Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

  • Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say they found gene variants that boost the risk for marijuana dependence

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart Failure
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart, study finds

  • Scientists Create Bacteria in Lab With 'Minimal' Genes Needed for Life
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Researchers said they had to include 149 genes whose purpose remains unknown

  • Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

  • Scientists Create Bacteria in Lab With 'Minimal' Genes Needed for Life
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Researchers said they had to include 149 genes whose purpose remains unknown

  • Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

  • Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem Cells
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

  • Review Finds Mixed Success With Hemophilia Treatment
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Researchers surprised by shortcomings in treatment of men with severe forms of the blood-clotting disorder

  • Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem Cells
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

  • Genetic Tests May Not Change People's Unhealthy Ways
    (16-Mar-2016)
    But DNA results could help spot at-risk individuals for screening and treatment, study authors say

  • Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

  • Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

  • Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

  • Blacks More Likely to Have Kidney Failure Than Whites: Study
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say high-risk gene variants that are more common in blacks don't explain the disparity

  • New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

  • Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

  • Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

  • Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed

  • More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

  • Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer
    (19-Feb-2016)
    People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

  • Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer
    (19-Feb-2016)
    People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

  • Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

  • More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test
    (11-Feb-2016)
    New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

  • Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind
    (09-Feb-2016)
    International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

  • Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

  • Immunity Genes for E.Coli Found
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Scientists see DNA as key factor in why illness strikes randomly

  • Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

  • Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

  • Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

  • Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research
    (25-Jan-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 Return
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female Infertility
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

  • Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

  • Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?
    (18-Jan-2016)
    People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

  • New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma Risk
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Findings could help in battle against the eye disease

  • Tweak in Gene Function Allowed Humans to Walk Upright: Researchers
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Change may have led to skeletal modifications that produced a more sturdy foot, study suggests

  • Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study Shows
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

  • Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study Shows
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

  • Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

  • Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Tiny parasites follow families through generations and don't easily transfer, study shows

  • Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

  • Genetic Abnormality May Explain Health Complications of Down Syndrome
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Finding might lead to ways to help prevent heart disease, diabetes in these patients, researchers say

  • 'Suicide Gene Therapy' Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Patients' cancer cells modified to prompt immune system to attack them, researchers explained

  • Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

  • First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

  • First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

  • Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

  • Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

  • Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

  • Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

  • Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

  • Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

  • Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

  • Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

  • Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

  • Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

  • SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'
    (02-Dec-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: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

  • Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

  • Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics
    (19-Nov-2015)
    The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

  • Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics
    (19-Nov-2015)
    The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

  • Genetically Engineered Salmon Gets FDA Approval
    (19-Nov-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

  • More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

  • Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births
    (18-Nov-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 Disease
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

  • Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Finnish study suggests some people are genetically at risk of impulsiveness, even when sober

  • Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

  • Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Finnish study suggests some people are genetically at risk of impulsiveness, even when sober

  • Gene Study of Liver Tumor Reveals Versatile DNA
    (13-Nov-2015)
    More than 100 million mutations allow it to adapt quickly, resist cancer treatments

  • Gene Therapy in Dogs Offers Glimmer of Hope for Fatal Childhood Disorder
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Researchers delayed onset of Batten disease-like symptoms

  • Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food Cravings
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Genetic discovery could lead to new treatments for obesity, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy in Dogs Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Researchers' end goal is a treatment for humans

  • Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes
    (29-Oct-2015)
    For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture

  • Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate Tumors
    (28-Oct-2015)
    In small study, olaparib targeted gene mutation in men who had failed other therapy, researchers report

  • Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Study findings shed light on how drug for pain, addiction is metabolized in different people

  • Gene May Boost Death Risk for People With Mild Epilepsy
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Discovery might allow doctors to screen patients and advise them of risk, researchers say

  • Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought
    (22-Oct-2015)
    DNA evidence suggests deadly germ was around 4,800 years ago

  • Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's
    (22-Oct-2015)
    They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

  • Making Headway Toward Causes of Eczema
    (19-Oct-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 Risk
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

  • New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

  • Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
    (09-Oct-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 Men
    (08-Oct-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: Study
    (01-Oct-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 Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

  • New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

  • Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse
    (24-Sep-2015)
    But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

  • DNA Damage May Play a Role in Gulf War Syndrome
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Exposure to chemicals could be cause of unexplained fatigue and pain among Gulf War vets, study suggests

  • Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Study of 14 European countries examines relationship between genes, height and weight

  • Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

  • Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

  • Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

  • Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle: Study
    (09-Sep-2015)
    If you have a family history of the skin condition, limit sun exposure, doctors say

  • Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy
    (08-Sep-2015)
    In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

  • Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy
    (08-Sep-2015)
    In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

  • New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone
    (02-Sep-2015)
    'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

  • New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone
    (02-Sep-2015)
    'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

  • Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results could help personalize care, experts say

  • Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes
    (27-Aug-2015)
    In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

  • Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

  • Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

  • Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk
    (29-Jul-2015)
    They focused on telomere length, discovered association

  • 1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

  • New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

  • Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear, experts say

  • Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
    (15-Jul-2015)
    People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
    (15-Jul-2015)
    People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

  • Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Fish binge-eat in response to harsh environment, yet remain healthy

  • Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

  • Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

  • Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

  • Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

  • Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

  • Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

  • Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
    (01-Jul-2015)
    UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

  • Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

  • Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

  • Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

  • Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

  • Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics
    (17-Jun-2015)
    If first-degree relative has the nervous-system disorder, chances of having it can triple, study says

  • Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

  • Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli

  • Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

  • Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2015)
    New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer
    (01-Jun-2015)
    DNA-modified virus serves as decoy to help target and destroy glioblastoma cells, researchers say

  • Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients
    (29-May-2015)
    Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

  • Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds
    (27-May-2015)
    Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

  • Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds
    (27-May-2015)
    Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

  • Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics
    (22-May-2015)
    Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

  • Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years
    (21-May-2015)
    Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

  • Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted
    (21-May-2015)
    Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

  • Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years
    (21-May-2015)
    Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

  • Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
    (21-May-2015)
    Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

  • Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection
    (13-May-2015)
    Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

  • Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say
    (13-May-2015)
    New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study
    (12-May-2015)
    Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

  • Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk
    (05-May-2015)
    Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Inherited Eye Disease
    (04-May-2015)
    But study also finds benefits of treatment begin to fade after 1 to 3 years

  • Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

  • Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
    (28-Apr-2015)
    New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

  • Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
    (23-Apr-2015)
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

  • Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
    (23-Apr-2015)
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

  • Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Study found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder
    (22-Apr-2015)
    People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

  • Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Future research will examine more families, different occupations

  • Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care

  • Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

  • Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says
    (13-Apr-2015)
    But more questions than answers exist at this point

  • Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says
    (13-Apr-2015)
    But more questions than answers exist at this point

  • Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

  • Scientists Map DNA of Endangered Mountain Gorillas
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Adaptive strategies for survival surprised researchers

  • Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Multiple gene mutations identified that could be targets for treatment

  • Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Ancient hunter-gatherers may have equated running skills with reproductive potential

  • Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

  • Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

  • Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Discovery could lead to more targeted ways to keep offensive smell at bay

  • Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
    (26-Mar-2015)
    DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

  • Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

  • Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea
    (13-Mar-2015)
    More than 16 million Americans have incurable skin condition

  • Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

  • 6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

  • 6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

  • Perhaps Genghis Khan's Greatest Legacy: Millions of Descendants
    (11-Mar-2015)
    DNA thought tied to empire-building warlord and 10 other leaders is found frequently across Asia, study shows

  • Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

  • Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
    (26-Feb-2015)
    But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

  • Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark
    (19-Feb-2015)
    UV rays cause DNA-related harm to skin cells, study finds

  • First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Epigenomes involve processes that switch DNA on or off, for good or ill

  • Studies Find More Genetic Links to Obesity
    (11-Feb-2015)
    More than 100 locations in DNA associated with excess weight

  • 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified
    (05-Feb-2015)
    London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

  • Natural Selection Still Key in Human Evolution, Study Contends
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Researchers say even medical advances don't trump 'survival of the fittest'

  • Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say

  • Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

  • Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

  • Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative
    (30-Jan-2015)
    He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

  • 'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

  • Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

  • Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

  • Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

  • Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'
    (16-Jan-2015)
    Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

  • Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret
    (16-Jan-2015)
    Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread

  • Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study
    (15-Jan-2015)
    In twins study, microbes, toxins, diet and dental hygiene explained 75 percent of differences

  • Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure
    (14-Jan-2015)
    Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

  • 200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity
    (06-Jan-2015)
    British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

  • Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study
    (01-Jan-2015)
    Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

  • Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study
    (01-Jan-2015)
    Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

  • Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
    (30-Dec-2014)
    Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

  • Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests
    (30-Dec-2014)
    'Fat gene' may be more active in people born after 1942, researchers say

  • Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

  • FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Dec-2014)
    Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

  • Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

  • Most Would Act if They Had Genetic Risk for Illness: Survey
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Finding shows risks for disease are being treated like actual disease, researcher says

  • Most Would Act if They Had Genetic Risk for Illness: Survey
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Finding shows risks for disease are being treated like actual disease, researcher says

  • New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (04-Dec-2014)
    But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

  • Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk

  • New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (04-Dec-2014)
    But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

  • How Well You Sleep May Depend on Your Genes, Study Suggests
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Scientists pinpoint area of DNA, but difference is only few minutes each night

  • Scientists May Have Spotted Genetic Cause of 'Gigantism'
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Defect in growth hormone output can trigger an 'overgrowth' that leads to abnormal size

  • Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows
    (02-Dec-2014)
    DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

  • Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows
    (02-Dec-2014)
    DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

  • Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

  • Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

  • Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

  • Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

  • Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

  • Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

  • Many U.S. Doctors Wary of Genetic Testing: Survey
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Cost, uncertainty about best treatment course may be concerns, experts say

  • Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life
    (12-Nov-2014)
    No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

  • Many U.S. Doctors Wary of Genetic Testing: Survey
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Cost, uncertainty about best treatment course may be concerns, experts say

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

  • Domestic Cats' Genes Made Them Purrfect Companions
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Study of felines' DNA shows they probably got their start with humans guarding crops

  • Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

  • 'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests
    (06-Nov-2014)
    As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

  • What Snake Caused That Bite? New DNA Test Might Tell
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Technology could save many lives in countries where venomous snakes are common

  • Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

  • Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes?
    (28-Oct-2014)
    New study shows certain DNA may raise odds for aggressive behavior

  • Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

  • Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

  • Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

  • Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

  • Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2014)
    But experts say genes aren't destiny

  • Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

  • Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Creatures have remarkable regenerative capabilities, researchers report

  • Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz
    (14-Oct-2014)
    First blueprint of the insect's DNA might hold clues to human health, scientists say

  • Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

  • Woman's Thyroid Tumor Yields Clues on How to Battle Cancer
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Researchers discover two gene mutations that worked at cross purposes in responding to treatment

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

  • Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

  • Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Research identifies genes linked to the body's response to caffeine in coffee

  • It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height
    (06-Oct-2014)
    New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

  • Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2014)
    But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

  • Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

  • Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

  • Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study
    (17-Sep-2014)
    New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

  • DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
    (17-Sep-2014)
    May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

  • Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

  • Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study
    (17-Sep-2014)
    New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

  • Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

  • Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study
    (16-Sep-2014)
    It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

  • New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
    (15-Sep-2014)
    23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

  • Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

  • New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

  • Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

  • Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

  • Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

  • People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study
    (03-Sep-2014)
    But the absolute risk to any one person with obsessive-compulsive disorder remains very small, experts say

  • 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

  • Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions
    (28-Aug-2014)
    Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report

  • Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
    (28-Aug-2014)
    Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

  • Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease
    (20-Aug-2014)
    People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

  • 'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

  • Dog Study Suggests Bacteria as Cancer Fighter
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Six of 16 canines showed tumor-shrinking response

  • Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

  • Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

  • Sharp Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say
    (06-Aug-2014)
    One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

  • 'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease
    (01-Aug-2014)
    5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

  • 'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease
    (01-Aug-2014)
    5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

  • Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

  • Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

  • Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
    (25-Jul-2014)
    But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add

  • Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

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

  • MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

  • Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

  • Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

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

  • Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
    (18-Jul-2014)
    SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope

  • Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Hereditary angioedema causes swelling of extremities, face and airways

  • Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds
    (16-Jul-2014)
    But expert stresses that chance of being born with the disability is small

  • Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say

  • Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Study says DNA between close friends is as similar as that between 4th cousins

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

  • Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes
    (10-Jul-2014)
    DNA seems more important than upbringing or gender when it comes to intelligence, study found

  • Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism
    (09-Jul-2014)
    Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

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

  • 'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

  • 'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

  • Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

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

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

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

  • Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

  • Gene 'Map' of Mexicans Reveals Great Diversity
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Treating Hispanics as one group in medical studies may miss specific disease susceptibilities, experts say

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

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

  • New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections
    (09-Jun-2014)
    And fewer episodes of bleeding

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Natural Blondes May Have 1 Gene to Thank
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Scientists discover the DNA behind flaxen tresses

  • 1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

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

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

  • Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer
    (29-May-2014)
    Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

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

  • Researchers Identify New Genetic Building Blocks
    (28-May-2014)
    Ongoing project to catalog human proteins uncovers 193 novel types

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

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

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

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

  • Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer Care: Study
    (20-May-2014)
    Screening for mutations helps doctors choose targeted therapies that could increase survival, researchers say

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

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

  • New Drug May Help Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Beyond Statins
    (13-May-2014)
    Injectable therapy shows promise in global trial but more study needed, researchers say

  • Scientists Create 1st Living Organism From Artificial DNA
    (07-May-2014)
    Third, unnatural DNA pair binds to bacterium in research hailed as breakthrough

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

  • Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
    (28-Apr-2014)
    But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

  • Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
    (28-Apr-2014)
    But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

  • Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

  • Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold
    (20-Apr-2014)
    Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

  • Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

  • Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

  • Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

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

  • Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

  • Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success
    (10-Apr-2014)
    And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say

  • DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
    (07-Apr-2014)
    New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

  • How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

  • Scientists Make Gene Discovery in Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Finding may advance understanding of fatal, degenerative condition

  • Scientists Make Gene Discovery in Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Finding may advance understanding of fatal, degenerative condition

  • Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease
    (26-Mar-2014)
    The hereditary brain disease can destroy patients' ability to walk, talk and swallow

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

  • Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease
    (26-Mar-2014)
    The hereditary brain disease can destroy patients' ability to walk, talk and swallow

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

  • How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Child's behavior also influences parenting style

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

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

  • Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes

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

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

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

  • Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

  • Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

  • Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

  • Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

  • Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

  • Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

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

  • FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

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

  • Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

  • Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

  • Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

  • Calico Cats May Help Scientists Understand Human Genetics
    (18-Feb-2014)
    'Gene silencing' causes felines' patchwork coat and may also drive some human characteristics, experts say

  • Calico Cats May Help Scientists Understand Human Genetics
    (18-Feb-2014)
    'Gene silencing' causes felines' patchwork coat and may also drive some human characteristics, experts say

  • Clues to Obesity Found in Infants
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

  • Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

  • Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

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

  • Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

  • Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease

  • Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease

  • Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

  • Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

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

  • Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Oncology group releases new recommendations focused on two generations for determining genetic risk factors in new patients

  • Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Oncology group releases new recommendations focused on two generations for determining genetic risk factors in new patients

  • Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

  • Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

  • More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

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

  • Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

  • Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

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

  • Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

  • Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

  • Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

  • Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

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

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

  • Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

  • Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

  • Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

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

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

  • Gene Might Be Linked to Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Study finds common thread among people with this inability to stay awake

  • Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

  • Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

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

  • Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

  • 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

  • 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

  • Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Overlapping language seems to help direct DNA activity in cells, researchers report

  • Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Overlapping language seems to help direct DNA activity in cells, researchers report

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

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers
    (09-Dec-2013)
    In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

  • Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

  • Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
    (04-Dec-2013)
    First batch of complete genetic data on 410 people with the disease made available to scientists

  • Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
    (04-Dec-2013)
    First batch of complete genetic data on 410 people with the disease made available to scientists

  • Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

  • Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

  • Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study
    (27-Nov-2013)
    BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

  • Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

  • DNA Can Predict Unusually Tall Height, Study Shows
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Findings might help treat kids with growth issues and identify criminal suspects

  • DNA Can Predict Unusually Tall Height, Study Shows
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Findings might help treat kids with growth issues and identify criminal suspects

  • Study of Severely Obese Family Leads to Gene Discovery
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Body's ability to control appetite, burn calories may be linked to gene mutation, researchers say

  • What Not to Do for Migraines
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Experts issue new guidelines to avoid unnecessary tests, risky treatments

  • Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth

  • Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men

  • Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests
    (20-Nov-2013)
    When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

  • Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free
    (19-Nov-2013)
    One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug

  • Use of Breast MRIs Way Up, Studies Find
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But many high-risk women who should get scanned don't, experts add

  • Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

  • When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Research suggests ancient European hunters first bonded with canines, but debate continues

  • Most Americans Want Doctors' Help With Gene Test Results: Study
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Physicians can add in other factors, such as family history or environment, in interpreting DNA findings

  • Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money
    (13-Nov-2013)
    But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

  • Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Condition destroys tissue much like mad cow disease, but is inherited and not infectious

  • Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Study found structures called telomeres were shorter in people with the condition

  • Baboons Shed Light on Human Brain Evolution
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Researchers gain understanding of genetic changes that led to brain folds

  • Study Probes Heroin Addiction's Effect on the Brain
    (11-Nov-2013)
    DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse, researchers say

  • Autism, Language Problems May Be Linked in Families: Study
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Relatives of those with disorder showed deficiencies on grammar, writing and vocabulary tests

  • Autism, Language Problems May Be Linked in Families: Study
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Relatives of those with disorder showed deficiencies on grammar, writing and vocabulary tests

  • Immune System May Affect Germs on Your Skin
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Study analyzed fungus, bacteria from skin of patients with rare genetic disorder

  • HIV Resistance Mapped by Gene Researchers
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Some people have natural defenses that weaken power of virus, study authors say

  • Staph Bacteria May Play Role in Eczema-Like Rash, Mouse Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2013)
    A toxin released by the germ might trigger symptoms in certain cases, scientists say

  • Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

  • Scientists 'Silence' Aggressive Brain Cancer Gene in Mice
    (30-Oct-2013)
    'Nanotechnology' helped create drug to target deadly glioblastoma in study

  • Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

  • Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive
    (28-Oct-2013)
    'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

  • Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive
    (28-Oct-2013)
    'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

  • New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Scientists say the finding could double the number of targets for treatment

  • Study Ties Y Chromosome Variations to Prostate Cancer Risk
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Researchers used Utah population data spanning generations

  • Study Ties Y Chromosome Variations to Prostate Cancer Risk
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Researchers used Utah population data spanning generations

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (24-Oct-2013)
    A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

  • Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (24-Oct-2013)
    A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

  • What Puts That Individual Stamp on Your Face?
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Scientists identify specific gene enhancers in their work with mice

  • 'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

  • 'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

  • Gloomy Outlook May Be Genetic, Study Suggests
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Researchers find negativity linked to specific gene variant

  • Scientists Rewrite Germ's Genetic Code
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Aim is to redesign natural biological systems for useful purposes

  • Gene Mutation May Double Rate of Brain Tissue Lost to Alzheimer's
    (16-Oct-2013)
    1 percent of people carry DNA that quickens disease's destructive path, researchers say

  • Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

  • Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees' Chronic Pain
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Finding of potential value to thousands of U.S. vets who've lost limbs, study says

  • Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

  • Whites at Highest Risk for Irregular Heart Rhythm, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2013)
    It's possible that a gene in European ancestry is linked to atrial fibrillation, researcher says

  • Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

  • Righty? Lefty? Genes' Role Still Unclear
    (06-Oct-2013)
    New study suggests DNA only plays a minor part in handedness

  • Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say

  • Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say

  • New DNA Discoveries Advance MS Research
    (01-Oct-2013)
    110 gene variants now linked to neurological disease, scientists say

  • New DNA Discoveries Advance MS Research
    (01-Oct-2013)
    110 gene variants now linked to neurological disease, scientists say

  • Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Study of mice builds on landmark findings from 1990s, researcher says

  • Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

  • Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds

  • Memory-Erasing Gene Discovered in Mice
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Researchers say finding might someday help people with post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say

  • Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

  • Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Compounds in these fruits work alongside vitamin D and specific gene, lab study found

  • Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Many people carry herpes virus without developing telltale blisters

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Chromosomes grew stronger as everyday habits improved, but number of participants in project was small

  • Sickle Cell Drug Reduces Symptoms, Health Costs Alike, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    More docs should include hydroxyurea in patients' treatment plans, researchers say

  • Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

  • Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Finding might offer doctors a 'practical tool,' researcher suggests

  • Righty or Lefty? It's Largely Genetic, Study Suggests
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Work with developing embryos provides new information

  • New Registry Aims to Serve People With Down Syndrome
    (11-Sep-2013)
    DS-Connect offers a centralized, secure online resource to store and share health information

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Finding might one day improve rates of overtreatment, undertreatment in men, study says

  • Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Seven tumor-specific genes appear to yield accurate prognosis, study says

  • Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Study ties inherited condition that causes missing DNA to increased risk of neurological disorder

  • Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Study ties inherited condition that causes missing DNA to increased risk of neurological disorder

  • Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Study helps explain why the bloodsucking parasites are so hard to kill

  • Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Study ties inherited condition that causes missing DNA to increased risk of neurological disorder

  • Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (08-Sep-2013)
    Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

  • Obesity Gene Tests May Not Hamper Weight-Loss Efforts
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Knowing you have 'obesity gene' could reduce self-blame, study suggests

  • Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
    (04-Sep-2013)
    White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder
    (29-Aug-2013)
    New therapy may combat amyloidosis, the potentially deadly disease caused by protein build-up in organs

  • Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice
    (29-Aug-2013)
    But NIH study also found more bone loss, greater infection risk in engineered rodents

  • New Clues to Causes of Autism Found
    (29-Aug-2013)
    A certain group of enzymes may affect many genes linked to the developmental disorder, scientists say

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder
    (29-Aug-2013)
    New therapy may combat amyloidosis, the potentially deadly disease caused by protein build-up in organs

  • Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice
    (29-Aug-2013)
    But NIH study also found more bone loss, greater infection risk in engineered rodents

  • Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease
    (27-Aug-2013)
    People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

  • Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

  • Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

  • Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2013)
    However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese

  • Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

  • Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Gene mutation tied to ginger tresses may also play role in promoting cancer, mouse study suggests

  • Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

  • Genetic Risks for Eating Disorders, Alcoholism May Be Connected
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Twin study found ties between alcohol dependence and binge eating or purging

  • Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism
    (19-Aug-2013)
    About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

  • Study Sees Risk of Childhood Cancer Among Those With Specific Birth Defects
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Researchers looked at non-chromosomal conditions

  • Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Condition can lead to heart attack, stroke and lung problems

  • More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
    (14-Aug-2013)
    About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke
    (13-Aug-2013)
    People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

  • Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

  • Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke
    (13-Aug-2013)
    People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

  • New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Exome sequencing technique may lead to discoveries about many diseases, researchers say

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Family Members of Kids With Cancer Also at Risk
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Study found doubled odds for parents, siblings and children of young patients

  • Family Members of Kids With Cancer Also at Risk
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Study found doubled odds for parents, siblings and children of young patients

  • Gene Tied to Obesity in Humans
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at CRTC1 gene, already associated with body weight in animals

  • If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Study also shows influence of older siblings

  • Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
    (05-Aug-2013)
    But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

  • Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Ability to detect certain scents is highly individual, research suggests

  • Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris
    (01-Aug-2013)
    Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

  • Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes: Study
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Happiness derived from living a purposeful life found to be better for the body than selfish satisfaction

  • Birth Defect Discovery in Weimaraners Might Help Humans
    (29-Jul-2013)
    There may be a connection with neural tube defects in people, study suggests

  • Birth Defect Discovery in Weimaraners Might Help Humans
    (29-Jul-2013)
    There may be a connection with neural tube defects in people, study suggests

  • Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

  • Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • 'Female' X Chromosome May Play Part in Sperm Production
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Study suggests it's time to rethink biology's X factor

  • 'Female' X Chromosome May Play Part in Sperm Production
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Study suggests it's time to rethink biology's X factor

  • Social Media Helps Pin Down Source of Foodborne Strep Throat Outbreak
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Facebook users realized many high school banquet attendees were ill, notified health department

  • Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Obesity in Mice
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Human version of rare gene mutation also found in about 1 percent of obese people studied

  • Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Obesity in Mice
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Human version of rare gene mutation also found in about 1 percent of obese people studied

  • Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects

  • Largest-Ever Cancer Data Set Made Public
    (15-Jul-2013)
    U.S. experts say move will further drug development, treatment

  • Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Certain DNA might keep people hungry, study suggests

  • Scientists Use HIV to 'Cure' 2 Rare Genetic Diseases
    (11-Jul-2013)
    'Viral vector' from the AIDS-causing virus was key to stem cell therapy that helped several children, study says

  • Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

  • Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

  • Scientists Make Genetic Discoveries About Limb Development
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Researchers looked at mice, monkeys and humans

  • Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

  • Gene Discoveries Could Give Insight Into Migraines
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Largest such study to date spots 5 regions of DNA possibly linked to the headaches

  • Aspirin's Anti-Colon Cancer Effect May Depend on Genes
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Tumors with a key mutation seemed unaffected by daily use of the drug, study found

  • Gene Discoveries Could Give Insight Into Migraines
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Largest such study to date spots 5 regions of DNA possibly linked to the headaches

  • Gene-Based Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Early trial supports accuracy of the screening, which could be a boon in preventing the disease

  • Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

  • Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity
    (17-Jun-2013)
    But findings don't explain exactly how they are connected

  • Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations

  • Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Genetic examination of medieval strains points to social isolation of victims as reason disease died out

  • Supreme Court Rules That Human Genes Can't Be Patented
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Decision should have profound impact on medicine, gene-testing industry

  • Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Too much plaque-building protein produced in people with certain genes, study finds

  • Scientists ID Gene Linked to Aggressive Liver Cancer
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Finding, though preliminary, might lead to better treatments

  • Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Too much plaque-building protein produced in people with certain genes, study finds

  • Gene-Based Blood Test Might Help Spot Colon Cancer
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Early study found it had high accuracy, but experts say it won't replace colonoscopy anytime soon

  • Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies
    (06-Jun-2013)
    But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

  • Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

  • Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

  • Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

  • Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College
    (30-May-2013)
    But the effect of any one piece of DNA is very minor, so educational achievement is not set at birth

  • Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out
    (29-May-2013)
    Researchers hope finding leads to better prevention of malaria, other diseases

  • Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
    (29-May-2013)
    Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

  • Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring
    (28-May-2013)
    Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

  • Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet
    (22-May-2013)
    Toes are a favorite spot for these microscopic organisms

  • Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
    (21-May-2013)
    Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

  • Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions
    (20-May-2013)
    These and other foot disorders are 'highly inheritable,' study finds

  • Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
    (15-May-2013)
    Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

  • Gene Variations May Explain Weight Gain Among Men, Women
    (15-May-2013)
    People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study

  • People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
    (15-May-2013)
    It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

  • Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy
    (14-May-2013)
    Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

  • Kids' Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success
    (13-May-2013)
    Better performance at age 7 linked to better incomes, jobs and housing in adulthood, U.K. study says

  • Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer
    (13-May-2013)
    Disease risk is strongly tied to family history

  • Many Heart Defects Aren't Inherited, Study Finds
    (13-May-2013)
    Researchers also found links between these anomalies and autism

  • Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People
    (13-May-2013)
    Study found 'clock' in brain was disrupted in autopsies of those who suffered mental disorder at time of death

  • Dog DNA May Yield Clues to Human Eczema
    (10-May-2013)
    Findings point to abnormal skin barrier as culprit, researchers say

  • Dog DNA May Yield Clues to Human Eczema
    (10-May-2013)
    Findings point to abnormal skin barrier as culprit, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia
    (09-May-2013)
    Study found drug used for one condition also targets genes affecting different blood disorder

  • Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
    (08-May-2013)
    Single, random change to gene during fetal development causes birthmarks and the more serious Sturge-Weber syndrome

  • Gene Discoveries Give Hope Against 'Brittle Bone' Disease
    (08-May-2013)
    Scientists pinpoint mutation that appears to cause severe forms of bone loss

  • Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
    (08-May-2013)
    Single, random change to gene during fetal development causes birthmarks and the more serious Sturge-Weber syndrome

  • Living Long May Protect Against Early Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Dementia starts later in families with exceptional longevity, researchers say

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Success of Weight-Loss Surgery
    (02-May-2013)
    Change to DNA might explain why some shed more pounds than others after gastric bypass, study says

  • Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer
    (01-May-2013)
    Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

  • Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer
    (01-May-2013)
    Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Migraines, Researchers Say
    (01-May-2013)
    Link observed in laboratory cells, mice and humans

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    (01-May-2013)
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Study offers clues on causes of condition and how commonly prescribed meds work

  • Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Could help efforts to develop drugs to starve tumors, researchers say

  • Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds
    (22-Apr-2013)
    For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

  • Could Turtle Gene Findings Aid Human Health?
    (17-Apr-2013)
    The slow-moving reptiles might offer clues about stroke and heart attack recovery, researchers say

  • Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

  • Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

  • 10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

  • 10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

  • Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer
    (12-Apr-2013)
    But survival rates for papillary thyroid cancer are still high, experts note

  • 10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

  • 10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

  • Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Swedish researchers found better body-fat control in people who had procedure

  • Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Study found association only among those with specific genes

  • Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

  • Treatment for Blindness in Dogs Might Help People, Too
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Gene therapy that helps prevent vision loss in canines may aid humans, researchers say

  • Gene May Double Risk of Alzheimer's in Blacks
    (09-Apr-2013)
    But expert says actual increase is 'modest' and many other factors contribute to disease

  • Study Locates More Obesity Genes
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Findings shed light on overlap between extreme obesity and mild overweight, researcher says

  • Scientists Map Genome for Dutch Elm Disease Fungus
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Effort might help prevent widespread destruction of these trees, researchers say

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Obama Unveils Vast Brain-Mapping Project
    (02-Apr-2013)
    10-year initiative, with $100 million funding in 2014, designed to lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

  • Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Checking for tumor-linked BRCA gene only benefits 10 percent of women, panel says

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    (27-Mar-2013)
    DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    (27-Mar-2013)
    DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

  • Genes May Dictate Teens' Susceptibility to Heavy Smoking
    (27-Mar-2013)
    While many try cigarettes, genetics might explain who gets hooked, study suggests

  • Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes
    (22-Mar-2013)
    But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

  • Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

  • Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

  • Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

  • High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Mar-2013)
    People with a genetic mutation plus hypertension have more brain plaque, researchers find

  • Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Injecting a gene responsible for lubrication in joints may one day help humans, researcher says

  • Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Early study found 'ESK1' had effect on protein within cancer cells

  • Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Injecting a gene responsible for lubrication in joints may one day help humans, researcher says

  • Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says

  • Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Injecting a gene responsible for lubrication in joints may one day help humans, researcher says

  • DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Blood sample helps doctors assess treatment response, researchers say

  • With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to acne, while third helps keep skin clear

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

  • Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

  • Dog Study Raises Prospect of Biological Pacemaker for Humans
    (27-Feb-2013)
    But experts say the concept, powered by gene therapy, will have to clear many hurdles to challenge the electronic kind

  • Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

  • Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

  • Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

  • Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

  • Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Your Genes
    (25-Feb-2013)
    But small study doesn't explain how that works or effects on health

  • New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but defers to parents' wishes on diseases that strike in adulthood

  • New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but defers to parents' wishes on diseases that strike in adulthood

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise for Heart Failure
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Injecting a protein known to recruit stem cells may help repair damaged heart muscle, researcher says

  • Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Disease-causing bugs ignore repellent's smell several hours after exposure, study finds

  • Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

  • Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

  • Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

  • Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys

  • U.S. Plans Billion-Dollar Project to Study the Brain
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Hope is the initiative will lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

  • Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia
    (14-Feb-2013)
    But the risk to any one patient is small, experts said, and treatments can be altered to minimize hazard

  • Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear

  • Women With Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Show Faster Cell Aging
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

  • Scientists Find 24 New Genes Linked to Nearsightedness
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Also called myopia, eye condition is a major cause of blindness worldwide

  • Study Ties Gene to Dangerous Heart Valve Deposits
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Severe calcium build-up in aortic valve can block blood flow to body

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice
    (31-Jan-2013)
    'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

  • Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice
    (31-Jan-2013)
    'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

  • Many Cocaine Deaths Determined by Genes, Study Says
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Common mutations in white people greatly increase risk of dying from the drug, researchers contend

  • Drug OK'd for Deadly Genetic Condition Tied to Cholesterol
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Kynamro can be used when the body can't eliminate 'bad' cholesterol, FDA says

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

  • Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Study found genetic abnormalities related to meningioma tumors

  • HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

  • Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Preliminary results show promise for 'individualized' chemotherapy

  • Why Some Wolves Became Dogs
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Key genetic changes allowed certain canines to eat starchy scraps left by humans, study shows

  • Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Further study is needed, but screen may get around more cumbersome, costly methods, researchers say

  • Some Women Who Don't Need Deodorant Use It Anyway
    (18-Jan-2013)
    They have rare gene variant that keeps them from producing underarm odor, researchers say

  • Your Genetic Secrets May Not Be as Safe as You Think
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Scientists able to identify men who had donated DNA to science by using their Y chromosome, the Internet

  • Your Genetic Secrets May Not Be as Safe as You Think
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Scientists able to identify men who had donated DNA to science by using their Y chromosome, the Internet

  • For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Researchers not sure whether treatment or genetics explain the phenomenon, but suspect both play a part

  • Researchers Link 25 New Gene Variants to Autism
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Finding might one day help predict risk among younger siblings of those with the disorder

  • Researchers Link 25 New Gene Variants to Autism
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Finding might one day help predict risk among younger siblings of those with the disorder

  • Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Tuberous sclerosis causes benign growths to form on organs that doctors can mistake for cancer

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link Between Epilepsy, Migraine
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Prevalence of migraine increases when several relatives have seizure disorders, researchers say

  • Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

  • Thousands of U.S. Babies Born With Cleft Lip, Palate Each Year
    (31-Dec-2012)
    But most of the time surgery can correct the defect, experts say

  • How One N.Y. Family Met the Challenge of an Oral Birth Defect
    (31-Dec-2012)
    A mother recounts her son's struggle against cleft lip and palate

  • Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer
    (28-Dec-2012)
    A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

  • Debate Heats Up Over Screening Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait
    (28-Dec-2012)
    NCAA mandates such a test, but medical group urges a different option

  • Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Trait Are Not the Same
    (28-Dec-2012)

  • Scientists ID New Genetic Connection for Gout
    (28-Dec-2012)
    The painful inflammatory condition affects about 2 percent of people worldwide

  • Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer
    (28-Dec-2012)
    A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

  • Scientists Shed Light on Fungus Behind Deadly Pneumonia Strain
    (28-Dec-2012)
    The parasite causes Pneumocystis pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems

  • Children of Older Parents With Cancer May Be at Risk, Too
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Swedish researchers say genetics must play a part in increased odds

  • Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

  • Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

  • Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

  • Scientists Now See 200 Genes Linked to Crohn's Disease
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Findings may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

  • Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome

  • Scientists ID Gene That Shows Progression in ALS Patients
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Researchers hope finding may help in developing treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease

  • Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

  • Health Tip: Feet That Hurt
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Why arthritis affects your tootsies

  • Genes May Influence Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Policies
    (07-Dec-2012)
    New strategies needed to combat tobacco addiction in people with certain genetic makeups, study says

  • New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

  • Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men's Bones, Study Suggests
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Level of 'visceral fat' seemed to have an effect regardless of man's overall weight

  • DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

  • Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Fall favorites -- apples, cranberries, sweet potatoes -- are beneficial all year long, expert says

  • DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

  • Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study
    (26-Nov-2012)
    More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

  • Dinner-Table Turkeys Differ Greatly From Their Ancestors
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Study finds less gene variance in U.S. domesticated fowl than their wild forebearers from Mexico

  • Pot Psychosis May Be Gene-Related
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Scientists identify genetic variant that could explain mental impairment in marijuana users

  • Human Intellect Backsliding From Lack of Evolutionary Pressure: Study
    (16-Nov-2012)
    But genetic process is slow and people are still smart enough to find solution, researcher says

  • Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk
    (14-Nov-2012)
    About 1 percent of people have 'TREM2' mutation, researcher says

  • Gene Ups Pancreatitis Risk in Men Who Drink Heavily
    (13-Nov-2012)
    But study found men with healthy pancreas were not affected

  • Gene Ups Pancreatitis Risk in Men Who Drink Heavily
    (13-Nov-2012)
    But study found men with healthy pancreas were not affected

  • Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Large study focused on Asian women who had never smoked

  • Study Ties Obesity-Related Gene to Weaker Memory
    (09-Nov-2012)
    But it's not clear why connection exists or what it means

  • More Gene Variants Linked to Heart Trouble
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Finding brings to 47 the number of mutations that might raise risk of cardiovascular disease

  • DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • More Gene Variants Linked to Heart Trouble
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Finding brings to 47 the number of mutations that might raise risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Small study of rare form of disease included people aged 18 to 26

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Study found that by 90, the gene no longer raised risk for the brain disorder or other ailments

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (31-Oct-2012)
    These illnesses may occur when immune system 'balancing act' goes awry, researchers say

  • Redheads May Face Higher Risk of Melanoma, Even Without Sun Exposure
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Study in mice suggests independent threat from genetic mutation

  • Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

  • Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

  • Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

  • Genes May Determine Aspirin's Effect on Advanced Colon Cancer
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Study finds taking it appears to slow tumor growth in patients with a particular genetic mutation

  • Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Study suggests this form of musical know-how is not simply training-related

  • Depression, DNA Linked to Higher Death Risk in Bladder Cancer Patients
    (18-Oct-2012)
    However, study did not prove a cause-and-effect link

  • Docs: Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Ohio man among the first to receive the technology, aimed at preventing fatal heart failure

  • New DNA Test Shows Promise for Spotting Colon Cancer
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Early study showed it could detect both cancerous and precancerous cells in colon

  • Pain Level After Car Crash Could Depend on Your Genes, Studies Say
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Findings might lead to better treatment for people with less obvious injuries

  • Measuring Brain Plaques May Yield Clues to Alzheimer's Risk
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Changes can be detected and measured while older people are still healthy, researchers say

  • Big, Rapid Gains Made in Human Lifespan: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Researchers say 72 is the new 30

  • Drugs to Prevent Alzheimer's to Be Tested in Large Trial
    (11-Oct-2012)
    New treatments target amyloid beta plaque; volunteers destined to have the brain disease

  • What Drives Your Daily Biological Clock?
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Work with fruit flies leads to promising discovery, researchers say

  • New Gene Test Predicts Whose Mouth Lesions Might Be Cancerous
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Developer says it eventually may allow earlier detection, treatment

  • Scientists ID 'Genetic Signatures' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Findings may one day help tailor treatment, improve outcomes

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Inflammation may be a disease factor, researcher says

  • New Gene Mutations Tied to Schizophrenia
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Researchers say the variations occur in fetal development and are not passed down by parents

  • Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
    (04-Oct-2012)
    The tumors affect three-fourths of women of childbearing age

  • Genetic Disorder Test for Newborns May Speed Up Diagnoses
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Not yet ready for hospital use, it might allow doctors to confirm and treat conditions sooner

  • Genes Linked to Retardation Not Inherited, Study Suggests
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Testing found new mutations only in people with the condition, not their parents

  • Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to 'Be-Thin' Pressure?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found female identical twins had similar levels of 'thin idealization'

  • Genetic Disorder Test for Newborns May Speed Up Diagnoses
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Not yet ready for hospital use, it might allow doctors to confirm and treat conditions sooner

  • Genes Linked to Retardation Not Inherited, Study Suggests
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Testing found new mutations only in people with the condition, not their parents

  • Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Genetic mutation associated with hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 1 and other cases, study says

  • Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Genetic mutation associated with hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 1 and other cases, study says

  • Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

  • Study Ties Common Back Ailment to Faulty Gene
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But it's too soon to expect treatment for lumbar disc deterioration

  • Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

  • Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

  • Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

  • Colon Cancer Gene Database May Assist Research Efforts
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Study collection helps scientists pinpoint disease risk factors

  • More Than Half of Severe Mental Disability Cases Not Inherited: Study
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Finding may encourage parents to have more children, researcher says

  • Some Women's Brains Contain Male DNA: Study
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Health implications are unclear, researchers say

  • 'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice
    (25-Sep-2012)
    New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments

  • Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Finding offers insight into causes of disease that kills several hundred men in US each year

  • Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems
    (24-Sep-2012)
    BPA linked to disrupted egg development, miscarriages and birth defects

  • Genes of Africa's Khoe-San Peoples Give Clues to Human Evolution
    (20-Sep-2012)
    They may be link to early point of diversification for the species, scientists say

  • Gene Mutation Changed Cheetah's Spots to Stripes
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Feral tabby cats played a part in discovery

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

  • Scientists Spot 5 Genes That Help Shape Faces
    (13-Sep-2012)
    It may someday be possible to draw a portrait of a person using only DNA, researchers say

  • Scientists Map Genetic 'Blueprint' of Heart
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Study using mouse stem cells provides clues to how some birth defects occur, researcher says

  • Scientists ID Gene for Insulin Sensitivity
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Findings may have implications for diabetes treatment, researcher says

  • X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

  • Scientists Inch Closer to Genetic Blueprint of Diseases
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Finding might change the way conditions are treated in the future

  • Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Utah study looked at prostate cancer, melanoma

  • Environmental 'Gene-Swapping' May Play Part in Antibiotic Resistance
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Study finds genes in soil, human-disease bacteria passing back and forth

  • Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic?
    (04-Sep-2012)
    People hooked on nicotine share same gene mutation as those overusing the Web, study finds

  • Ancient Genome Appears to Have Links to Modern Humans
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Scientists who studied Denisovan DNA found shared genes with people in Papua New Guinea

  • Ancient Genome Appears to Have Links to Modern Humans
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Scientists who studied Denisovan DNA found shared genes with people in Papua New Guinea

  • Scientists ID 'Happy' Gene in Women
    (29-Aug-2012)
    One version of the 'MAOA' gene may boost levels of feel-good chemicals in brain

  • Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy
    (28-Aug-2012)
    More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

  • Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?
    (27-Aug-2012)
    DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

  • Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

  • Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?
    (27-Aug-2012)
    DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

  • Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

  • New Clues to How Alcohol May Boost Cancer Risk
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Substance formed when body breaks down booze can damage DNA, research shows

  • Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids
    (22-Aug-2012)
    New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

  • Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

  • Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Protein related to inflammation is linked to lower risk, study shows

  • Man's Best Friend Points the Way in Genetic Research
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Dog breeds offer clues to human diseases, scientists report

  • Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

  • Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology

  • Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology

  • Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology

  • Fainting Might Run in Families, Twin Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Multiple genes and environmental factors influence the phenomenon, researchers say

  • Genetic Research Sheds Light on Jewish Diaspora
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Jews originating in North Africa more related to each other than their non-Jewish neighbors, study shows

  • Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

  • Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

  • Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

  • Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps
    (31-Jul-2012)
    In the future, genetic screening may be advised for those prone to inherited disorder, study suggests

  • Scientists Uncover Gene Variation Linked to Melanoma
    (30-Jul-2012)
    'RAC1' mutation found in tumors on sun-exposed skin

  • Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

  • Scientists ID New Gene Linked to Vision Loss in Infants
    (30-Jul-2012)
    18 genes now associated with Leber congenital amaurosis, a rare inherited retinal disease

  • Could Gene Doping Be Part of Future Olympics?
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Technology reaching the point where some might try to enhance their performance genetically, experts say

  • Parents of Severely Disabled Kids Say They Enrich Their Lives
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Families dealing with trisomy 13-18 face grim predictions, turn to online support, study found

  • Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

  • Scientists Map Genomes of One Man's Sperm
    (19-Jul-2012)
    The pioneering work reveals clues to fertility, how DNA is mixed and passed on

  • Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

  • Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging
    (13-Jul-2012)
    But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

  • Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

  • Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

  • Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?
    (05-Jul-2012)
    New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

  • More Genes Linked to Osteoarthritis Identified
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Europeans with the variants were more likely to have osteoarthritis, researchers report

  • Gene Boosts Tomato's Color, But May Make It Less Tasty
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Uniformly red, 'store-bought' tomatoes are not as sweet, study finds

  • Gene Studies Support 'Queen of Sheba' Legend
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Ethiopian genomes strikingly similar to those of groups in Israel, Syria

  • Gene Studies Support 'Queen of Sheba' Legend
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Ethiopian genomes strikingly similar to those of groups in Israel, Syria

  • Genes May Influence Reactions to Painkillers
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Identical twins responded similarly when it came to side effects, addiction risk, study found

  • Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

  • Bonobo Genome Sheds Light on Their Links to Chimps, Humans
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Species is the last of the great apes to undergo gene mapping

  • Scientists Probe Diversity of Human Body's Microbes
    (13-Jun-2012)
    They hope the 'microbiome' they have mapped will help prevent, treat disease in the future

  • Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds
    (12-Jun-2012)
    DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Study looked at common gene variant and brain disruption

  • Inactivation of Gene Might Cause Skin Cancer to Spread
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Animal, human research looked at role of 'LKB1' gene in melanoma

  • Scientists Spot More Migraine Genes
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Latest discovery sheds light on most common form of these debilitating headaches

  • Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

  • New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies
    (06-Jun-2012)
    In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

  • Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

  • New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies
    (06-Jun-2012)
    In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

  • New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer
    (04-Jun-2012)
    They focus on genes that are specific to the type of tumor the patient has

  • Some Genes Seem to Raise Risk of Obesity: Study
    (04-Jun-2012)
    But experts note environment also plays significant role in weight

  • Genes Might Help Some Smokers Kick the Habit
    (31-May-2012)
    Certain DNA may work better with smoking-cessation medications, patches or gums, study finds

  • Scientists Map the Tomato's Genome
    (30-May-2012)
    Consumers may someday enjoy better fruits, vegetables as a result

  • Brave New World of Genetics Requires Safeguards, Experts Say
    (30-May-2012)
    Regulations haven't kept pace with discoveries, American Heart Association warns

  • Scientists Map the Tomato's Genome
    (30-May-2012)
    Consumers may someday enjoy better fruits, vegetables as a result

  • The Science of Tasty Tomatoes Lies in the Chemicals
    (25-May-2012)
    Heirloom tomatoes, which have more naturally occurring chemicals than supermarket varieties, won taste tests

  • Efficient Disease Risk Prediction a Long Way Off, Experts Say
    (24-May-2012)
    Considering genes plus environment improves accuracy by just 1% to 3%, study shows

  • Efficient Disease Risk Prediction a Long Way Off, Experts Say
    (24-May-2012)
    Considering genes plus environment improves accuracy by just 1% to 3%, study shows

  • Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk
    (22-May-2012)
    Findings may help doctors diagnose and treat these problems, expert says

  • Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care
    (18-May-2012)
    Knowing personal risks for certain diseases doesn't seem to spur health care overuse, study finds

  • Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care
    (18-May-2012)
    Knowing personal risks for certain diseases doesn't seem to spur health care overuse, study finds

  • Genetic Test May Spot Raised Autism Risk
    (16-May-2012)
    Geared toward siblings of kids with the disorder, but experts question precision of the exam

  • Genetic Test May Spot Raised Autism Risk
    (16-May-2012)
    Geared toward siblings of kids with the disorder, but experts question precision of the exam

  • Genes Might Be Key to Parkinson's Spread
    (15-May-2012)
    Certain variants were related to faster progression of movement disorder

  • Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome
    (09-May-2012)
    Findings include genetic link to breast cancer, researchers say

  • Cancer Cells in Bloodstream Show Great Diversity: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Some help disease spread more easily, while others may predict response to treatments

  • Cancer Cells in Bloodstream Show Great Diversity: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Some help disease spread more easily, while others may predict response to treatments

  • Eye Color May Help Predict Vitiligo Risk
    (08-May-2012)
    People with blue eyes are less likely to have the autoimmune disease, study finds

  • 'Blond Genes' May Vary Around the World
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists say DNA for fair hair in South Pacific differs from that in Europe

  • New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain
    (03-May-2012)
    Gene event 2.5 million years ago may explain why humans are smarter than great apes, researchers say

  • 'Blond Genes' May Vary Around the World
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists say DNA for fair hair in South Pacific differs from that in Europe

  • Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Women's genetic backgrounds may increase susceptibility

  • Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear
    (02-May-2012)
    Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

  • Can Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?
    (01-May-2012)
    Preliminary study found women who showed alterations in a specific gene were more likely to develop disease later

  • How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer
    (01-May-2012)
    Mouse study suggests synthetic form of compound found in grapes deserves a look

  • Research Gets Closer to Genetic Roots of Glaucoma
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Two gene variants may interact with a molecule regulating cell growth, study suggests

  • Research Gets Closer to Genetic Roots of Glaucoma
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Two gene variants may interact with a molecule regulating cell growth, study suggests

  • Scientists Identify Gene Behind Pygmies' Short Stature
    (26-Apr-2012)
    It also may be that small size reduced their food requirements, and helped in hot climate

  • Experimental Drug Eases Autistic Behaviors in Mice
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Whether it would work on humans is still unknown, researchers say

  • Bullying, Violence Linked to Faster Aging in Kids
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Age-related DNA changes seen early in those exposed to abusive behavior, study finds

  • Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

  • Half-Siblings of Those With Autism at Raised Risk for Disorder: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Research also suggests that fathers, mothers equally likely to transmit higher risk

  • Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Researchers also identified 22 new genes connected to autism

  • Gene Behind Psoriasis Identified, Researchers Say
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Findings may boost treatments for the chronic skin disease, study suggests

  • Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Researchers also identified 22 new genes connected to autism

  • Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Non-beating scar tissue was transformed into beating heart muscle

  • Certain Genetic Regions May Be Tied to Osteoporosis
    (16-Apr-2012)
    But it's too early to use data to predict who will or will not develop weaker bones

  • Certain Genetic Regions May Be Tied to Osteoporosis
    (16-Apr-2012)
    But it's too early to use data to predict who will or will not develop weaker bones

  • DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines
    (12-Apr-2012)
    U.S. experts say supplements made in America are different, but neither country tests for ingredients

  • Head, Body Lice Are Genetically Very Similar
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Researchers say findings could shed light on how body parasites spread human disease

  • In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
    (11-Apr-2012)
    It works by acting on a neurotransmitter tied to Fragile X syndrome, researchers report

  • Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
    (11-Apr-2012)
    In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine

  • Some Folks Just Can't Help Being Nice, Study Suggests
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Kindness may be in your genetic makeup, researchers say

  • Sibling Had a Stroke? Your Risk Might Rise, Too
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Study shows interconnections between genetics, shared lifestyles, experts say

  • Researchers Find Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Risk for the disease could quadruple for men with certain genetic variants, study shows

  • Scientists Pinpoint Childhood Obesity Genes
    (09-Apr-2012)
    In a first, they find two mutations that may predispose kids to common obesity

  • Gene Discovery May Move Personalized Stomach Cancer Treatment Forward
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Large analysis identified 600 gene mutations in cancerous cells

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
    (04-Apr-2012)
    'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

  • New Lupus Genes Identified
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Still unknown is how the genes contribute to the autoimmune disease

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
    (04-Apr-2012)
    'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

  • Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

  • First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

  • New Injection Might Lower Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
    (27-Mar-2012)
    'Monoclonal antibody' showed promise in small, early study

  • Study Might Explain Brain Overgrowth Seen in Autism
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Abnormalities found in DNA, RNA that regulate brain cell growth

  • Study Might Explain Brain Overgrowth Seen in Autism
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Abnormalities found in DNA, RNA that regulate brain cell growth

  • Research Spots Potential New Target in Fight Against Baldness
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Study found levels of a particular protein much higher in bald spots

  • With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

  • Researcher Uses Genomics to Predict His Odds for Disease
    (16-Mar-2012)
    It's another example of the future of 'personalized medicine,' scientists say

  • Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin
    (16-Mar-2012)
    DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

  • New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

  • Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Findings suggest certain drugs might prevent hardening of the arteries

  • Brisk Daily Walk Could Counter 'Obesity Genes'
    (14-Mar-2012)
    But finding doesn't prove exercise is the only factor, researchers stress

  • Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Study found different mutations predicted prognosis in AML patients

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer
    (13-Mar-2012)
    90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

  • EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

  • Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles force the head to move involuntarily

  • Genes Play a Role in Drug Abuse Risk Among Adopted Kids: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    But good adoptive relationships offer some protection, researchers say

  • Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

  • Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Long-term monitoring of depressive symptoms is needed, researchers say

  • Sickle Cell Blood Test Might Predict Severity of Disease
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests it could be used to guide treatment for individual patients

  • Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

  • Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

  • Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys
    (24-Feb-2012)
    DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

  • Researchers Spot Genes Behind Macular Degeneration
    (24-Feb-2012)
    The eye disease is a major cause of blindness

  • Researchers Spot New Gene Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests Abraxas gene variant acts in concert with BRCA1 to raise disease risk

  • Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Studies in mice and humans suggest mutation may make it easier to gain pounds on high-fat diets

  • Genome Map Might Help Save Tasmanian Devil From Extinction
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Research may spur strategies to stop spread of facial cancer that threatens species

  • Gene Linked to Start of Puberty
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Research found mutation shut down the process of sexual maturation

  • Gene Linked to Start of Puberty
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Research found mutation shut down the process of sexual maturation

  • Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say

  • Bug Bites May Have Caused Zebras' Stripes
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Black-and-white hide least likely to attract horseflies, study says

  • 4 New Genes Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Analysis looked at a variety of ethnic groups

  • Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

  • More Success With Gene Therapy for Blindness
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Repeat treatment improves vision for three adults with rare eye disease

  • Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Key mutation in certain DNA is tied to a minority of cases of the illness, study says

  • Vulnerability to Anthrax Varies Widely: Study
    (06-Feb-2012)
    It suggests that genes might make some people safer in bioterrorism attack

  • Why Human Brains Are Smarter Than Chimp Brains
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Synapses in key brain region continues to develop much longer in babies than in primates, study finds

  • Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say

  • Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Activity-induced genetic changes could slow or prevent disease progression, researchers say

  • Kalydeco Approved to Treat Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis
    (31-Jan-2012)
    First drug to target underlying cause of chronic disease

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Body Clock's Link to Diabetes
    (30-Jan-2012)
    A mutation affecting sleep-wake hormone may disrupt blood sugar control, researchers find

  • Native Americans May Have Trekked From Siberia
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Anthropologists trace origins to region known as the Altai

  • Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Rare Autism-Related Disorder
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Research sheds light on Joubert syndrome, which causes physical and mental disabilities

  • Researchers Spot Potential Bile Duct Cancer Drug Targets
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Mutations in two genes found in tumors appear to fuel their growth

  • Factors Linked to Age of Onset of Menopause Identified
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Researchers zero in on 13 new genetic clues

  • Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?
    (24-Jan-2012)
    In twins study, smaller size was associated with greater risk

  • Gene Mutations May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival: Study
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Women with BRCA1, BRCA2 have higher risk for the disease, but prognosis might be better

  • New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

  • Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer
    (19-Jan-2012)
    But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

  • Genes May Give Clues to Severe Form of Lupus
    (18-Jan-2012)
    A DNA sequence known as an 'accelerator' might explain some aggressive cases, researchers say

  • Study Maps Path From Smoking to Emphysema in Mice
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Immune response to smoke causes the disease, researchers say

  • Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

  • Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers Identified
    (18-Jan-2012)
    New study suggests ways around the risk for patients

  • Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging
    (17-Jan-2012)
    People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

  • Your Taste for Fat May Reside in Your Genes
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Individual sensitivity might influence what and how much you eat, small study suggests

  • DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return
    (12-Jan-2012)
    The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

  • Scientists Identify Inherited Prostate Cancer Gene
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Men with the mutation are at 10 to 20 times increased risk of prostate cancer

  • Gene Research Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease
    (11-Jan-2012)
    One symptom, cold urticaria, is a potentially serious disorder triggered by exposure to low temperatures

  • Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

  • Researchers Look at Genomes of Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Never-smokers may have different mutations in genes than smokers, suggests small, early study

  • Why Some People Live to 110
    (08-Jan-2012)
    'Supercentenarians' appear to have built-in protection against disease, study finds

  • Scientists Create First Monkeys With Mixed Genomes
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Genetic material from six genomes made babies, researchers report

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Finding could help identify which patients would benefit from specific chemotherapy, researchers say

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Thyroid Cancer Risk: Study
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Changes in 'PTEN' gene appear to raise children's risk

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Thyroid Cancer Risk: Study
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Changes in 'PTEN' gene appear to raise children's risk

  • Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer
    (29-Dec-2011)
    Research may lead to a screening option for those who might be at hereditary risk

  • Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer
    (29-Dec-2011)
    Research may lead to a screening option for those who might be at hereditary risk

  • Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Findings could spur new treatments for more common cancers, study suggests

  • Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

  • Low Iron Levels May Increase Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Researchers say next step is determining if treating iron deficiency wards off dangerous clots

  • Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

  • Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

  • Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

  • Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Severity of the bleeding condition was reduced for men with type B disorder, study finds

  • Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

  • Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

  • New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

  • Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

  • Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2011)
    But it is unknown if the beneficial effect actually cuts heart risks, researchers say

  • More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

  • Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Your particular DNA may explain why you can't break the habit, study suggests

  • Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Your particular DNA may explain why you can't break the habit, study suggests

  • Scientists ID Gene That Predicts Chances of Cold Sores
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Two variants seem to raise the risk of recurrent outbreaks, while two lower the possibility

  • Studies in Mice May Offer Clues to Cleft Lip
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Scientists corrected the birth defect in mouse embryos, study says

  • Lobular Breast Cancer Linked to Paternal Cancer History
    (30-Nov-2011)
    If dad had cancer and daughter has breast cancer, it tends to be in milk-producing lobules, study finds

  • Gene Shortage Might Lead to Shorter Height, Study Says
    (23-Nov-2011)
    In two separate groups, shortest people were missing copies of genes

  • Scientists Reveal Monarch Butterfly Genome
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Research will shed light on understanding of long-distance migratory species, report says

  • Gene Shortage Might Lead to Shorter Height, Study Says
    (23-Nov-2011)
    In two separate groups, shortest people were missing copies of genes

  • Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers studied children with two rare genetic disorders

  • Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

  • Does a Gene Make People Seem Kinder?
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Specific DNA might alter personality, or ways of expressing feelings, small study suggests

  • Cave Art Accurately Depicted Horses of Different Colors
    (10-Nov-2011)
    DNA evidence proves that 'leopard-spotted' horses in ancient paintings existed, report says

  • Cave Art Accurately Depicted Horses of Different Colors
    (10-Nov-2011)
    DNA evidence proves that 'leopard-spotted' horses in ancient paintings existed, report says

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • New Treatment May Boost Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Cases
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Patients on 'epigenetic' combo lived an average of two months longer than expected in small, early study

  • Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds
    (08-Nov-2011)
    But 2003 policy change narrowed gap between black and white patients, research shows

  • New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

  • Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified
    (04-Nov-2011)
    In boys, the gene variation was associated with about a 15% increased risk, study finds

  • Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

  • Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified
    (04-Nov-2011)
    In boys, the gene variation was associated with about a 15% increased risk, study finds

  • New Drug Targets Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
    (02-Nov-2011)
    But only the 5% of sufferers with a specific genetic variant respond to treatment, researchers noted

  • Exercise Might Help Thwart 'Obesity Gene'
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Researchers find genetic risk lower in those who stay physically active

  • Not All Women at Higher Risk in Families Carrying Breast Cancer Gene
    (31-Oct-2011)
    New research refutes earlier findings, should assure women, experts say

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
    (28-Oct-2011)
    People with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary form of cancer, might benefit from 2 tablets a day: study

  • Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Cold Sores
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Findings could eventually lead to new treatments for outbreaks of oral herpes, researchers say

  • Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Twins study suggests student-teacher relationship counters genetic disposition to bad behavior

  • Links to Mental Illness Seen in Fetal Brains: Study
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Genes involved in autism, schizophrenia may be activated in womb

  • Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

  • Genes Could Highlight Plavix Users at Clot Risk After Stent
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Three gene types in heart patients and certain medications affected risk of dangerous clots

  • Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

  • Gene Mapping Reveals Clues to Bedbugs' Pesticide Resistance
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Two common chemicals can no longer control pest populations

  • Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

  • Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Method allows doctors to determine what will work best for each woman

  • Ferriprox Approved to Treat 'Iron Overload'
    (14-Oct-2011)
    A potential problem among people who get frequent blood transfusions

  • Genome of 'Black Death' Bacterium Sequenced
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Plague-related research furthers understanding of modern infectious diseases, expert says

  • Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

  • Genome of 'Black Death' Bacterium Sequenced
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Plague-related research furthers understanding of modern infectious diseases, expert says

  • Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

  • Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

  • Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

  • Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests Cause Little Anxiety: Study
    (11-Oct-2011)
    But people found to be at low risk for disease by mail-in kits may make poor health decisions, researchers say

  • Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

  • Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Older Dads Can Pass on Gene Mutations That Lower Intellect
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests changes in chromosomes may account for some cases, especially in older fathers

  • Older Dads Can Pass on Gene Mutations That Lower Intellect
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests changes in chromosomes may account for some cases, especially in older fathers

  • Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

  • New Genes Revealed for Type 1 Diabetes
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Researchers discover 3 new genes for type 1 diabetes in large data analysis

  • Gene Variant Linked to Failure of Asthma Drug
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Some asthma patients found to have a variant that may contribute to a poor response to inhaled steroids, study shows

  • U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

  • U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

  • U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

  • Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

  • Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

  • Genetic Links Seen Between Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Certain genetic variants are associated with both conditions, study shows

  • Scientists Discover Key Gene Mutation Behind Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (21-Sep-2011)
    The same gene variant also plays role in common form of dementia, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover Key Gene Mutation Behind Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (21-Sep-2011)
    The same gene variant also plays role in common form of dementia, researchers say

  • Researchers Find Link Between Epilepsy, Schizophrenia Risk
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Connection may stem from genetic or environmental factors, experts say

  • Researchers Find Link Between Epilepsy, Schizophrenia Risk
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Connection may stem from genetic or environmental factors, experts say

  • Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

  • Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass
    (17-Sep-2011)
    Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

  • Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Father's blood-clotting mutation prompts genetic testing, then genetic sequencing

  • Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Father's blood-clotting mutation prompts genetic testing, then genetic sequencing

  • Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments
    (13-Sep-2011)
    The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

  • Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

  • Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

  • New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

  • New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

  • Black Children May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy, Study Finds
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Researchers say youngsters with African ancestry have more allergic antibodies against the food

  • Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

  • More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Theory that the movement disorder occurs randomly is changing, researcher says

  • Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

  • Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

  • Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

  • Thank Neanderthals for That Healthy Immune System, Scientists Say
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Mixing of modern humans, Neanderthals and another relative may have passed on good genes

  • Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

  • Thank Neanderthals for That Healthy Immune System, Scientists Say
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Mixing of modern humans, Neanderthals and another relative may have passed on good genes

  • 'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Expert says the technique may be useful for fighting other diseases

  • 'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Expert says the technique may be useful for fighting other diseases

  • Gluten-Free Set This Boy Free
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Virginia teen who once struggled with celiac disease now healthy and happy

  • Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

  • Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought
    (15-Aug-2011)
    Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

  • Honing in on the Genetics of MS
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Largest study to date spots more than 50 possible culprits in autoimmune disease

  • ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations
    (10-Aug-2011)
    But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

  • Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

  • Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks
    (09-Aug-2011)
    It's meant to spot conditions such as hemophilia but might be used to gauge gender, researchers say

  • Intelligence Largely Rooted in the Genes
    (09-Aug-2011)
    There's no one 'smart' gene, but many genes that play a role in high IQs, researchers say

  • Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks
    (09-Aug-2011)
    It's meant to spot conditions such as hemophilia but might be used to gauge gender, researchers say

  • Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

  • Life-Threatening Leg Clots Run in Families, Study Shows
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Risk can be 50 times higher if two or more siblings have venous thromboembolism, researchers say

  • Gene Study Identifies Non-Hereditary Links to Schizophrenia
    (07-Aug-2011)
    These 'new' gene mutations are found in patients, but not their parents, researchers say

  • Gene Study Identifies Non-Hereditary Links to Schizophrenia
    (07-Aug-2011)
    These 'new' gene mutations are found in patients, but not their parents, researchers say

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Can Leave People Without Fingerprints
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Study of Swiss family with skin-specific version of gene sheds light on rare condition

  • Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

  • Gene Mutation Can Leave People Without Fingerprints
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Study of Swiss family with skin-specific version of gene sheds light on rare condition

  • Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

  • Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

  • Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

  • New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

  • Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Deadly German E. Coli Strain
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Scientists caution against use of certain antibiotics in the treatment of this infection

  • Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

  • Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

  • Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke
    (26-Jul-2011)
    But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

  • Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

  • Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

  • There's a Little Neanderthal in Most of Us
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Study confirms that early modern humans mated with Neanderthals

  • Study: Inherited Alzheimer's Detectable 20 Years Before Symptom Onset
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Early diagnosis critical to preserving patients' mental abilities and memories, researchers say

  • Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Proponents see it as valuable medical tool, but others aren't sure it will help the individual all that much

  • Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Proponents see it as valuable medical tool, but others aren't sure it will help the individual all that much

  • Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

  • Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified
    (14-Jul-2011)
    More research needed to determine why the genetic variants might lead to symptoms

  • Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified
    (14-Jul-2011)
    More research needed to determine why the genetic variants might lead to symptoms

  • Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

  • Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

  • Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

  • Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

  • Female Ancestor of All Living Polar Bears Was Brown
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Historic bear lived in vicinity of present-day Ireland up to 50,000 years ago, scientists say

  • Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

  • Could Finger Length Predict Penis Length?
    (04-Jul-2011)
    Prenatal hormones appear to govern both, new study suggests

  • Post-Op Nausea May Be Hereditary
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Researchers hope to identify patients sensitive to anesthesia before surgery

  • Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

  • Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Many tumors share similar mutated DNA, some of which might respond to available drugs, experts say

  • Genome Map May Help Save Tasmanian Devils
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Researchers hope to protect healthy marsupials from contagious cancer

  • More Autism Diagnoses in High-Tech Areas, Study Finds
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Engineers, computer whizzes -- and people with autism -- excel at skills involving 'systemizing,' researchers say

  • Simple Saliva Test Detects Your 'Real' Age
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Assessment might prove useful in solving crimes and improving care, researchers say

  • Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Review of previous research ties five genetic variants to the deadly skin cancer

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Duplicate in chromosome 16 region linked to raised threat of aneurysm that causes aortic dissection

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Duplicate in chromosome 16 region linked to raised threat of aneurysm that causes aortic dissection

  • Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

  • Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

  • Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

  • FDA Approves Test That Spots Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Genetic screen helps doctors find HER2-positive patients who will respond to Herceptin

  • Scientists Identify Genes Linked to Migraines
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Inheriting any one of 3 gene variants raises risk for severe headaches by up to 15%, researchers say

  • Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

  • Lifestyle You Lead Today May Affect Generations to Come
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Environmental factors, trauma and more can alter genes, epigenetics experts say

  • Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

  • Lifestyle You Lead Today May Affect Generations to Come
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Environmental factors, trauma and more can alter genes, epigenetics experts say

  • Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

  • Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Patients with the brain disorder should get checked annually for the skin cancer, expert advises

  • Scientists Find Molecular Similarities in Brains of Those With Autism
    (25-May-2011)
    Frontal, temporal lobes in cortex were different in healthy tissue, but the same when disorder was present

  • Scientists Find Molecular Similarities in Brains of Those With Autism
    (25-May-2011)
    Frontal, temporal lobes in cortex were different in healthy tissue, but the same when disorder was present

  • Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified
    (23-May-2011)
    Researchers hope to find way to extend life expectancy for people with this inherited disease

  • Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified
    (23-May-2011)
    Researchers hope to find way to extend life expectancy for people with this inherited disease

  • Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex
    (20-May-2011)
    Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

  • Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life
    (18-May-2011)
    Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

  • Gene Region Seems Linked to Depression
    (17-May-2011)
    Two separate research groups came to the same conclusions about an area on chromosome 13

  • Some More Sensitive to Effects of Alcohol, Study Finds
    (16-May-2011)
    That response may make them more vulnerable to alcoholism, researchers say

  • Gene Variant Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Blacks
    (13-May-2011)
    Roughly 13% of people of African descent may be at risk of potentially fatal heart arrhythmias: study

  • Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care
    (10-May-2011)
    Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

  • ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families
    (09-May-2011)
    Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

  • Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk
    (09-May-2011)
    But until better data exists, experts still advise practicing good health habits

  • Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain
    (06-May-2011)
    Study sheds light on development of brain's cerebral cortex, key to many high-level functions

  • Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain
    (06-May-2011)
    Study sheds light on development of brain's cerebral cortex, key to many high-level functions

  • New Gene Linked to Congenital Heart Defects
    (04-May-2011)
    Researchers pinpoint second gene crucial to heart development

  • Researchers Describe Gene Activity in Living Cells
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Fluorescent proteins enabled them to see 'transcription' in real time, study says

  • Researchers Describe Gene Activity in Living Cells
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Fluorescent proteins enabled them to see 'transcription' in real time, study says

  • Dogs' DNA May Aid Research on Hereditary Parkinson's
    (22-Apr-2011)
    Gene mutation that affects both Tibetan Terriers and humans could lead to treatment advances

  • Gene Variant May Be Linked to Deadly Lung Fibrosis
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Discovery could open door to new treatments and genetic testing, experts say

  • Gene Variant May Be Linked to Deadly Lung Fibrosis
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Discovery could open door to new treatments and genetic testing, experts say

  • Genes May Affect Whether People Heed Advice
    (19-Apr-2011)
    With certain mutations, suggestions overrule experience, study finds

  • Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients
    (19-Apr-2011)
    2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

  • Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study
    (18-Apr-2011)
    But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

  • Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem
    (17-Apr-2011)
    Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma
    (15-Apr-2011)
    U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

  • Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma
    (15-Apr-2011)
    U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

  • Certain Genes Could Add to Alcoholism Risk
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Study suggests link to genes that affect impulsivity and addictive behavior

  • Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human Brain
    (13-Apr-2011)
    It shows 1,000 anatomical sites, myriad of genetic details, researchers say

  • Could Dogs' DNA Give Clues to Human Lymphoma?
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Recoding genes may help narrow the search for cause of non-Hodgkin's type

  • Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

  • Coffee Addiction May Be Grounded in Genes
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Finding might also indicate sensitivity to other drugs, experts say

  • Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

  • Ovarian Cancer Prognosis May Depend on Gene Mutations
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Women with BRCA2 had best survival rate in study

  • Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot 5 New Alzheimer's Genes
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Finding more than doubles number of genes believed to contribute to the memory-robbing disease

  • Ovarian Cancer Prognosis May Depend on Gene Mutations
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Women with BRCA2 had best survival rate in study

  • Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

  • Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    But link wasn't seen with wine or hard liquor, researchers say

  • Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Experts say field is in its infancy and consumers should seek professional opinions on results

  • Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Experts say field is in its infancy and consumers should seek professional opinions on results

  • Genome Map of Multiple Myeloma Offers Clues to Its Cause
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Scientist says effort may lead to new ways to treat the blood cancer

  • Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Genetic changes in response to therapy may cause some tumors to become drug-resistant

  • Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer
    (23-Mar-2011)
    'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

  • Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids
    (22-Mar-2011)
    But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

  • Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Gene manipulation produces common behaviors and provides model for testing drugs, expert says

  • Shar-Pei Dogs Shed Light on Human Fever Syndromes
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Same gene mutation may cause pooch's wrinkled skin, inflammatory disease in people: study

  • Gene Therapy May Help Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Experimental treatment linked to a decline in tremors; no serious side effects, small study finds

  • Home Genetic Tests May Need Doctor's Involvement: Report
    (10-Mar-2011)
    FDA will probably make determinations on a case-by-case basis, official says

  • Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

  • Home Genetic Tests May Need Doctor's Involvement: Report
    (10-Mar-2011)
    FDA will probably make determinations on a case-by-case basis, official says

  • Lost DNA May Have Made Us More Human
    (09-Mar-2011)
    The vanished snippets of genetic code may account for human's large brains, spineless penis, researchers say

  • FDA Weighs Pros, Cons of Home Genetic Testing
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Agency advisers, test manufacturers convene for two-day hearing

  • Genes May Affect Severity of Drug Addiction
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Finding may someday influence treatment decisions, researcher says

  • FDA Weighs Pros, Cons of Home Genetic Testing
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Agency advisers, test manufacturers convene for two-day hearing

  • Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk
    (07-Mar-2011)
    This doubles the number of regions implicated in atherosclerosis, the most common cause of death

  • Mix of Genetics and Stress Can Impair Mental Abilities
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Test scores worse for those with gene variation living in 'bad' neighborhood, researchers say

  • Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

  • Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

  • Scientists Link 'Sets' of Genetic Abnormalities to Autism Risk
    (01-Mar-2011)
    DNA analysis of more than 1,000 kids may one day lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Another Gene Behind Type 2 Diabetes
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Finding might someday lead to targeted treatment, researchers say

  • Scientists Link 'Sets' of Genetic Abnormalities to Autism Risk
    (01-Mar-2011)
    DNA analysis of more than 1,000 kids may one day lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

  • Dwarfism Mutation May Protect From Cancer, Diabetes
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Genetic variant that stunts growth may have health benefits, researchers suggest

  • Dwarfism Mutation May Protect From Cancer, Diabetes
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Genetic variant that stunts growth may have health benefits, researchers suggest

  • 'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

  • 'Pathway' Leading to Health Declines of Aging Identified
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Mouse study found malfunctioning ends of chromosomes cause host of age-related health problems

  • Mouse Study Suggests New Clues to Celiac Disease
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Retinoic acid might spur digestive disorder in those with genetic susceptibility

  • First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

  • Scientists ID Genetic Clues to Parkinson's
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Finding suggests DNA may play stronger role in disease than previously thought

  • Scientists ID Genetic Clues to Parkinson's
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Finding suggests DNA may play stronger role in disease than previously thought

  • Scientists Discover Rare Vascular Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    DNA analysis identifies ACDC, where calcification occurs in arteries of legs, feet

  • Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link

  • Orangutan Genomes Reveal Some Surprises
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Their remarkably stable DNA is more diverse than humans, researchers find

  • Spotting Gene Variants May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research zeroes in on patients with protection from drug-induced anemia

  • Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

  • Bedbugs Reveal Their Genetic Secrets in Lab Study
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Research could lead to better ways of killing these bloodthirsty pests, experts say

  • Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking
    (18-Jan-2011)
    In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

  • Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

  • Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

  • Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Biology drives people to find others with similar or complementary traits

  • Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows
    (15-Jan-2011)
    Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

  • Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows
    (15-Jan-2011)
    Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

  • Consumer Genetic Testing May Not Boost Users' Anxiety
    (12-Jan-2011)
    But experts note validity, usefulness of direct-to-consumer tests still in question

  • Consumer Genetic Testing May Not Boost Users' Anxiety
    (12-Jan-2011)
    But experts note validity, usefulness of direct-to-consumer tests still in question

  • Study Sheds Light on Genetic Risk of MS
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Women more likely than men to have a gene variation linked to the disease, researchers say

  • Genetic Tests May Help Track Unknown Criminals by Hair Color
    (05-Jan-2011)
    DNA from blood, sperm or saliva is 80% to 90% accurate, study shows

  • Family History of Alcoholism May Raise Obesity Risk
    (03-Jan-2011)
    People may substitute one addiction for another to satisfy brain's reward center, findings suggest

  • U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition
    (29-Dec-2010)
    Discovery may lead to better treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease

  • Genetic Trait May Predict Cocaine Sensitivity
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Whites with gene variant more susceptible to drug abuse, but further research needed, study finds

  • Scientists Spot DNA Linked With Dangerous Heart Rhythms
    (27-Dec-2010)
    The genes weren't suspected of playing role in heart's electrical activity

  • Gene Mutation Found in One of Four Cases of Deadly Brain Cancers
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Finding may one day help with targeted therapies for glioblastoma, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Suggests New Treatment Target for Specific Lymphoma
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Findings may one day aid patients with cancer subtype now marked by a low survival rate, study suggests

  • Gene Mutation Found in One of Four Cases of Deadly Brain Cancers
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Finding may one day help with targeted therapies for glioblastoma, researchers say

  • Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

  • Holidays With Clan Ideal for Investigating Family Health History
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Your doctor can use your detailed notes to see whether you need certain evaluations

  • Primate Immune System Differences Identified
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Research may also help explain why chimpanzees don't routinely develop AIDS after HIV exposure

  • Holidays With Clan Ideal for Investigating Family Health History
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Your doctor can use your detailed notes to see whether you need certain evaluations

  • Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling

  • Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Discovery of differences between pediatric, adult cancers may spur new treatments, scientists say

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development
    (15-Dec-2010)
    More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

  • Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

  • Genetic Research Sheds Light on Adrenal Gland Tumor Risk
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Scientists identify 13 new gene variations associated with one condition

  • Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk
    (10-Dec-2010)
    People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

  • Gene Tied to Inherited Form of Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Variant may cause 1 to 2 percent of familial cases of ALS, study finds

  • Gene Tied to Inherited Form of Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Variant may cause 1 to 2 percent of familial cases of ALS, study finds

  • Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Method involves sampling fetal DNA present in mother's blood

  • Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder: Study
    (06-Dec-2010)
    But one of 10 boys developed leukemia, possibly from treatment, researchers say

  • Infidelity Might Be in the Genes
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Study found dopamine receptor variant plays major role in sexual behavior

  • Gene Could Play Role in 'Intersex' Conditions
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Individuals can be biologically one sex, but display traits of the other, researchers explain

  • Genes Influence Vitamin D Levels, But Only in Winter: Study
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Twin study finds variations in summer due to lifestyle, environment

  • Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

  • Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

  • Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

  • Body's 'Clock' Gene May Play Role in Depression
    (18-Nov-2010)
    People with a history of the disorder seem to have more activity in that circadian rhythm gene

  • Body's 'Clock' Gene May Play Role in Depression
    (18-Nov-2010)
    People with a history of the disorder seem to have more activity in that circadian rhythm gene

  • British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

  • Rare, Severe Form of Morning Sickness Appears to Be Genetic
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Pregnant women have 17 times the risk if sister had hyperemesis gravidarum, study finds

  • Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice
    (16-Nov-2010)
    By turning off a genetic sequence, researchers said they raised the animals' HDL levels

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

  • Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%

  • Gene Variation Linked to Altruism
    (12-Nov-2010)
    People with this DNA twice as likely to donate to charity as those without it, researchers found

  • Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier
    (11-Nov-2010)
    If findings lead to reliable test, kidney failure might be prevented, researchers say

  • Gene Mutations Seem to Make a Leukemia More Deadly
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study found patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had the variant were more likely to die quickly

  • Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

  • Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

  • Common Foot Disorders Can Be Inherited, Research Shows
    (08-Nov-2010)
    High-arched feet and bunion deformity of big toe may be passed down over generations

  • Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Those missing chromosome 17 sequence about 14 times more likely to develop disorders

  • Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

  • Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Those missing chromosome 17 sequence about 14 times more likely to develop disorders

  • Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

  • Possible Genetic 'Switches' for Blood Sugar Control Detected
    (03-Nov-2010)
    But applications for diabetes years away, researchers say

  • Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions
    (03-Nov-2010)
    Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

  • Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Disorder causes non-cancerous brain tumors

  • Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

  • Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers
    (27-Oct-2010)
    For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

  • New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Contrary to previous research, some patients with KRAS gene mutation may benefit

  • How You Handle Lack of Sleep May Be in Your Genes
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Study found those with a variant linked to narcolepsy did worse than those without

  • Mosquito Evolution May Make It Harder to Fight Malaria: Study
    (24-Oct-2010)
    Two distinct species developing faster than expected, scientists say

  • Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

  • Genetics May Play Role in Vitamin E Levels
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Gene variants could dictate how well the nutrient is broken down, scientists say

  • Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

  • Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans
    (17-Oct-2010)
    Gene research might lead to drugs to preserve auditory function, study suggests

  • Genetics Linked to Raised Risk of Childhood Obesity
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Research adds to evidence that gene variations may affect kids' weight

  • Genetics Linked to Raised Risk of Childhood Obesity
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Research adds to evidence that gene variations may affect kids' weight

  • Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

  • Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

  • Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes
    (11-Oct-2010)
    However, environment and lifestyle still play key roles, experts say

  • Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

  • Do Your Genes Tilt You Toward Thrill-Seeking?
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Scientists have found a dozen mutations associated with the urge to do exciting things

  • New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD
    (04-Oct-2010)
    2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

  • Cancer May Run in Families of Young Breast Cancer Patients
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Risk higher for close relatives of women who develop disease before age 35, study finds

  • New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD
    (04-Oct-2010)
    2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

  • Hundreds of Genes May Influence Your Height
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Study debunks notion of a single 'short' or 'tall' determinant

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Researchers Create Molecule That Attacks Cancer Genes' 'Instruction Manual'
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Findings from cell, animal experiments may hold promise for rare, fatal cancer, researchers say

  • Genetic Glitch Tied to Disrupted Sperm Production
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Mutation could affect 4 percent of infertile men, experts say

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    (28-Sep-2010)
    It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    (28-Sep-2010)
    It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Gene Variations May Predict Severe Osteoarthritis
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Findings could lead to drug advances, researchers say

  • European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

  • Consumer Activists Want Modified Salmon to Be Labeled
    (22-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering; FDA decision on approval isn't expected for months

  • Consumer Activists Want Modified Salmon to Be Labeled
    (22-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering; FDA decision on approval isn't expected for months

  • European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

  • FDA Advisers Consider Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon
    (21-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

  • Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Shorter 'caps' on chromosomes prior to treatment predict higher odds of relapse, death, researchers find

  • FDA Advisers Consider Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon
    (21-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

  • Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

  • Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

  • FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon
    (20-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

  • FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon
    (20-Sep-2010)
    The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

  • Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But far more research is needed to know whether treatment is safe and effective, researcher cautions

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

  • Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But far more research is needed to know whether treatment is safe and effective, researcher cautions

  • Research Sheds Light on Why Autism Is More Prevalent in Boys
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Altered gene on males' X chromosome may be at least partly to blame, study finds

  • Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But far more research is needed to know whether treatment is safe and effective, researcher cautions

  • New On the Menu: Genetically Modified Salmon?
    (10-Sep-2010)
    FDA may approve fish that grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering

  • New On the Menu: Genetically Modified Salmon?
    (10-Sep-2010)
    FDA may approve fish that grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering

  • Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Other research suggests women who smoke while pregnant impair sons' fertility

  • 2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

  • Most Study Volunteers Seem Willing to Share Genetic Data
    (02-Sep-2010)
    But they want to be asked before info enters a national database, study finds

  • Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Two teams report on role chromosome 9 seems to play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Two teams report on role chromosome 9 seems to play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Active Lifestyle May Help Counter Obesity Genes
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Those with inherited susceptibility to overweight urged to get moving, researchers say

  • Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

  • Dog Gene Offers Clues to Rare Human Brain Disease
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Mutation may be similar in both species, study suggests

  • Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

  • Dog Gene Offers Clues to Rare Human Brain Disease
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Mutation may be similar in both species, study suggests

  • Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

  • New Migraine Gene Discovered
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Variant among the first associated with common types of this headache condition

  • Study Links Gene to Serious Eye Disease
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Researchers identify robust association between the two

  • Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian Disruptions
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Biological clock genes affected by too much alcohol, researchers report

  • Study Links Gene to Serious Eye Disease
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Researchers identify robust association between the two

  • Survival Rates Better for Certain Heart Transplant Patients
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Those who had procedure for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy did better long-term, study finds

  • Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed
    (23-Aug-2010)
    In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

  • Testing of Brothers May Boost Family's Prostate Cancer Rates
    (19-Aug-2010)
    Increased diagnostic activity may lead to siblings finding more early stage disease, study suggests

  • Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

  • Dogs' Features Set By a Handful of Genetic Regions: Study
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Finding may eventually help scientists better understand inherited physical traits in humans

  • Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

  • Ethicists Charge Doctor With Trying to Prevent Homosexuality in the Womb
    (06-Aug-2010)
    But Dr. Maria New and supporters say she's helping children avoid a rare congenital disorder

  • New Drug Studied for Hard-to-Treat Vascular Condition
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Clinical trials suggest icatibant safe, effective against life-threatening swelling of hereditary angioedema

  • A New Marker to Spot Aggressive Breast Cancers?
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Levels of a cellular protein seem to fall as tumor lethality rises, study finds

  • Genome Studies Point to Cholesterol-Regulating Genes
    (04-Aug-2010)
    But researchers caution any possible clinical application is many years away

  • Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism Patients
    (02-Aug-2010)
    In finding that points to genetic influences, family members were more likely to have these differences

  • Genetic Tests Marketed to Consumers Can Be Dangerously Misleading
    (30-Jul-2010)
    People eager to be screened should see a qualified genetic counselor first, experts warn

  • Genetic Tests Marketed to Consumers Can Be Dangerously Misleading
    (30-Jul-2010)
    People eager to be screened should see a qualified genetic counselor first, experts warn

  • When Others Drink, Your Genes May Lead You to Join Them
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Specific DNA seems to trigger response to social drinking cues, study finds

  • Research Illuminates How the Human Neck Developed
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Using genetics, scientists discovered anatomical changes that helped the brain advance in people

  • Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

  • For Some Female Birds, Infidelity Boosts Offspring's Survival
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Seychelles warblers pair up for life, but females often go elsewhere to sire their young, research shows

  • Alaskan Sled Dog Has Own Genetic 'Signature'
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds it has endurance of Huskies and Malamutes, with work ethic of an Australian Shepherd

  • Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise With 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Researchers report some success 10 years after treatment, although some patients developed cancer

  • Cigarette Smoke May Up Cancer Risk By Interfering With Genes
    (19-Jul-2010)
    'Entire networks of gene interaction' affected by such exposure, researchers find

  • Cigarette Smoke May Up Cancer Risk By Interfering With Genes
    (19-Jul-2010)
    'Entire networks of gene interaction' affected by such exposure, researchers find

  • Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

  • Human Sperm Gene Hasn't Changed for 600 Million Years
    (15-Jul-2010)
    This DNA is shared across species and seems 'so important it can't change,' researcher says

  • Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

  • New Clues to How Cancer Patients' Genes Influence Treatment
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Major study is already confirming links between certain therapies and specific DNA, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Obesity May Also Raise Dementia Risk
    (13-Jul-2010)
    But finding is early and needs to be replicated in other research, experts say

  • Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

  • Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • Shorter Telomere Length Again Linked to Cancer
    (06-Jul-2010)
    European research adds to understanding of biology of cancer, expert says

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Raise Men's Risk, Too
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Males with faulty BRCA2 have 1 in 12 chance of the illness by age 80, study finds

  • Shorter Telomere Length Again Linked to Cancer
    (06-Jul-2010)
    European research adds to understanding of biology of cancer, expert says

  • Scientists Make Immune Cells in Mice That Fight Off HIV
    (02-Jul-2010)
    But it will be years until this gene therapy is tested in humans, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Variant could spur excess white blood cells, researchers speculate

  • Tibetans' Adaptation to High Altitudes Took Only 3,000 Years: Study
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Scientist calls transition 'the fastest genetic change observed in humans'

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Tie to Brain Development
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Finding may help in disease research, treatment and more, scientist says

  • Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Variant could spur excess white blood cells, researchers speculate

  • Tibetans' Adaptation to High Altitudes Took Only 3,000 Years: Study
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Scientist calls transition 'the fastest genetic change observed in humans'

  • Scientists Spot Gene Variants That Predict Longevity
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Grouping determined whether person lived to 100 with 77% accuracy

  • Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

  • Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

  • Smoking May Boost Risk of Certain Colon Cancers
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Lighting up seems to cause gene mutations in older women that lead to disease, study finds

  • More Genes Implicated in Type 2 Diabetes
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Seem to be involved with insulin-making cells, insulin performance, scientists say

  • Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

  • Virus Plus Gene Mutation Spurs Crohn's Disease in Mice
    (24-Jun-2010)
    The finding gives another clue to the gut disorder's origins

  • Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

  • Virus Plus Gene Mutation Spurs Crohn's Disease in Mice
    (24-Jun-2010)
    The finding gives another clue to the gut disorder's origins

  • Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse
    (22-Jun-2010)
    But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

  • Genome for Human Body Lice Unlocked
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Understanding the parasite could lead to better control measures, scientists say

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Rare, Inherited Bone Disorder
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Finding may help determine the genetic basis of other diseases, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Offers Clues to Tamoxifen-Blood Clot Link
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Women who developed embolism during cancer treatment more likely to have variant, study shows

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Rare, Inherited Bone Disorder
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Finding may help determine the genetic basis of other diseases, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Offers Clues to Tamoxifen-Blood Clot Link
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Women who developed embolism during cancer treatment more likely to have variant, study shows

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Autoimmune Disorders
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Rare variant may lead immune system to attack healthy cells, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Autoimmune Disorders
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Rare variant may lead immune system to attack healthy cells, study finds

  • Gene Therapy for HIV Inches Forward
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Viable treatment is still a long way off, researchers say

  • Common Birth Defect Likely Inherited
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Pyloric stenosis renders babies unable to pass food through intestine, researchers explain

  • Common Birth Defect Likely Inherited
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Pyloric stenosis renders babies unable to pass food through intestine, researchers explain

  • Genetics, Insecticides Might Contribute to Parkinson's
    (14-Jun-2010)
    French study found combination raised risk of movement disorder in men

  • Scientists Spot More Genes Related to Alzheimer's
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Finding might one day lead to new targets, treatments, researcher says

  • Success of Hepatitis C Drugs May Depend on Gene Variant
    (13-Jun-2010)
    Researchers hope to identify patients for whom treatment will be ineffective

  • Success of Hepatitis C Drugs May Depend on Gene Variant
    (13-Jun-2010)
    Researchers hope to identify patients for whom treatment will be ineffective

  • Least Healthy More Apt to Think Genes Explain Disease Risk
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Survey also found these people were not as interested in information on lifestyle changes

  • New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

  • Genes May Be a Source of Vitamin D Deficiency
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Analysis found particular genotype that doubled risk

  • New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

  • Gene Copy Aberrations May Help Drive Autism
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Too many, too few copies a hallmark of autistic people's genomes, study finds

  • Genetics Linked to Gambling Problems in Both Genders
    (07-Jun-2010)
    More research needed to find specific genes, study authors say

  • Jews Around the World Linked by Common Genetic Ancestry
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Traits date back several millennia and may help trace inherited links to many diseases, researchers say

  • Jews Around the World Linked by Common Genetic Ancestry
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Traits date back several millennia and may help trace inherited links to many diseases, researchers say

  • Lifestyle Doesn't Influence Genetic Risks in Breast Cancer
    (02-Jun-2010)
    No evidence that known gene mutations interact with environmental factors, researchers say

  • Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
    (28-May-2010)
    Exercise 3 days per week may slow cell aging, research suggests

  • Genes' Link to Certain Cancers Questioned
    (27-May-2010)
    Because of their small size, studies tying genes to common tumors may be invalid, researchers say

  • Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes
    (27-May-2010)
    Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Congenital Heart Disease
    (26-May-2010)
    Discovery may lead to better treatments down the road, researchers say

  • Single Lung Tumor Contains 50,000 Mutations
    (26-May-2010)
    Finding throws monkey wrench into idea of individualized therapies, experts say

  • Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Linked to Gene Change
    (25-May-2010)
    Certain variants make it more likely babies will acquire the AIDS-causing virus, researchers say

  • Lumizyme Approved for Non-Infantile Pompe Disease
    (25-May-2010)
    A rare genetic disorder

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer
    (21-May-2010)
    Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy
    (21-May-2010)
    Small study found technique restored some muscle function for months

  • IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers
    (21-May-2010)
    In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy
    (21-May-2010)
    Small study found technique restored some muscle function for months

  • Gene Therapy Might Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (21-May-2010)
    Chemo clears way for transplanted cells to help children develop immune systems

  • Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows
    (20-May-2010)
    Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

  • Scientists Map Genetic Codes of Human Microbes
    (20-May-2010)
    First 178 of countless bacteria that live inside every person that team plans to sequence

  • New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (18-May-2010)
    Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

  • Lung Disease Can Be Genetic Even Without Family History
    (17-May-2010)
    Finding could pave way for tests that predict the illness, researchers say

  • Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

  • Walgreens Postpones Plans to Sell Do-It-Yourself Genetic Test
    (13-May-2010)
    FDA challenged legality of product; experts worry consumers aren't ready for such information

  • Small Changes in Two Genes May Trigger Breast Cancer
    (13-May-2010)
    Testing for genetic variations might reveal women most at risk, researchers say

  • Walgreens Postpones Plans to Sell Do-It-Yourself Genetic Test
    (13-May-2010)
    FDA challenged legality of product; experts worry consumers aren't ready for such information

  • Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

  • New Alzheimer's Risk Genes Identified
    (11-May-2010)
    Finding could lead to future treatments, researchers say

  • Genetic Variants Tied to MS, Study Finds
    (10-May-2010)
    Study of Sardinians confirms previous research done in mice

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Can Have Family Ties
    (10-May-2010)
    Risk rises if parent, sibling has the movement disorder, study shows

  • Gene Mutation Links Sporadic and Inherited ALS Cases
    (07-May-2010)
    Researcher calls finding a 'game changer' for advancement of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapy

  • Three Genes Linked to Variations in Eye Color
    (07-May-2010)
    Findings could help advance criminal investigations, researcher says

  • Gene Mutation Links Sporadic and Inherited ALS Cases
    (07-May-2010)
    Researcher calls finding a 'game changer' for advancement of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapy

  • Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes
    (07-May-2010)
    These classifications can help explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert says

  • Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome
    (06-May-2010)
    MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

  • Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain
    (06-May-2010)
    Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

  • Scientists Map Neanderthal Genome
    (06-May-2010)
    Shared genes point to interbreeding with modern humans

  • Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain
    (06-May-2010)
    Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

  • Scientists Unravel Secret of HIV Resistance
    (05-May-2010)
    Gene that strengthens immune system may someday lead to vaccine, researchers say

  • Getting Closer to Cause of Tourette Syndrome
    (05-May-2010)
    Finding hints at new treatments for the disorder that causes verbal and motor tics

  • Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET
    (03-May-2010)
    That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

  • Genome Scan Gives Man Insight Into Future Health Risks
    (30-Apr-2010)
    'We're at the dawn of a new age in genomics,' researcher says

  • Scientists Find Cause of Involuntary Mirror Movements
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Gene mutation impacts how the brain communicates with limbs, researcher says

  • Mere Sight of Sick Person May Boost Immune System
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Slideshow of ill people triggered greater response than pictures of gun-wielding men

  • Severe Morning Sickness Passed From Moms to Daughters
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Debilitating condition can sometimes require hospitalization, experts point out

  • Twins Study Points to Environmental Cause for MS
    (28-Apr-2010)
    With near-identical DNA, why does one twin get the illness while the other does not?

  • Breakthrough in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer
    (28-Apr-2010)
    New way to predict spread could avoid overly aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Ataluren being tested in humans with several diseases caused by genetic mutations

  • Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Ataluren being tested in humans with several diseases caused by genetic mutations

  • Study Makes Strides in Understanding Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Findings may lead to development of screening tests for early detection

  • Smoking May Be in Your Genes
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Findings may someday help in development of prevention efforts, experts say

  • Skin Condition Vitiligo Tied to Immune System Dysfunction
    (21-Apr-2010)
    Illness involving white patches shares genes with other autoimmune disorders, study confirms

  • Gene-Targeted Therapy Might Help Prevent Paralysis
    (21-Apr-2010)
    In rats, approach minimized dangerous bleeding around spinal cord

  • Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Study links ingredient to repression of genes responsible for inflammation

  • Meat Lovers Face Greater Risk of Bladder Cancer
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Red meat, pork and bacon, when cooked at high temperatures, are worst offenders, study shows

  • Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Study found multivitamins, calcium tablets had protective effect

  • Gene Variant Linked to Thinking Skills in Elderly
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Discovery may lead to new treatments for age-related memory loss, research suggests

  • Matching Tumor Types to Drugs Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
    (19-Apr-2010)
    First such trial finds better control of disease when chemo is targeted to specific 'molecular signatures'

  • Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer
    (19-Apr-2010)
    But first drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer side effects, study finds

  • Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

  • Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

  • Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

  • New Alzheimer's Gene Identified
    (14-Apr-2010)
    People with variant have almost double the risk of developing dementia, study finds

  • Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

  • Study Offers Insights Into Male Pattern Baldness
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Finding could lead to better treatment for hair loss conditions, experts say

  • Genome Sequencing Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Findings could lead to development of more targeted treatments, researcher says

  • Gene Variant May Raise Risk of Common Eye Disease
    (12-Apr-2010)
    'Good' cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration, studies show

  • Single Genetic Factor Key to Cardiovascular System
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Finding could lead to treatment for heart failure, aortic aneurysm, researchers say

  • Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (07-Apr-2010)
    And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

  • Smoking May Boost MS Risk in Some
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Those with high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies double their chances if they smoke, study found

  • Science Reveals Secrets of Animals' Spots, Stripes
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Research in fruit fly gives insight into patterns, coloring for species generally

  • Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

  • Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Younger women with diagnosis should consider genetic testing, experts say

  • Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

  • Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

  • Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'
    (05-Apr-2010)
    DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

  • Parkinson's Linked to Genetic Mutation
    (02-Apr-2010)
    In mice, researchers see tie-in to tremors and other motor problems

  • New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

  • Inactivating Gene May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Findings in mice could hold promise for women at increased risk

  • Human Genome Turns 10
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Scientists reflect on fruits of mapping the genetic blueprint for humans

  • Human Genome Turns 10
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Scientists reflect on fruits of mapping the genetic blueprint for humans

  • Human Genome Turns 10
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Scientists reflect on fruits of mapping the genetic blueprint for humans

  • Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

  • Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

  • New Down Syndrome Theory Emerges
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Findings could open new avenues of treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Holds Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Rejuvenation
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could pave way for advances in cancer and aging research, report suggests

  • Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

  • Gene-Targeted Cancer Fix Could Be a Breakthrough
    (22-Mar-2010)
    For first time in humans, scientists used RNA to stop production of protein driving malignancy

  • Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
    (18-Mar-2010)
    The nutrient could help those at genetic risk for the growths, study finds

  • Review Faults Usefulness of Gene Expression Signatures
    (18-Mar-2010)
    For lung cancer, studies to date have too many flaws, researchers say

  • Gene Sequences May Make You Unique
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Focusing on genes alone will yield incomplete picture, scientists say

  • Carbaglu Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Causes elevated ammonia in blood

  • Newer Genetic Info Adds Little to Predicting Breast Cancer
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Data on lesser known variants didn't improve powers of standard risk model

  • Who's Been Using My Keyboard? Check the Germ Trail
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Study shows new type of 'fingerprint' could become identification tool

  • DNA Test May Cut Hospitalizations Caused by Blood Thinner
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Determining sensitivity can prevent bleeding, clotting problems, study shows

  • Newer Genetic Test for Autism More Effective
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study finds chromosomal microarray analysis detects more abnormalities

  • Newer Genetic Test for Autism More Effective
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study finds chromosomal microarray analysis detects more abnormalities

  • Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure
    (15-Mar-2010)
    The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

  • Medicine's Future Could Lie in Each Patient's Genome
    (11-Mar-2010)
    In two studies, scientists quickly scanned individuals' DNA to get at causes of disease

  • Entire Family Genome Sequenced for First Time
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Children receive 30 mutations from each parent, researchers find

  • Gene Mutations Identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Researcher's personal genome used to study neurological disorder

  • Entire Family Genome Sequenced for First Time
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Children receive 30 mutations from each parent, researchers find

  • Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

  • Stroke Risk Runs in the Family
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Study found if parent had brain attack by 65, chances of same quadrupled for their children

  • Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

  • Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity
    (07-Mar-2010)
    It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

  • Gene Sequencing Yields Picture of Human Gut
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Researchers identify 160 different species of bacteria

  • A Cheek Swab to Choose Your Diet Plan?
    (03-Mar-2010)
    DNA test may be able to tell which diet would work best for you, study suggests

  • Cluster of Genes Tied to Alcoholism
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Finding part of ongoing research to determine how they affect risk in people

  • Replacement Therapy Approved for Gaucher Disease
    (26-Feb-2010)
    A rare genetic disorder

  • Small Dogs Traced Back to Middle Eastern Wolf
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Gene suggests that domestication began 12,000 years ago, researchers say

  • Genes Behind Tooth Development Discovered
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Scientists say they affect appearance of first one, number of teeth in first year

  • Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism
    (25-Feb-2010)
    Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

  • Trouble Recognizing Faces Could Be Genetic
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Twin study sheds light on brain mechanism related to processing images

  • Trouble Recognizing Faces Could Be Genetic
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Twin study sheds light on brain mechanism related to processing images

  • Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Finding may explain higher incidence among blacks than whites

  • Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIV
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Early findings suggest it could work, but application remains years away

  • Long-Distance Runners May Have Endurance in Their Genes
    (18-Feb-2010)
    'Some of us are truly born to run,' researcher says

  • Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Discovery could help doctors track course of disease, treatment response

  • Added Drug Aids MS Treatment
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Multi-center study shows daclizumab reduces disease activity when added to interferon beta

  • King Tut's Demise Gets New Explanation
    (16-Feb-2010)
    DNA, radiological evidence suggest broken leg, malaria and genetic disorder all contributed

  • Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

  • King Tut's Demise Gets New Explanation
    (16-Feb-2010)
    DNA, radiological evidence suggest broken leg, malaria and genetic disorder all contributed

  • Advance Toward Test for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Scientists find gene that drives tumor spread, say it could be target for screening

  • Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Finding could lead to new vaccines, treatments, researchers say

  • First Gene Variants Linked to Stuttering Discovered
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say finding could lead to better therapies, earlier intervention

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids May Have Genetic Cause
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Future treatments might come in the form of a throat spray, researchers say

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids May Have Genetic Cause
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Future treatments might come in the form of a throat spray, researchers say

  • Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

  • Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

  • Stem Cell Research Makes Another Advance
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Using a new method, scientists reprogram adult cells to develop into myriad cell types

  • Genome Mapped for Type 2 Diabetes
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Finding may further understanding of common diseases, researchers say

  • Genes May Influence Preterm Births
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

  • 'Gene Doping' May Be Next Wave of Sports Tampering
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Genetic manipulation may soon become a hard-to-detect way for athletes to cheat, researchers say

  • Very Obese People May Be Missing Genes
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Study adds to theories linking obesity and DNA

  • Very Obese People May Be Missing Genes
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Study adds to theories linking obesity and DNA

  • Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

  • Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Findings could lead to more effective, less toxic treatments, researchers say

  • Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Findings could lead to more effective, less toxic treatments, researchers say

  • Genes, Diet Offer New Clues to Parkinson's Disease
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Interaction between genetics, environment may play role in onset, research suggests

  • Scientists Find Way to Track Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Genome sequencing may help prevent future epidemics

  • Discovery Links Genes to Pancreatic Cancer
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Researchers must still determine how to use the data to reduce risk

  • Gene Variation May Speed Recurrence of Stomach Cancer
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Disease returned three times sooner in study participants with inherited trait

  • Environment Crucial to Boosting Child's Reading Skills
    (22-Jan-2010)
    While genes matter, teacher/parent input is key, researchers find

  • Gene Variation May Speed Recurrence of Stomach Cancer
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Disease returned three times sooner in study participants with inherited trait

  • Genetics Used to Track Transmission of MRSA Bacteria
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Method could help fight this and other dangerous infections, scientists say

  • Genetics Used to Track Transmission of MRSA Bacteria
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Method could help fight this and other dangerous infections, scientists say

  • New Gene ID'd in Brittle Bone Disease
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Discovery may shed light on origin of osteogenesis imperfecta, researchers say

  • New Gene ID'd in Brittle Bone Disease
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Discovery may shed light on origin of osteogenesis imperfecta, researchers say

  • In Europe, Most Men Can Trace Roots to Near East Migrants
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Examination of Y chromosome lineage reveals farming influence

  • Mouse Study May Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Gene mutation in mice causes problems similar to MS in humans, findings show

  • Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

  • Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

  • In Europe, Most Men Can Trace Roots to Near East Migrants
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Examination of Y chromosome lineage reveals farming influence

  • Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

  • Newly Identified Gene Variants Linked to Diabetes
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Discovery could lead to new type 2 treatments, researchers say

  • No Sign of Superbugs in Isolated Polar Bears
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Findings suggest humans are cause for antibiotic resistance in animals

  • Migraine, Depression May Have Genetic Link
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Study found those who had migraines more likely to suffer depression

  • Strides Made in Lung Cancer Treatment
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Genetic testing, biomarkers finally giving clues to elusive disease, experts report

  • Males' Y Chromosome Not in Decline
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Countering common belief, study shows rapid genetic change in both humans and chimpanzees

  • Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (12-Jan-2010)
    Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

  • Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Variant could be used to guide treatment, researchers suggest

  • Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

  • Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Variant could be used to guide treatment, researchers suggest

  • Streamlined Stem Cell Procedure May Speed Up Research
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Approach could 'open up the whole embryonic stem cell field,' scientist says

  • Streamlined Stem Cell Procedure May Speed Up Research
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Approach could 'open up the whole embryonic stem cell field,' scientist says

  • Genetic Clues May Point to Better Lymphoma Treatments
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Findings could help those with a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers say

  • Stem Cells Likely to Help Genetic Disorders First
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Drugs developed without animal testing could be one result, some predict

  • Stem Cells Likely to Help Genetic Disorders First
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Drugs developed without animal testing could be one result, some predict

  • Fat Hormone Controls Gene Linked to Diabetes
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Gene known to dampen blood sugar disease, researchers say

  • Genes May Put Black Americans at Risk for Diabetes
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Glucose metabolism appears to vary by race, research shows

  • Clues to Cancer That Could Wipe Out Tasmanian Devils
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Researchers are working on genetic puzzle to try to save the mammals

  • Twins Provide Clues to Lupus
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Study shows lifestyle differences could explain why only one sibling affected

  • Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Have Originated in Gut
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Germ linked to tooth decay evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say

  • Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

  • Scientists Find Molecular Switch Related to Huntington's
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Mouse study holds promise for humans with hereditary disease

  • Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

  • Scientists Find Molecular Switch Related to Huntington's
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Mouse study holds promise for humans with hereditary disease

  • Two Genes Work in Tandem to Spur Deadliest Brain Cancer
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Scientists discover the duo turns on hundreds of other genes that help disease spread

  • Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Children's Asthma
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Scientists find 2nd piece of DNA tied to the respiratory illness, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2009)
    In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

  • Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Though it helps ID early breast cancer, 42 percent in study declined free test

  • Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2009)
    In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

  • Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction May Share Genes
    (18-Dec-2009)
    But that doesn't predestine anyone to abuse either, researchers say

  • Leprosy Genes Identified
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Scientists pinpoint seven that increase susceptibility to disease

  • Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

  • Contributors to Heart Failure Identified
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Twelve variants seen in one gene, researchers say

  • 'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

  • Contributors to Heart Failure Identified
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Twelve variants seen in one gene, researchers say

  • 'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

  • Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

  • New Hope for Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Deletion of key gene could help nerve fibers regenerate, researchers say

  • New DNA Test Could Speed Time to Sepsis Diagnosis
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Method saves an average 18 hours over conventional blood culture, research shows

  • Genetic Test May Someday Help Spot Breast Cancer
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Positioning of genes could aid in detecting whether cells are cancerous, experts say

  • AIDS May Date Back to Ancient Tiger
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Researchers find signs of feline DNA in virus

  • Vitamin D May Be Tied to Heart Disease Via Genes
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Finding could aid in eventual development of screening test, researcher says

  • Sperm Gene May Cause Men's Longevity Disadvantage
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Mouse study suggests the gene could be linked to life span in males

  • Gene 'Signature' May Point to Lung Cancer
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Discovery could aid in development of simple screening test, expert says

  • Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
    (30-Nov-2009)
    In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults

  • Bipolar Disorder May Be Tied to Body Clock
    (27-Nov-2009)
    Study finds gene variation believed to affect circadian rhythm

  • Missing Gene Tied to Bone Marrow Transplant Problems
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Variation can cause donated cells to attack recipient's tissue, study finds

  • Genetic Variant Slows AIDS Progression
    (23-Nov-2009)
    HIV patients who have it take longer to get sick, study finds

  • Families Could Benefit From Gene Tests in Sudden Cardiac Death Victims
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Identifying mutation in deceased cuts costs for evaluating risk in relatives, study shows

  • Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

  • Families Could Benefit From Gene Tests in Sudden Cardiac Death Victims
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Identifying mutation in deceased cuts costs for evaluating risk in relatives, study shows

  • Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health
    (16-Nov-2009)
    When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Brings New Muscle to Monkeys
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Finding holds hope of better treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Brings New Muscle to Monkeys
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Finding holds hope of better treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

  • Firm Says Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Is Possible
    (05-Nov-2009)
    10,000 human genomes could be sequenced next year, company says

  • Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

  • Genes Linked to 'Pot' Belly
    (05-Nov-2009)
    And excess consumption of saturated fats raises obesity risk, researchers find

  • Complete Horse Genome Sequence Revealed
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Findings could aid understanding of human diseases, scientists say

  • Firm Says Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Is Possible
    (05-Nov-2009)
    10,000 human genomes could be sequenced next year, company says

  • Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

  • Firm Says Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Is Possible
    (05-Nov-2009)
    10,000 human genomes could be sequenced next year, company says

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Mutation is tied to a protein implicated in rare form of bowel disorder, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure Likely in Alzheimer's Offspring
    (02-Nov-2009)
    And hypertension could contribute to developing the brain disease, study finds

  • Is There a 'Bad Driver' Gene?
    (29-Oct-2009)
    1 in 3 people have DNA that may make things tougher behind the wheel, researchers say

  • Stem Cells Coaxed to Make Precursors to Egg, Sperm
    (28-Oct-2009)
    In long term, advance may lead to better fertility treatments, experts say

  • Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Small studies found two mutations in women who had recurring episodes

  • Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Severe Hereditary Eye Disease
    (24-Oct-2009)
    Youngest patients have best chance at some visual recovery, research suggests

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Severe Hereditary Eye Disease
    (24-Oct-2009)
    Youngest patients have best chance at some visual recovery, research suggests

  • Anesthesia, Exertional Heat Deaths May Be Linked
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Malignant hyperthermia occurs with extreme exercise, not just surgery, researchers find

  • Scientists Discover Gene Key to Human Speech
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Special region found only in people offers clues to language development

  • Some Parts of Human Genome Get Lost
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Technology allows scientists to spot non-essential DNA base pairs

  • Some Parts of Human Genome Get Lost
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Technology allows scientists to spot non-essential DNA base pairs

  • Less Sensitivity to Hormone May Play Role in Autism
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Treatment with oxytocin might improve social interaction, researchers say

  • Gene Behind Gaucher Disease a Player in Parkinson's
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Finding from worldwide study could one day lead to new treatments

  • Sex With a Partner Makes Evolutionary Sense: Study
    (21-Oct-2009)
    In worm model, genes gained from two parents helped offspring thrive, study shows

  • Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Risks for breaks rise if a brother or sister has heart failure or stroke, study finds

  • Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome
    (16-Oct-2009)
    The information may help accelerate research into diseases and treatments, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

  • Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

  • Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome
    (16-Oct-2009)
    The information may help accelerate research into diseases and treatments, experts say

  • Are Commercial Genetic Tests Worth Taking?
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Experts cautious about validity, usefulness of some on the market

  • Are Commercial Genetic Tests Worth Taking?
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Experts cautious about validity, usefulness of some on the market

  • Side Effects in Statin Users Linked to Gene Mutation
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Finding may help tailor treatments to keep patients from stopping meds, researcher says

  • Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
    (14-Oct-2009)
    It may be possible to stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests

  • Gene Mutation May Speed Learning
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

  • A Gene Tweak Could Keep Heart Young
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Suppressing it improved cardiac function in aging mice, scientists report

  • Gene Mutation May Speed Learning
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

  • Berinert Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
    (12-Oct-2009)
    To treats symptoms of hereditary angiodema

  • A Gene Tweak Could Keep Heart Young
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Suppressing it improved cardiac function in aging mice, scientists report

  • New Technology Shows Human Genome in 3-D
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Technique lets researchers see how and where DNA fits into cells

  • New Technology Shows Human Genome in 3-D
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Technique lets researchers see how and where DNA fits into cells

  • New Way to Make Stem Cells?
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Chemicals can do the work previously handled by genes, researchers find

  • Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

  • Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

  • Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

  • Gene Test Might Predict Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
    (06-Oct-2009)
    The breast cancer drug works better depending on particular DNA, study suggests

  • Gene Discovery May Advance Head and Neck Cancer Therapy
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Expanded list of genetic links might improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery May Advance Head and Neck Cancer Therapy
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Expanded list of genetic links might improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

  • Glaucoma Tied to Gene Variants in Blacks
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Findings could lead to new treatments or even a cure, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests

  • Insulin-Linked Genes Tied to Body's Internal Clock
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Discovery could shed light on conditions related to sleep-wake cycle

  • For the Color Blind, a Ray of Hope
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Researchers use gene therapy to restore color perception in monkeys

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Routine Testing Would Improve Herceptin Use in Breast Cancer
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Targeted drug therapy often doesn't reach the right patients, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Gene Affects Brains of Young Adults
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Finding might help predict who's susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Discovery May Pave Way to Better Diabetes Care
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Newly discovered gene affects insulin resistance, study finds

  • Two Genes May Determine How Well MS Patients Do
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Study in mice provides clues to variations in disease progression

  • Deep Sea Microbes Shed Light on Human Biology
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Scientists determine structure of enzymes involved in making ribosomes

  • Environment May Play Role in Racial Health Disparities
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Society affects biology, researchers say

  • Trio of Gene Variants Discovered That May Raise Alzheimer's Risk
    (06-Sep-2009)
    Study suggests they're implicated in clearance of amyloid plaque from brain

  • Scientists Turn Off 'Obesity Switch' in Mice
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Deleted gene allows rodents to eat high-fat diet and stay thin, research shows

  • Scientists Turn Off 'Obesity Switch' in Mice
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Deleted gene allows rodents to eat high-fat diet and stay thin, research shows

  • New Technique Offers Hope for Kids With Immune Deficiency
    (02-Sep-2009)
    Stem-cell transplant without chemo can help avoid treatment toxicity, research shows

  • Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Higher for Blacks
    (02-Sep-2009)
    Accounting for risk factors made no difference in disparity, researchers find

  • Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

  • Genetic Clues May Lead to New Skin Cancer Therapies
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Mutant genes linked to melanoma could be targets for treatment, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer Stopped in Its Tracks in Swiss Study
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Gene-based treatment could block tumors, prevent recurrence, researchers say

  • Benji, Marley or Bo: Three Genes Dictate Dog's Coat
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Findings could have implications for study of human genetics and disease

  • Benji, Marley or Bo: Three Genes Dictate Dog's Coat
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Findings could have implications for study of human genetics and disease

  • Gene 'Fix' in Egg Prevents Inherited Diseases in Monkeys
    (26-Aug-2009)
    But the technique is bound to be controversial if tried in humans, experts warn

  • Gene 'Fix' in Egg Prevents Inherited Diseases in Monkeys
    (26-Aug-2009)
    But the technique is bound to be controversial if tried in humans, experts warn

  • Gene Linked to Inherited Kidney Disease Found
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Researchers already testing potential treatment

  • Gene Linked to Inherited Kidney Disease Found
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Researchers already testing potential treatment

  • Gene Mutation Improves Response to Lung Cancer Drug
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Finding supports worthiness of genetic screening

  • New Drug Approved for Gaucher Disease
    (18-Aug-2009)
    An inherited metabolic disorder

  • Genetic Discovery May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Finding will help predict patient response to therapy, researchers say

  • Genetic Discovery May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Finding will help predict patient response to therapy, researchers say

  • Genetic Discovery May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Finding will help predict patient response to therapy, researchers say

  • They Snooze Less, But They Don't Lose
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Genetic mutation could explain why some function fine on six hours a night

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope Against Inherited Blindness
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Injection under retina may allow increased light sensitivity, research suggests

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope Against Inherited Blindness
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Injection under retina may allow increased light sensitivity, research suggests

  • Gene Therapy Offers Hope Against Inherited Blindness
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Injection under retina may allow increased light sensitivity, research suggests

  • Genome Sequencing Gets More Affordable
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Stanford researcher says he completed the task for $50,000

  • Genome Sequencing Gets More Affordable
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Stanford researcher says he completed the task for $50,000

  • Genome Sequencing Gets More Affordable
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Stanford researcher says he completed the task for $50,000

  • New Genetic Link Suspected for Muscular Dystrophy
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Small study finds that mutation may lead to protein deficiency

  • Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

  • Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state

  • Genome of Leukemia Patient Reveals Common Mutations
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Findings could help scientists understand genetic basis of cancer

  • Scientists Decode HIV Genome
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Epilepsy in Mice
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Blocking bad gene kept disease from being passed to offspring

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Epilepsy in Mice
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Blocking bad gene kept disease from being passed to offspring

  • Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk
    (03-Aug-2009)
    New findings are consistent with previous research

  • Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Could help advance understanding of this vision-robbing disease

  • Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Dachshunds, corgis and others may trace their height to an evolutionary event

  • Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Dachshunds, corgis and others may trace their height to an evolutionary event

  • 'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests

  • Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Discovery paves way for better therapies for some blood cancer patients, experts say

  • Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Discovery paves way for better therapies for some blood cancer patients, experts say

  • Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

  • Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

  • Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits

  • Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Findings could lead to better therapies for severe forms of the disease

  • Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure
    (20-Jul-2009)
    'Sox17' gene could further pancreatic research, study suggests

  • Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle
    (20-Jul-2009)
    In lab study, re-engineered cells show promise for cardiac treatment

  • New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say

  • Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Delay in diagnosis could be prevented with better screening, study finds

  • Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Delay in diagnosis could be prevented with better screening, study finds

  • Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Gene, brain activity may determine child's temperament, study finds

  • Male Sex Chromosome on Its Way Out: Study
    (17-Jul-2009)
    But researchers believe a replacement will take over

  • Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Could be targets for new treatments, researchers say

  • Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Family bonds, dedicated scientists set their sights on the bone malignancy chordoma

  • Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Family bonds, dedicated scientists set their sights on the bone malignancy chordoma

  • Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment
    (16-Jul-2009)
    When it comes to drinking and acting out, genes alone aren't destiny, study finds

  • Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age
    (14-Jul-2009)
    New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

  • Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth
    (14-Jul-2009)
    Discovery could help change disease from fatal to chronic, researcher says

  • Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimer's Onset
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Discovery of TOMM40 adds to understanding of disease development

  • Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimer's Onset
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Discovery of TOMM40 adds to understanding of disease development

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Health Tip: Your Family Has a Medical History
    (09-Jul-2009)
    How it may affect your health

  • Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments

  • Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment
    (08-Jul-2009)
    In small study, some patients had their hearing restored

  • Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments

  • Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Might help those with advanced disease buy time until transplant, study shows

  • Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say

  • Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread
    (03-Jul-2009)
    Researchers express hope that finding will lead to treatments

  • C-Section Stress Could Alter Baby's Immune Cells
    (02-Jul-2009)
    And that might raise odds for diabetes, asthma later on, researchers say

  • Another Genetic Link to Testicular Cancer Is Found
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Discovery may help explain why disease runs in families

  • Possible Gene Regions for Schizophrenia Located
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Immune function genes also in the same area, researchers say

  • Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Lung cancer assessment allays some concerns about how patients interpret results, researchers say

  • Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Finding could help advance autism research in humans

  • Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

  • Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

  • New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

  • Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Lab tests find cannabis even more toxic than tobacco

  • Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer
    (18-Jun-2009)
    If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say

  • Boys May Feel a Genetic Pull Toward Gangs
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Presence of a 'warrior gene' variant ups violence inclination, study finds

  • Boys May Feel a Genetic Pull Toward Gangs
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Presence of a 'warrior gene' variant ups violence inclination, study finds

  • Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Finding sheds light on cause of lethal cancer, expert says

  • Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

  • Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

  • Strides Made in Hemophilia Research
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

  • Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding
    (16-Jun-2009)
    But stressful life events can trigger the condition, researchers say

  • No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says

  • Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding
    (16-Jun-2009)
    But stressful life events can trigger the condition, researchers say

  • Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

  • Strides Made in Hemophilia Research
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

  • Dad's Genes May Play Greater Role Than Thought
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Data on 'packaging' in sperm cells may also help assess infertility

  • Dad's Genes May Play Greater Role Than Thought
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Data on 'packaging' in sperm cells may also help assess infertility

  • Coming Soon: Lung-Cancer Spray?
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Novel delivery of gene therapy suppresses tumors in mice

  • People With Huntington's Report Discrimination
    (12-Jun-2009)
    Businesses, the public, even families are involved, study finds

  • Genetic Links to Rare Liver Disease Found
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Understanding primary biliary cirrhosis may lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Genetic Links to Rare Liver Disease Found
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Understanding primary biliary cirrhosis may lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Gene Can Dampen Chemo Drug Effectiveness
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Alternatives to current breast cancer therapy needed for some patients, study says

  • Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)

  • Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping

  • Grilled Meats Not Tied to Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Study finds no added risk for eating meat, even when cooked at high temps

  • Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Women and doctors should watch for signs of excessive blood loss, experts say

  • Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Women and doctors should watch for signs of excessive blood loss, experts say

  • Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Finding could help those with potentially deadly conditions

  • Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Finding could help those with potentially deadly conditions

  • Researchers Spot Genes Linked to Testicular Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Discovery could help determine which men are at increased risk, scientists say

  • Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study in mice also suggests possible treatment with blood pressure med

  • Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs
    (29-May-2009)
    Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

  • Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs
    (29-May-2009)
    Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

  • Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs
    (29-May-2009)
    Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

  • Green-Glowing Gene Heralds a Better Research Monkey
    (27-May-2009)
    'Transgenic' primates can pass along clues to human disease in their DNA, scientists explain

  • Gene Mutation May Up Risks of Endometrial Cancer
    (27-May-2009)
    Marker indicates aggressiveness of the disease, study finds

  • Green-Glowing Gene Heralds a Better Research Monkey
    (27-May-2009)
    'Transgenic' primates can pass along clues to human disease in their DNA, scientists explain

  • Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link
    (26-May-2009)
    Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys
    (20-May-2009)
    Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition

  • Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys
    (20-May-2009)
    Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition

  • Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer
    (20-May-2009)
    The findings might someday lead to better treatments, experts say

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    (19-May-2009)
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
    (18-May-2009)
    Gene reprogramming can occur in just 3 days time

  • Multivitamins Might Prolong Life
    (18-May-2009)
    By preserving protective ends of DNA, aging might be slowed, study suggests

  • Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
    (18-May-2009)
    Gene reprogramming can occur in just 3 days time

  • Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering
    (15-May-2009)
    Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

  • Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (15-May-2009)
    That knowledge could guide important treatment decisions, experts say

  • Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry
    (14-May-2009)
    Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

  • Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects
    (13-May-2009)
    Adding B vitamin to grain products cut congenital heart defects in newborns, researchers say

  • Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure
    (12-May-2009)
    Each bit of DNA offers insights to better treatments, scientists say

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Inbreeding May Have Doomed Spain's Habsburg Dynasty
    (08-May-2009)
    Enfeebled and sterile, Charles II's genes made him the last of his line, researchers say

  • Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer
    (06-May-2009)
    Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis

  • Weight-Loss Gene May Keep Smokers Thinner
    (06-May-2009)
    Increases in a protein likely cause, but study doesn't provide direct proof

  • Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices
    (05-May-2009)
    And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

  • Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease
    (04-May-2009)
    Discovery of 2 gene variants that kill off protective hormone could lead to new treatments

  • Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease
    (04-May-2009)
    Discovery of 2 gene variants that kill off protective hormone could lead to new treatments

  • Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

  • Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed

  • Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Expert calls new findings a 'crack in the facade' of the disorder

  • Gene Alteration May Affect Breast Cancer Therapy
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Less toxic regimen could be sufficient for some women, study finds

  • Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Expert calls new findings a 'crack in the facade' of the disorder

  • Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth
    (27-Apr-2009)
    But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

  • Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Could lead to better breeding techniques, shed light on human genome

  • Scientists Find New Way to Create Stem Cells
    (23-Apr-2009)
    'Chemical' programming avoids problems genetic manipulation poses, study finds

  • Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Study in mice could explain differing outcomes of drinking while pregnant

  • Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say

  • Genes Hike Melanoma Risk Even in Those Who Tan Well
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Study finds chances of getting deadly skin cancer higher despite darker coloring

  • Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

  • Science Makes Inroads Against Prostate, Other Cancers
    (20-Apr-2009)
    In studies, an immune boost fights prostate tumors, and better drugs outwit brain, pancreatic malignancies

  • Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets
    (16-Apr-2009)
    The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

  • Scientists Spot Stroke Genes
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Chromosomal region contains two suspect variants that raise risk for brain attack

  • Race May Not Be Key in Cancer Disparities
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Study finds differences drop or disappear when scale is reduced

  • Gene Variant Tied to Schizophrenia
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Discovery advances search for better treatments, experts say

  • Genetic Finding May Lead to Male Contraceptive
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Prospect stems from discovery of mutation affecting infertility

  • Gene May Explain Women's Heightened Lupus Risk
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Disease-prone mice lacking this factor failed to develop common symptoms, study finds

  • Gene May Explain Women's Heightened Lupus Risk
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Disease-prone mice lacking this factor failed to develop common symptoms, study finds

  • Human Heart Can Make New Cells
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Discovery could lead to ways of regrowing damaged cardiac tissue, experts say

  • Researchers Test Lithium as Radiation Protector
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study in mice hints at possible use in brain cancer treatment

  • Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

  • Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

  • Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

  • Erbitux May Help Some With Colorectal Cancer
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Finding, called 'not overwhelming,' applies only to those with particular gene mutation

  • Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Risk rises for babies conceived in spring, summer, when chemical concentrations peak

  • Gene Screen Could Help Spot Melanoma
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Activity of key proteins separate cancer from benign mole, scientists say

  • Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

  • Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

  • Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

  • Gene Test May ID Younger Women at Risk for Melanoma
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Variation found in more than 40% of females under 50 raises odds almost 4-fold

  • Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Differences associated with behavioral traits, susceptibility to certain diseases

  • Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors
    (24-Mar-2009)
    The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

  • Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Differences associated with behavioral traits, susceptibility to certain diseases

  • Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

  • HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors
    (24-Mar-2009)
    The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

  • Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

  • Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

  • Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates
    (20-Mar-2009)
    What works for some people might be dangerous for others

  • Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key

  • Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

  • Researchers Use Gene to End High Blood Sugar in Mice
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Whether method might someday help people awaits further study

  • Progress Reported Against Gene Involved in Hepatitis C
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for the disease, researchers say

  • Freckles, Moles May Indicate Risk for Eye Cancer
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Factors that lead to skin cancer make uveal melanoma more likely, too, study finds

  • DNA Testing Lays Romanov Murder Mystery to Rest
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Bodies found near rest of Tsar Nicholas II's family identified as 2 missing children

  • Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

  • DNA Testing Lays Romanov Murder Mystery to Rest
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Bodies found near rest of Tsar Nicholas II's family identified as 2 missing children

  • Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Study in mice pinpoints role of gene mutation in triggering certain headaches

  • Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer
    (10-Mar-2009)
    Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development

  • Sunburn Might Play a Role in Rosacea
    (10-Mar-2009)
    Skin blistering, as well as family history, appears linked to skin disorder, expert says

  • Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer
    (10-Mar-2009)
    Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development

  • DNA Variations May Alter Risk of Hodgkin's Disease
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Proteins that repair genetic damage are focus of new research

  • Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence
    (09-Mar-2009)
    A man's biological clock may be ticking too, researchers say

  • Women With Breast Cancer Gene Favor Preventive Mastectomy
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Most carriers view the procedure as best security against the disease, study finds

  • DNA Variations May Alter Risk of Hodgkin's Disease
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Proteins that repair genetic damage are focus of new research

  • Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Corn syrup more easily metabolizes to fat in liver, which may trigger disease, study says

  • Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest

  • Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest

  • Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest

  • Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Researchers say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective

  • Gene Variant Tied to Cocaine-Induced Paranoia
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Finding may shed light on physiology of phobias in general, study suggests

  • 'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, mouse study finds

  • Gene Variant Allies Autism, Gastrointestinal Woes
    (02-Mar-2009)
    It's associated with both brain development and GI system functions, study finds

  • Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks
    (27-Feb-2009)
    They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

  • New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

  • Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks
    (27-Feb-2009)
    They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Inherited ALS
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Discovery might one day lead to additional treatments, experts say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Inherited ALS
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Discovery might one day lead to additional treatments, experts say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Inherited ALS
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Discovery might one day lead to additional treatments, experts say

  • Scientists Discover New Drug Targets for Crohn's Disease
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Gene-searching method uncovered more players in painful gastrointestinal condition

  • Tests Might Diagnose, Predict Prostate Cancer
    (25-Feb-2009)
    One measures genes in urine, another combines PSA and other risk factors

  • Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury
    (25-Feb-2009)
    The risk is higher if even distant relatives have suffered such problems, study finds

  • Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Variant can affect disease severity, experts say

  • Gene Variant Raises Risk of Uterine Fibroids
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Mutation discovered more common in white women, but different genes might raise risk in black women

  • Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Discovery might someday lead to new dental techniques

  • Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early
    (23-Feb-2009)
    In fact, ruptures tend to occur later in life, large study finds

  • Mice Study Shows How 'Fat Gene' Works
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Those without FTO gene stay slim without dieting or added exercise, German researchers say

  • Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Marker could be used to identify those at risk and tailor treatment methods

  • Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Marker could be used to identify those at risk and tailor treatment methods

  • Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Marker could be used to identify those at risk and tailor treatment methods

  • If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early
    (19-Feb-2009)
    Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds

  • Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.
    (18-Feb-2009)
    All states mandate at least 21 tests for devastating conditions, report says

  • Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Warfarin Dosage
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Formula that includes DNA data proves faster, more accurate in early tests

  • Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Brain Cancer
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Tests could one day individualize treatment, researcher says

  • Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (17-Feb-2009)
    A marker in lymph nodes points to more persistent tumors, scientists say

  • Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
    (17-Feb-2009)
    One gene mutation accounts for bulk of cases, study finds

  • Exploring Genetic Link Between Migraines, Cardiovascular Trouble
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Suspected variant is not a player, but two genotypes might be, study finds

  • Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

  • Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Holds Promise for HIV
    (15-Feb-2009)
    But research is preliminary and more trials are needed, study says

  • Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

  • Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked
    (12-Feb-2009)
    99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

  • Empathy Might Be in the Genes
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Mouse study suggests DNA affects how able someone is to have compassion for others

  • Empathy Might Be in the Genes
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Mouse study suggests DNA affects how able someone is to have compassion for others

  • Scientists Spot Possible Treatment for Rett Syndrome
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Rare disorder afflicts girls and involves neurological, cardiac and respiratory woes

  • Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Pathogens such as HPV tweak their DNA to escape detection, study suggests

  • 2 Genes Implicated in Autism
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

  • Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works
    (09-Feb-2009)
    International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

  • 2 Genes Implicated in Autism
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

  • 1st Drug From Genetically Altered Animals Approved
    (09-Feb-2009)
    ATryn sanctioned for rare genetic blood disorder

  • Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Findings show most previous work missed key DNA variant, researchers say

  • Gene Test Could Predict Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2009)
    2 mutations could increase cancer risk almost 6-fold, researchers find

  • Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Findings show most previous work missed key DNA variant, researchers say

  • Gene Test Could Predict Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2009)
    2 mutations could increase cancer risk almost 6-fold, researchers find

  • Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (06-Feb-2009)
    2 women who got injections report reduced pain and swelling

  • Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Findings show most previous work missed key DNA variant, researchers say

  • Gene Test Could Predict Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2009)
    2 mutations could increase cancer risk almost 6-fold, researchers find

  • Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

  • Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

  • Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Changes to 2 alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are responsible, study says

  • Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Changes to 2 alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are responsible, study says

  • Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Changes to 2 alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are responsible, study says

  • Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Genetics might offer early clues, finds a study in fish

  • Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Genetics might offer early clues, finds a study in fish

  • Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy
    (28-Jan-2009)
    The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder

  • Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy
    (28-Jan-2009)
    The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder

  • Gene Insights May Improve Psoriasis Care
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Scientists have spotted DNA potentially linked to the disease

  • In Kids, Genes May Affect Leukemia Treatment
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Finding could help tailor therapy regimen to individuals, experts say

  • Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age
    (26-Jan-2009)
    But researcher stresses risk is still low

  • Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Twins study suggests that sociability, shyness might be hidden in DNA

  • 60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

  • 60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

  • Dog Ailment, ALS Link Seen
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Genetic tie found between Lou Gehrig's disease and canine ailment

  • Dog Ailment, ALS Link Seen
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Genetic tie found between Lou Gehrig's disease and canine ailment

  • In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

  • Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx
    (20-Jan-2009)
    The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

  • Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

  • Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

  • Genetic Data May Predict Colon Cancer Odds
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Discovery might help people make healthier diet, lifestyle choices, scientists say

  • National Children's Study Begins Recruiting
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Effort will track development of 100,000 kids from birth to age 21

  • Domestic Animals Owe Varied Coats to Humans
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study shows gene mutations for coloring, patterns exist only in livestock and pets

  • Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

  • FDA Issues Final Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Consumer labeling not required for foods from these animals, agency says

  • Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

  • Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

  • Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

  • Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

  • Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Two extra steps improve results, study finds

  • Ovary Removal Lowers Odds of Cancer in High-Risk Women
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Study confirms women with BRCA mutations are wise to take preventive action

  • Gene Fusions May Drive Certain Cancers
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Prostate cell findings could reveal targets for future treatments

  • Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

  • Gene Fusions May Drive Certain Cancers
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Prostate cell findings could reveal targets for future treatments

  • Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

  • Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

  • Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

  • Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

  • Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

  • First Americans Arrived on 2 Separate Paths
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Study may explain linguistic and cultural differences of native peoples

  • Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

  • 9 Genes Are Linked to Alzheimer's
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Finding also bolsters tie between vitamin D and the brain disease

  • Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

  • Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat
    (06-Jan-2009)
    Two drugs and a genetic variation are focus of promising studies

  • Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat
    (06-Jan-2009)
    Two drugs and a genetic variation are focus of promising studies

  • Genes Predict Chances of Breast Cancer's Spread
    (01-Jan-2009)
    Finding could help docs tailor treatments even further, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

  • Risk-Takers May Lack Ability to Limit Brain Chemical
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Finding might lead to new treatments for a variety of addictions, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

  • Risk-Takers May Lack Ability to Limit Brain Chemical
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Finding might lead to new treatments for a variety of addictions, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

  • Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

  • Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far
    (28-Dec-2008)
    While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

  • Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Finding may help unravel how diseases form

  • Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

  • Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer
    (22-Dec-2008)
    2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

  • Gene Boosts Drinkers' Colon Cancer Risk
    (19-Dec-2008)
    About a fifth of white Americans carry the mutation, researchers say

  • Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

  • Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene
    (17-Dec-2008)
    But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

  • Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

  • Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Signaling through the melanocortin-4 receptor controls blood pressure, study shows

  • Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

  • Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

  • New Genetic Analysis Might Boost Breast Cancer Care
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Scientists say they've found a more accurate cell-based prognostic tool

  • Genetic Variants Tied to Obesity
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Findings add to knowledge about appetite regulation among people

  • Blocking Oncogene Can Stop Spread of Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Lab study showed it had effect on 60% Of malignant cells

  • Pancreatic Cancer May Have a New Foe
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Blocking a particular gene could put brakes on killer disease, scientists say

  • Genetic Variants Tied to Obesity
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Findings add to knowledge about appetite regulation among people

  • Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

  • Pilots May Face Greater Cancer Risk
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Radiation might cause damage to DNA, study says

  • Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

  • Pilots May Face Greater Cancer Risk
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Radiation might cause damage to DNA, study says

  • Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

  • Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen
    (10-Dec-2008)
    If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say

  • Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

  • Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen
    (10-Dec-2008)
    If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say

  • Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

  • PTSD Risk Rooted in Stress and Genetics
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Study of Vietnam vets and their twins showed inherited susceptibility was also a factor

  • Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Study says selenium, particularly for women and those with p53 gene mutation, may help

  • 11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note

  • Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

  • Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

  • Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia

  • More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy

  • Study Recruiting From Alzheimer's-Prone Families
    (28-Nov-2008)
    The findings might boost understanding of the disease generally, researchers say

  • Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome
    (26-Nov-2008)
    Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

  • Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome
    (26-Nov-2008)
    Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

  • Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely to have artery disease

  • Gene Test Could Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Key DNA might also help guide treatment choices, researchers say

  • Gene Test Could Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Key DNA might also help guide treatment choices, researchers say

  • Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely to have artery disease

  • Gene Test Could Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Key DNA might also help guide treatment choices, researchers say

  • ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

  • New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered
    (21-Nov-2008)
    2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species

  • ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

  • Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Processing of the brain chemical serotonin may be key, study says

  • Itching Not a Less Intense Form of Pain
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Each are regulated by different molecular mechanisms, scientists show

  • Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Processing of the brain chemical serotonin may be key, study says

  • Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Traditional risk factors, such as obesity, are just as useful, studies find

  • Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

  • Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Traditional risk factors, such as obesity, are just as useful, studies find

  • Genetic Trait Could Predict Lung Cancer
    (18-Nov-2008)
    But research is preliminary, scientists stress

  • Gene Screen Might Predict Prostate Cancer
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Such a test would be especially useful for blacks, other high-risk groups

  • Family History Ups Breast Cancer Risk Even Without BRCA Gene
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Unknown mutations may account for increased odds, researchers say

  • Lung Cancer Genetics Different in Black Patients: Study
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races

  • Lung Cancer Genetics Different in Black Patients: Study
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races

  • New Therapy Could Transform Arthritis Treatment
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Modifying gene called Foxp3 may develop cells capable of suppressing immune response

  • New Therapy Could Transform Arthritis Treatment
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Modifying gene called Foxp3 may develop cells capable of suppressing immune response

  • Scientists Unravel Mystery of Tamoxifen Resistance
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Some breast tumors produce a protein that defeats the drug

  • Poverty May Aggravate Asthma
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

  • Poverty May Aggravate Asthma
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

  • Heart Valves Fashioned From Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood
    (10-Nov-2008)
    They could grow with kids who are born with heart valve defects, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding could help identify people who'd respond to light therapy, study says

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding could help identify people who'd respond to light therapy, study says

  • Two More Human Genomes Mapped
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Research leads scientists closer to personalized medical care

  • Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder
    (05-Nov-2008)
    The gene has also been implicated in autism, researchers say

  • Most Parents Don't Overreact to Child Gene Tests
    (05-Nov-2008)
    They weigh the results as they do family history, study finds

  • First-Ever Mapping of Cancer Patient's Genome
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Study of leukemia patient's DNA may lead to routine gene scans, experts say

  • Two More Human Genomes Mapped
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Research leads scientists closer to personalized medical care

  • Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder
    (05-Nov-2008)
    The gene has also been implicated in autism, researchers say

  • Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Feat represents another advance in stem cell research, experts say

  • Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Feat represents another advance in stem cell research, experts say

  • Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Variant prevented ear hair cells from pumping out excess calcium, study finds

  • Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Variant prevented ear hair cells from pumping out excess calcium, study finds

  • 'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Though first discovered in the Alps, DNA study finds no genetic link to modern Europeans

  • Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

  • Cancer Cells' Chromosomes Hint at New Treatments
    (30-Oct-2008)
    A genetic aberration may lead to effective, targeted therapies

  • 'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Though first discovered in the Alps, DNA study finds no genetic link to modern Europeans

  • Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

  • Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

  • Elaborate Network Drives When and Where Proteins Are Made
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Study finds molecules convey genetic instructions from nuclei to fulfill different roles

  • Elaborate Network Drives When and Where Proteins Are Made
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Study finds molecules convey genetic instructions from nuclei to fulfill different roles

  • Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people

  • Gene Plays Key Role in Clubfoot
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Finding could lead to tests, therapies, experts say

  • Purple Tomato Extended Lives of Cancer-Prone Mice
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Snapdragon flower pigments produced color, antioxidants in genetically modified fruit

  • Purple Tomato Extended Lives of Cancer-Prone Mice
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Snapdragon flower pigments produced color, antioxidants in genetically modified fruit

  • Scientists ID 3 New Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding may offer insight into biology of disease and why some are susceptible

  • Scientists ID 3 New Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding may offer insight into biology of disease and why some are susceptible

  • Colon Cancer Drug Won't Help Those With Certain Gene Mutation
    (24-Oct-2008)
    People with changes in K-ras gene won't benefit from cetuximab, study finds

  • Scientists ID 3 New Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding may offer insight into biology of disease and why some are susceptible

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

  • Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

  • Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

  • Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

  • Scientists Hot on Trail of New Antibiotics
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Natural compounds could mean faster treatments for TB, fight other drug-resistant bacteria

  • Overeating? Blame Your Genes
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

  • Early TB Found in 9,000-Year-Old Bones
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Ancient strain shows disease is 3,000 years older than thought

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Risk Disease in Other Breast
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Study suggests link to radiation therapy, but experts say treatments are safer today

  • Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness
    (15-Oct-2008)
    A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Gene Signature for Liver Cancer Recurrence Found
    (15-Oct-2008)
    A 186-gene panel, discovered in normal cells surrounding the tumor, may predict cancer survival, new research contends

  • Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

  • New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
    (13-Oct-2008)
    The hope is the finding could one day lead to a screening test

  • Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount

  • Embryonic Heart Shows Strong Capacity to Regenerate
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Mouse study finds fetal cells compensated for loss of nearly half of cardiac tissue

  • New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
    (13-Oct-2008)
    The hope is the finding could one day lead to a screening test

  • Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
    (10-Oct-2008)
    High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

  • Little-Known Fat Can Be a Heartbreaker
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Elevated lipoprotein (a) levels boost cardiovascular disease risk for some

  • Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
    (10-Oct-2008)
    High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

  • New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

  • Genetic Research Offers Insights Into Form of Malaria
    (08-Oct-2008)
    P. vivax causes 300 million cases of the disease each year

  • New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

  • Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble

  • Genetic Research Offers Insights Into Form of Malaria
    (08-Oct-2008)
    P. vivax causes 300 million cases of the disease each year

  • Scientists Explore New Test for Down Syndrome
    (07-Oct-2008)
    If effective, it would be less invasive than current prenatal exams

  • Scientists Explore New Test for Down Syndrome
    (07-Oct-2008)
    If effective, it would be less invasive than current prenatal exams

  • Genes Give Clues to Age-Linked Eye Trouble
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss, blindness

  • Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

  • Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

  • Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

  • Three Genes Raise Gout Risk
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, experts say

  • Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

  • Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

  • Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Nerve cells may help spur inflammation, study shows

  • Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

  • Common Gene Mutation Lowers Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Study found missing section protected against psychiatric illness

  • Researchers Develop Pig Model for Cystic Fibrosis
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Now they can track disease progression as it happens, something not possible in humans

  • Researchers Develop Pig Model for Cystic Fibrosis
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Now they can track disease progression as it happens, something not possible in humans

  • Hormone Rx May Protect Women With Breast Cancer Gene
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Patients with BRCA mutations cut their odds for malignancy when taking estrogen, study found

  • Vitamin D Receptor Gene Variant Tied to Melanoma
    (22-Sep-2008)
    People with the mutation may be at increased risk for disease, study concludes

  • Vitamin D Receptor Gene Variant Tied to Melanoma
    (22-Sep-2008)
    People with the mutation may be at increased risk for disease, study concludes

  • FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval

  • FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval

  • Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress
    (18-Sep-2008)
    While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress
    (18-Sep-2008)
    While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

  • Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress
    (18-Sep-2008)
    While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Compound Reverses Huntington's Symptoms in Mice
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Treatment slowed reduction of brain size, improved motor functioning, study finds

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Gene Boosts Resistance to Chemo Drug
    (15-Sep-2008)
    SIRT1 was major factor in reaction to cisplatin, study finds

  • Colon Cancer Oncogene Discovered
    (14-Sep-2008)
    CDK8 is frequently amplified in these malignancies, study finds

  • Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Volunteers with rare eye disease regained partial sight with experimental therapy

  • Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Volunteers with rare eye disease regained partial sight with experimental therapy

  • Chromosome Tests Help Study of Kids' Mental Anomalies
    (10-Sep-2008)
    New technology offers better diagnostic model for complex developmental abnormalities

  • Chromosome Tests Help Study of Kids' Mental Anomalies
    (10-Sep-2008)
    New technology offers better diagnostic model for complex developmental abnormalities

  • Vigorous Exercise Aids Those With Obesity-Related Gene
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Effect of mutation blunted in people with above-average activity scores, study finds

  • Last of Woolly Mammoths Had North American Roots
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Beasts established themselves earlier than presumed

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • Research Unveils Earliest Cell Changes in Down Syndrome
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Mouse study shows disturbance of regulating gene starts domino effect altering development

  • Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Cancers
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Findings of 3 studies focus on brain and pancreatic tumors

  • Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage
    (04-Sep-2008)
    For sufferers of joint disease, finding could lead to preventive treatments, study says

  • Research Unveils Earliest Cell Changes in Down Syndrome
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Mouse study shows disturbance of regulating gene starts domino effect altering development

  • Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Cancers
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Findings of 3 studies focus on brain and pancreatic tumors

  • Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds

  • Secrets of Telomerase Revealed
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Researchers unlock active region of enzyme involved in cancer, aging

  • 'Bonding Gene' Could Help Men Stay Married
    (02-Sep-2008)
    One form of DNA linked to marital bliss, the other to discord, study found

  • Brain 'Master Switch' May Control Appetite, Fertility
    (31-Aug-2008)
    Mouse study shows genetic link to signals telling body when it's full, safe to mate

  • Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds

  • Tools Test Debunks 'Dumb Neanderthals' Theory
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Technological inferiority didn't spur their demise, researchers say

  • Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says

  • Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Study also uncovers risks associated with treating 'wet' form of the eye disease

  • Tools Test Debunks 'Dumb Neanderthals' Theory
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Technological inferiority didn't spur their demise, researchers say

  • Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says

  • Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Study also uncovers risks associated with treating 'wet' form of the eye disease

  • Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Cystic Fibrosis
    (21-Aug-2008)
    The molecule causes flawed gene to work properly, researchers say

  • Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Better 'waste disposal' could one day help treat human illnesses such as Alzheimer's, study says

  • Gene Variant May Predispose Some to Anxiety
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Shown unpleasant pictures, they had exaggerated 'startle' response that was hard to turn off

  • Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Better 'waste disposal' could one day help treat human illnesses such as Alzheimer's, study says

  • Gene Variant May Predispose Some to Anxiety
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Shown unpleasant pictures, they had exaggerated 'startle' response that was hard to turn off

  • Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments

  • Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Smokers were 8 times more likely than never-smokers to report 'buzz' with first cigarette

  • Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Smokers were 8 times more likely than never-smokers to report 'buzz' with first cigarette

  • B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

  • 2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

  • Gene Behind Rare Eye Disease in Dachshunds Discovered
    (07-Aug-2008)
    If applicable to humans, could lead to new treatments, study says

  • 2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

  • Gene Behind Rare Eye Disease in Dachshunds Discovered
    (07-Aug-2008)
    If applicable to humans, could lead to new treatments, study says

  • DNA Helps Trace History of Human Migration
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Findings reveal how cultures interacted, adopted advances, study says

  • DNA Helps Trace History of Human Migration
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Findings reveal how cultures interacted, adopted advances, study says

  • Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Tear in the aorta is unpredictable and often fatal, researchers say

  • Moms With Alzheimer's May Pass on Risk to Kids
    (30-Jul-2008)
    The genetic link isn't there for fathers, researchers say

  • Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Genes play only a part of underlying risk for dementia, study suggests

  • Schizophrenia Yields Some Genetic Secrets
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Scientists report findings that could someday lead to better treatments

  • Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Gene mutations cause superoxide dismutase to clump up in motor neurons

  • Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Gene mutations cause superoxide dismutase to clump up in motor neurons

  • Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker
    (28-Jul-2008)
    RNAs regulating gene expression could detect disease in early stages, study says

  • Study Disproves Belief That Hepatitis C Blunts HIV Drugs
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Impaired immune response after antiretroviral therapy may be due to genetic factors

  • Study Disproves Belief That Hepatitis C Blunts HIV Drugs
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Impaired immune response after antiretroviral therapy may be due to genetic factors

  • Gene Mutation for Eye Disorder Found
    (24-Jul-2008)
    More prevalent in women, Duane syndrome affects nerves, limits eyeball's sideways motion

  • Worm Study Challenges Prevailing Theory of Aging
    (24-Jul-2008)
    May not happen in humans, but genes may determine course of the process

  • Gene Mutation for Eye Disorder Found
    (24-Jul-2008)
    More prevalent in women, Duane syndrome affects nerves, limits eyeball's sideways motion

  • Mouse Model to Aid Sinusitis Research
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Genetically engineered rodents will help in study of loss of smell, researcher says

  • Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found
    (23-Jul-2008)
    British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high doses

  • Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Reseachers to gather 10,000 samples in study of this pregnancy complication

  • Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

  • Gene Variations May Predict Antidepressant Response
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Finding could help advance individualized medicine for psychiatric patients

  • Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Having 2 copies of variant, puffing before age 17 boosted odds for being heavy smoker

  • Parents of Autistic Children Are Often Aloof Themselves
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Finding buttresses idea that disorder has genetic roots

  • Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Having 2 copies of variant, puffing before age 17 boosted odds for being heavy smoker

  • Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Family, friends, school impact expression of certain molecular variants, study says

  • Brain Scans Show Heightened Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Found less activity in region that curbs habitual thinking, researchers say

  • Parents of Autistic Children Are Often Aloof Themselves
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Finding buttresses idea that disorder has genetic roots

  • Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Might be responsible for 11% of HIV cases in Africa, researchers say

  • Statins Show Little Benefit for Kids With Learning Disorder
    (15-Jul-2008)
    No significant differences found in memory or attention, as some studies suggested

  • Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

  • Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer
    (11-Jul-2008)
    When added to risk assessment tool, SNPs made no difference, study finds

  • Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Inherited gene deletions affect developing brain's ability to make neural connections

  • Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Inherited gene deletions affect developing brain's ability to make neural connections

  • Diabetes, Weight Tied to Male Infertility
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Both conditions cause significant decrease in body's ability to repair sperm DNA, studies find

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Defective hormone may point to new targets for treatment, study says

  • Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds more than 350 common sets of genes in patients under 45

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Defective hormone may point to new targets for treatment, study says

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

  • Breakthroughs Offer Hope to MS Patients
    (06-Jul-2008)
    Genetic advances, better drugs some highlights of fight against the disease

  • New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy

  • Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

  • New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy

  • Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Study suggests explanation for these practices' health benefits

  • Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior
    (30-Jun-2008)
    There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • Lack of Two Related Genes Disrupts Sleep Cycle
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Finding important to kids with autism, retardation, who often have poor rest patterns

  • Lack of Two Related Genes Disrupts Sleep Cycle
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Finding important to kids with autism, retardation, who often have poor rest patterns

  • Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Babies with a genetic mutation and a cat at home were more likely to develop skin condition before age of 1, study finds

  • Gene Variant May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
    (25-Jun-2008)
    The finding could open the door to improved treatments

  • Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Babies with a genetic mutation and a cat at home were more likely to develop skin condition before age of 1, study finds

  • ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs
    (25-Jun-2008)
    But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

  • Gene Variant May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
    (25-Jun-2008)
    The finding could open the door to improved treatments

  • Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Findings from mouse model could lead to new therapeutic targets

  • Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Finding suggests dietary, environmental exposures may explain 'late onset' diseases

  • Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Finding suggests dietary, environmental exposures may explain 'late onset' diseases

  • One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma
    (23-Jun-2008)
    The discovery holds promise as a treatment target for this diverse disease, experts say

  • New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

  • Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

  • Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

  • Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

  • Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Certain DNA raises the odds of this cluster of heart risk factors, experts say

  • Alzheimer's Protein Tied to HIV Progression
    (18-Jun-2008)
    ApoE4 molecule appears to push a faster course of disease, researchers say

  • Lifestyle Changes Affect Cancer Genes
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Healthy diet, exercise and stress-reduction spur healthy alterations in DNA, study finds

  • Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Treatment could eventually be used to improve lives of humans with disease, study says

  • Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone
    (16-Jun-2008)
    A key protein change can lessen the cholesterol-lowering drugs' effectiveness

  • A Health Gift for Men on Father's Day
    (15-Jun-2008)
    Be aware of your prostate cancer risk, experts advise

  • Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease

  • Pursuit of Females Dates Way, Way Back
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Skeletal findings suggest men fighting over women took place even in prehistoric times.

  • Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease

  • Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Just inhaling the aroma activated anxiety-relieving genes, rat research shows

  • Scientists Discover Protein Involved in Fat Production
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Mouse experiments might lead to new target for treating high cholesterol, researchers say

  • Parental Insomnia Can Harm Adolescent Children
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Study finds these kids more likely to have insomnia, suicidal thoughts

  • DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer
    (11-Jun-2008)
    'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

  • DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer
    (11-Jun-2008)
    'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

  • Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures
    (08-Jun-2008)
    Mouse study finds gene affects acids that regulate severity of convulsions

  • Genetic Factors Affect Codeine's Work as Painkiller
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Low levels of an enzyme inhibit liver's ability to convert it into morphine

  • Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Finding may prove a major advance in type 1 diabetes research, study says

  • Genetic Factors Affect Codeine's Work as Painkiller
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Low levels of an enzyme inhibit liver's ability to convert it into morphine

  • Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Copies of variant don't boost type 2 diabetes risk but could suggest its causes

  • Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk
    (05-Jun-2008)
    Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

  • Weight Gain May Not Be Based Just on What You Eat
    (05-Jun-2008)
    Study suggests the brain chemical serotonin influences fat metabolism

  • Weight Gain May Not Be Based Just on What You Eat
    (05-Jun-2008)
    Study suggests the brain chemical serotonin influences fat metabolism

  • Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Damage to DNA could cause cell mutations that lead to disease, study concludes

  • Genes May Play Role in Quitting Smoking
    (03-Jun-2008)
    People respond to different treatments based on their genetic make-up, study says

  • Genes May Play Role in Quitting Smoking
    (03-Jun-2008)
    People respond to different treatments based on their genetic make-up, study says

  • Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Fewer deaths, recurrences seen in those who had relatives with disease, study finds

  • Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Study finds those with normal version of particular gene respond well to targeted therapy

  • Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement
    (30-May-2008)
    Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

  • Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's
    (28-May-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective drugs to slow progression of disease

  • Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's
    (28-May-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective drugs to slow progression of disease

  • Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's
    (28-May-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective drugs to slow progression of disease

  • Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

  • Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

  • Genetic Variation May Explain Preferences for Sugar
    (23-May-2008)
    Finding could help research into soaring obesity, diabetes rates, study says

  • Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
    (21-May-2008)
    Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    (21-May-2008)
    New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

  • Gene Therapy May Treat Erectile Dysfunction
    (20-May-2008)
    Studies in both men and monkeys show effectiveness of treatment

  • Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise
    (19-May-2008)
    It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

  • Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer
    (16-May-2008)
    Could help docs determine who would benefit most from chemo after surgery, study says

  • DNA Fingerprinting Could ID Viable Embryos
    (13-May-2008)
    Finding may lead to improved pregnancy rates for in vitro patients, fewer multiple pregnancies

  • Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition
    (13-May-2008)
    Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

  • Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition
    (13-May-2008)
    Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

  • Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication
    (12-May-2008)
    Preeclampsia is common and serious, but genetics could bring screening test or treatment

  • Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance
    (09-May-2008)
    Blood poisoner has claimed the lives of 30% of infected patients in U.K., researchers say

  • Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes
    (09-May-2008)
    Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases
    (08-May-2008)
    Finding suggests careful use of blood-boosting drugs in anemia patients

  • Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk
    (08-May-2008)
    Study finds it plays key role in development of defective cells in type 2 diabetics

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases
    (08-May-2008)
    Finding suggests careful use of blood-boosting drugs in anemia patients

  • Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk
    (08-May-2008)
    Study finds it plays key role in development of defective cells in type 2 diabetics

  • Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus
    (07-May-2008)
    One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes

  • Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer
    (07-May-2008)
    The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report

  • Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus
    (07-May-2008)
    One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes

  • Unraveling the Link Between Genes and Environment
    (05-May-2008)
    Findings could one day lead to better treatments for depression, experts say

  • Autistic Kids More Likely to Have Parents With Mental Illness
    (05-May-2008)
    Parents with schizophrenia twice as likely to have children with the developmental disorder, study finds

  • BRCA Mutations Don't Spot All High-Risk Women
    (05-May-2008)
    Family history and atypical cells also indicate high risk of second cancer, study finds

  • Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Findings could help determine which therapies will benefit certain patients

  • International Consortium Will Hunt Down Genetics of Cancer
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Genomic data will be made available for free to researchers around the world

  • Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Could be potential targets for new treatments, two studies suggest

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis

  • New Heart Disease Markers Discovered
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

  • Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Cell Fusions During Inflammation May Protect Neurons
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Surprise finding could lead to new gene therapies for nervous system

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells
    (23-Apr-2008)
    When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

  • Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

  • Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Woman's case first showing the cancer may have an Achilles' heel, report suggests

  • Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Woman's case first showing the cancer may have an Achilles' heel, report suggests

  • Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Woman's case first showing the cancer may have an Achilles' heel, report suggests

  • Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

  • Gene Therapy in Rats Reduces Cocaine Use
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Boosting brain's dopamine receptors could lead to treatments for other addictions as well

  • Molecule Disrupts DNA Sequence in Ewing's Sarcoma
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Finding could yield first targeted therapy for the rare disease, researchers say

  • Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Effect was especially strong for estrogen-sensitive tumor types, study found

  • Molecule Disrupts DNA Sequence in Ewing's Sarcoma
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Finding could yield first targeted therapy for the rare disease, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says

  • Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children
    (13-Apr-2008)
    Genetic defect in mitochondria might explain other aspects of the disorder, researcher says

  • Researchers Identify New Genetic Links to Psoriasis
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Discovery of biological pathways could lead to treatments for other autoimmune diseases

  • Researchers Identify New Genetic Links to Psoriasis
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Discovery of biological pathways could lead to treatments for other autoimmune diseases

  • Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

  • Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

  • Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Their impact on childhood anxieties changes during adolescence, study found

  • Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Fighting inflammation could reduce metastasis, mouse study suggests

  • Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

  • DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Paisley Caves reveal genetic material in excrement linking New World to Siberia, East Asia

  • Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

  • Dads' Early-Onset Obesity Linked to Liver Disease in Kids
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Genetic ties suspected between father's, but not mother's, weight and elevated enzymes

  • Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Signaling events in tumor pave the way for lung invasion, study shows

  • Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

  • Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified
    (02-Apr-2008)
    Whether they affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear yet, expert says

  • Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancers a Better Treatment Tool
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Findings point to personalized therapies that help predict disease recurrence

  • Breech Birth May Be Determined by Genes
    (28-Mar-2008)
    'Bottom first' delivery more likely if either parent was born that way, study says

  • Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack
    (28-Mar-2008)
    Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

  • Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Study finds they have a mental rigidity that keeps them from folding their cards

  • Identical Genes From Parents May Raise Cancer Risk
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Finding could someday aid in diagnosis, treatment, experts say

  • Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Injecting neurons that were genetic match improved symptoms, avoided rejection

  • Researchers Gain Insights Into 'On-Off' Switch for Cells
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Finding could one day lead to new treatments for diseases such as cancer

  • High Blood Pressure Runs in Families
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

  • Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Openness has major impact on counseling and genetic testing, study shows

  • Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Finding could lead to better understanding of the incurable neurological disorder

  • Brain Blood Vessels Grow With Their Own Agenda
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Study finds endothelial cells follow a genetic program independent of developing tissue

  • Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

  • Genetic Medicine Making Inroads Against Disease
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Advances against PTSD, bone loss and heart woes cited in new research

  • Genes May Determine Obesity After Weight Surgery
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Researchers study factors in success of bariatric procedure

  • Genes May Determine Obesity After Weight Surgery
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Researchers study factors in success of bariatric procedure

  • Genes May Determine Obesity After Weight Surgery
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Researchers study factors in success of bariatric procedure

  • Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    (12-Mar-2008)
    DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

  • 'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Finding might explain why some tumors are aggressive and spread, researchers say

  • Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    (12-Mar-2008)
    DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

  • Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Review found vets with the syndrome were more exposed to particular compounds

  • Two Parents With Alzheimer's Raises Child's Risk
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Any additional family history boosts odds of getting the disease earlier, study finds

  • Researchers Design Promising Cancer Drug
    (07-Mar-2008)
    It activates p53 tumor-suppressor function without causing DNA damage

  • Happiness Is in the Genes
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Fifty percent of sense of well-being comes from inherited personality traits, researchers say

  • Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
    (05-Mar-2008)
    Using it could save money and lives, expert says

  • Rare Gene Mutation Plays Role in Longevity
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Study found it restricts growth factor, leads to shorter stature but longer life

  • Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Team develops tool to test for kids who may have this genetic shortcoming

  • Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Team develops tool to test for kids who may have this genetic shortcoming

  • Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

  • Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study also found drop in a severe form of the disorder

  • Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

  • Gene Expression Differences Affect Drug Response
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Finding may point to new disease treatments in various populations

  • New Gene for Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Rare TDP-43 mutations expose potential therapeutic target, experts say

  • Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Geography determines similarities, differences in DNA, studies find

  • Mouse Study Probes Workings of Memory
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Learning prompts changes in inner workings of neurons

  • Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Geography determines similarities, differences in DNA, studies find

  • DNA Findings Reveal Genetic History of Humans
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Geography determines similarities, differences in DNA, studies find

  • DNA Findings Reveal Genetic History of Humans
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Geography determines similarities, differences in DNA, studies find

  • Missing Chromosome Improves Response to Brain Tumor Treatment
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Findings show patients live average of 4 years longer than those without genetic abnormality

  • Missing Chromosome Improves Response to Brain Tumor Treatment
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Findings show patients live average of 4 years longer than those without genetic abnormality

  • Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests

  • Overabundance of Immune Cells Might Trigger Lupus
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Study spots overactivity of genes that prevent cell death in those with autoimmune disease

  • Overabundance of Immune Cells Might Trigger Lupus
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Study spots overactivity of genes that prevent cell death in those with autoimmune disease

  • Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests

  • Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women
    (12-Feb-2008)
    BRCA2 carriers get twice the reduction in breast cancer risk that BRCA1 carriers do, study finds

  • Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

  • More Gene Variations Found That Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Some variants increase chances of disease up to 60%, researcher says

  • Tattooing Best Way to Deliver DNA Vaccines
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Showed stronger antibody, cellular responses than intramuscular injection, study says

  • Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma
    (07-Feb-2008)
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • Gene Plays 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' Role in Deadly Brain Cancer
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Study finds STAT3 can act as tumor suppressor, keeping bad cells in check

  • Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks
    (07-Feb-2008)
    British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

  • Gene Plays 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' Role in Deadly Brain Cancer
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Study finds STAT3 can act as tumor suppressor, keeping bad cells in check

  • Test Detects Sensitivity to HIV Drug
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Could be first step toward personalized medicine, experts say

  • New Genetic Technology IDs Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Could be used to help against many illnesses that evade diagnosis, experts say

  • Born to Be Obese?
    (05-Feb-2008)
    New research suggests brains of heavy individuals may be wired differently

  • Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias
    (01-Feb-2008)
    Drug shows potential for patients with specific gene mutations, researchers find

  • Docs Should Tell All About Cord Blood Banks
    (31-Jan-2008)
    New guidelines say differences between nonprofit, for-profit banks should be explained

  • Study Spots Gene That Plays Role in Infertility
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Deleting PTEN in mice led to premature ovarian failure, researchers report

  • MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis
    (29-Jan-2008)
    This genetic material shows early promise for diagnosing, treating tumors

  • Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

  • Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

  • New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier
    (24-Jan-2008)
    That and other findings reported at symposium on gastrointestinal cancers

  • Genetics May Determine Antidepressants' Effectiveness
    (23-Jan-2008)
    German researchers identify 11 variants that seem to influence outcome

  • Project Will Map Genomes of 1,000 People Worldwide
    (22-Jan-2008)
    International effort should spot genes that help cause disease, scientists say

  • New Batch of Lupus Genes Discovered
    (21-Jan-2008)
    International team of researchers finds fresh suspects for autoimmune disease

  • New Batch of Lupus Genes Discovered
    (21-Jan-2008)
    International team of researchers finds fresh suspects for autoimmune disease

  • Genes Linked to Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
    (18-Jan-2008)
    Short and tall extremes may put added pressure on joints, study suggests

  • DNA Fingerprints Predict Brain Disorders
    (18-Jan-2008)
    Researchers found certain variations may indicate higher risk of ALS, Parkinson's

  • Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

  • Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

  • DNA Analysis Could Help Customize Treatments for MS
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Study suggests it could show who will respond best to interferon beta treatments

  • DNA Analysis Could Help Customize Treatments for MS
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Study suggests it could show who will respond best to interferon beta treatments

  • DNA Analysis Could Help Customize Treatments for MS
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Study suggests it could show who will respond best to interferon beta treatments

  • Genetic Mutations Boost Prostate Cancer Risk
    (16-Jan-2008)
    These variants plus a family history can increase risk up to tenfold, study suggests

  • Foods From Cloned Animals Safe to Eat: FDA
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Agency says that no dangers are posed to American consumers

  • Chemical Signals Go Awry in Fragile X Syndrome
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows drugs that target the miscommunication may help

  • Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Genetic testing sees link to similar disease found in South America

  • Seven New Cholesterol Genes Discovered
    (13-Jan-2008)
    Study finds only those that regulate LDL levels influence heart disease risk

  • Fungus Sheds Light on Development of Human Genders
    (11-Jan-2008)
    Gene findings may explain how the two sexes evolved

  • Science Could Erase Stigma of Anorexia
    (11-Jan-2008)
    Better understanding of genetic, biological causes could lead more to feel comfortable seeking treatment

  • Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

  • Years-Long Search Unlocks Deadly Genetic Disease
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Researchers find gene that causes neurodegenerative disorder called spinal muscular atrophy

  • Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

  • Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

  • Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Findings affects 1% of all cases of developmental disorder, researchers say

  • Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Findings affects 1% of all cases of developmental disorder, researchers say

  • Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

  • BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Study finds wide variation among families with carriers

  • Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors
    (07-Jan-2008)
    But animal studies show cancer gene can be turned on and off

  • Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer
    (07-Jan-2008)
    Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

  • Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer
    (07-Jan-2008)
    Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (03-Jan-2008)
    The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

  • Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes
    (03-Jan-2008)
    Finding could help predict which children are at risk for malignancy, experts say

  • Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

  • Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk
    (02-Jan-2008)
    This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

  • Genetic Variation Doubles Risk of Liver Cancer
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Testing could determine which cirrhosis patients should be screened for tumor development

  • Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

  • BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women
    (26-Dec-2007)
    New ethnic findings point out that all women with early breast cancer should be tested for the mutation, experts say

  • Fragile X Syndrome Corrected in Mice
    (19-Dec-2007)
    Discovery may lead to treatments for the genetic disease, a leading cause of mental retardation

  • Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread
    (19-Dec-2007)
    Mutations in tumor-suppressing gene could point to lymph node involvement, study suggests

  • Research Reveals How Cells Store Fat
    (17-Dec-2007)
    Newly discovered genes and their proteins could be targets for weight-loss therapies, scientists say

  • Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Few men understand the danger from BRCA1/2, researchers say

  • Genetics May Boost Mexican-Americans' Risk for Alcoholism
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Scientists zero in on a DNA cluster that may encourage the addiction

  • Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts

  • Kuvan Sanctioned for PKU
    (13-Dec-2007)
    A rare genetic disorder

  • Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts

  • Gene Variant Tied to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Men with differing version of tumor suppressor appear at increased risk, researchers say

  • Mutated Suppressor Gene Leads to a Type of Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Mutated Suppressor Gene Leads to a Type of Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer
    (07-Dec-2007)
    A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

  • Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

  • Common Household Chemical Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Experiments with rats show early exposure causes genetic changes in breast cells

  • Genes Yield More Clues to Schizophrenia
    (05-Dec-2007)
    9 genetic markers play a role, and the condition can be inherited from both parents, scientists say

  • Overlooked Mutation Can Spur HIV Drug Resistance
    (01-Dec-2007)
    It should be added to standard genetic tests used to guide treatment, experts say

  • Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells
    (29-Nov-2007)
    It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however

  • Novel Compounds May Battle Diseases of Aging
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Rodent trials suggest they could protect against type 2 diabetes

  • Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Differences in a key piece of DNA seem important, scientists say

  • Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility
    (28-Nov-2007)
    It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say

  • Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in Black Men
    (02-Nov-2007)
    It may also affect other populations, researcher says

  • Scientists Spot Dog Fur Color Gene
    (01-Nov-2007)
    This canine insight could help humans, team says

  • Siblings Often Share Heart Risks
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Brothers, especially, may be most affected, study finds

  • Cat's Genome Map Purrfected
    (31-Oct-2007)
    Blueprint of feline DNA could help humans, too, scientists say

  • Protein Gives Clues to Pancreatic Cancer
    (19-Oct-2007)
    When pp32 is gone, a tumor-spurring gene goes to work, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Key to Infertility in Male Mice
    (17-Oct-2007)
    If same defect exists in men, it could lead to new treatments, study says

  • Genes Might Help Drive Overeating
    (17-Oct-2007)
    DNA-based brain chemical changes mean more food is needed, study suggests

  • Insomniac Fish May Help Sleepless People
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Finned finding points to genes preventing slumber, scientists say

  • Global Gene Map Clears New Milestone
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Scientists are cataloging DNA patterns around the world

  • Gene Mutation Key to Infertility in Male Mice
    (17-Oct-2007)
    If same defect exists in men, it could lead to new treatments, study says

  • Researchers ID New Gene Linked to Lung Cancer
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Discovery could lead to new therapies

  • U.S. Unveils Database of Genetic, Clinical Research
    (14-Oct-2007)
    Goal is to advance understanding of ills such as heart disease

  • Long-Life Gene Might Help Lower Cholesterol
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Drugs boosting SIRT1's activity could be valuable, scientists say

  • 3 New Lung Cancer Genes Identified
    (09-Oct-2007)
    They are associated with 20 percent of all lung malignancies, scientists say

  • Parkinson's Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's
    (08-Oct-2007)
    Relatives of Parkinson's patients more likely to develop dementia, study finds

  • Woman's Hips Might Indicate Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk
    (08-Oct-2007)
    Wider hips mean more estrogen, bringing higher odds for the illness, researchers say

  • Gene-Based Screen Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier
    (04-Oct-2007)
    It could lengthen the time needed between tests, researchers say

  • Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Relatives of those affected face higher odds of heart disease, study finds

  • Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch
    (04-Oct-2007)
    22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

  • Gene Tests Match Up Lung Tumors, Best Treatment
    (03-Oct-2007)
    DNA indicates whether chemo will work, experts say

  • Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome
    (27-Sep-2007)
    Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S.

  • Drug Industry Seeks Tests to Spot Side Effect Risks
    (27-Sep-2007)
    7 pharmaceutical giants are pooling resources to develop gene-based screens

  • Gene Chip Data Can Boost Cancer Outcomes
    (21-Sep-2007)
    4 of 7 patients with incurable disease fared better, doctor says

  • Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Non-invasive test for fetal RNA offers possible advance over invasive tests

  • Scientists Map Elephantiasis Parasite's Genome
    (20-Sep-2007)
    Achievement should help fight the disfiguring disease

  • Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome
    (20-Sep-2007)
    The condition is leading cause of inherited mental retardation

  • Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Caloric Restriction and Longevity
    (20-Sep-2007)
    When under stress, two genes within mitochondria guard against cell death

  • Genetic Cause of Rare Immune Disorder Discovered
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Job's syndrome causes boils, inflamed skin, bone abnormalities and pneumonia

  • Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
    (19-Sep-2007)
    The suppression of certain DNA predicts malignancy, study finds

  • Tissue-Growth Gene Tied to Scleroderma
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Finding is a step towards treating the autoimmune disorder

  • Genetic Cause of Rare Immune Disorder Discovered
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Job's syndrome causes boils, inflamed skin, bone abnormalities and pneumonia

  • Study Questions Genetic Screening for Treatable Diseases
    (18-Sep-2007)
    In some cases, parents opt for abortion when symptoms may be mild, study finds

  • Blood Marker Might Help Spot Early Liver Cancer
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Widespread hepatitis infection means millions are at risk, researchers note

  • Genome Area Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (18-Sep-2007)
    DNA is involved in inflammation, immune response, scientists say

  • Study Questions Genetic Screening for Treatable Diseases
    (18-Sep-2007)
    In some cases, parents opt for abortion when symptoms may be mild, study finds

  • Study Downgrades Gene as Heart Risk Factor
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Screening for variations in APO gene not warranted, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Parkinson's Disease
    (17-Sep-2007)
    While more research is needed, finding could prove significant

  • Gene May Influence Breast Cancer-Estrogen Link
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Targeting this DNA might improve treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Parkinson's Disease
    (17-Sep-2007)
    While more research is needed, finding could prove significant

  • Genetics Hold Promise, Challenges for Cancer Care
    (16-Sep-2007)
    Discoveries are exciting but roadblocks remain, experts say

  • Gene Mutations May Cause Rare Neonatal Diabetes
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Condition requires lifelong dependence on insulin injections, researchers say

  • Tweaking Genes Could Extend ALS Survival
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Mouse study suggests new targets to treat the brain disease

  • Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

  • Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say

  • International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness
    (09-Sep-2007)
    Fluid buildup in lungs can be deadly for skiers, mountain climbers, regardless of fitness

  • Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

  • Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Symposium reveals racial disparities, troublesome drug side effects

  • Parents' PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring
    (05-Sep-2007)
    Adult children of affected Holocaust survivors showed hormonal changes, study found

  • Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
    (05-Sep-2007)
    Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

  • Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Tobacco users had a 50% higher risk for Alzheimer's, Dutch study finds

  • One Species' Genome Found Within Another
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Movement of genes between unrelated groups may happen more frequently than thought, study says

  • Is Perfect Pitch All in the Genes?
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Study suggests genetics may be behind ability to know the tone of a musical note

  • One Species' Genome Found Within Another
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Movement of genes between unrelated groups may happen more frequently than thought, study says

  • Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Genes connected with higher functions are changed by continued abuse, study finds

  • New Database to Help Speed Search for Bipolar Disorder Genes
    (24-Aug-2007)
    Free online data covering 20 years of study to aid researchers in hunt for treatments

  • New Database to Help Speed Search for Bipolar Disorder Genes
    (24-Aug-2007)
    Free online data covering 20 years of study to aid researchers in hunt for treatments

  • Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly
    (24-Aug-2007)
    APOE e4 variant has also been linked to Alzheimer's, researchers note

  • Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Study finds some children are more vulnerable

  • Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Mice with the mutation exhibited fearful, repetitive behaviors, researchers say

  • Gene Studies of Male-Female Differences Often Flawed
    (21-Aug-2007)
    Too often, statistics are weak or unsubstantiated, review finds

  • Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids
    (17-Aug-2007)
    But the children may be too young to handle the information, study suggests

  • Fused Genes Might Fuel Prostate Tumors
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Specific genes might require specific treatments, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Joint, Bowel Diseases May Be Linked
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disorder share common genetics, study suggests

  • Second Gene That Increases MS Risk Found
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Discovery called most significant in three decades

  • Scientists Make Strides Against Melanoma
    (22-Jul-2007)
    But with real advances years away, prevention is the best approach

  • Genetic Analysis Offers Insights Into AIDS Resistance
    (19-Jul-2007)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, possibly vaccines, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Genes Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    (11-Jul-2007)
    2 variants alter immune system's response to infection, cell damage, study finds

  • Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease
    (11-Jul-2007)
    State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

  • Breast Cancer Genes Don't Raise Tumor-Linked Death Risk
    (11-Jul-2007)
    Women with the BRCA mutations also responded equally well to treatment, study found

  • Dementia Gene Mutation Identified
    (09-Jul-2007)
    It limited production of protein affecting language and behavior, researchers find

  • Dementia Gene Mutation Identified
    (09-Jul-2007)
    It limited production of protein affecting language and behavior, researchers find

  • Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk
    (09-Jul-2007)
    It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

  • Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

  • Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk
    (09-Jul-2007)
    It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

  • Moms, Dads With MS Equal Transmitters of Disease
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Finding contradicts earlier report that men twice as likely to pass on genetic risk

  • Cats, Humans Share Ancient Bond
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Early cities of Near East attracted first house cats, study says

  • Mom's Antidepressant Use Poses Little Danger to Baby
    (27-Jun-2007)
    There's only a very small increase in birth defect risk, two studies show

  • Scientists Reverse Symptoms of Autism in Mice
    (25-Jun-2007)
    Inhibiting brain enzyme might ease behavioral problems as well

  • Scientists Reverse Symptoms of Autism in Mice
    (25-Jun-2007)
    Inhibiting brain enzyme might ease behavioral problems as well

  • Fighting Ancient Virus May Have Left Humans Vulnerable to HIV
    (21-Jun-2007)
    New study helps explain why other primates aren't sickened by AIDS

  • 1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's
    (21-Jun-2007)
    Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

  • Research Gives Hope Against Rare Muscle Disorder
    (20-Jun-2007)
    People with HIBM are typically wheelchair-bound by 40, experts say

  • Immune System Protein Tied to Weight Loss
    (19-Jun-2007)
    Mice without interleukin-18 quickly got fat, study found

  • Experts Offer Better Means of Gauging Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Jun-2007)
    Relying on family history keeps too many women from valuable gene tests, they say

  • Turning an Anti-Tumor Gene Back On Could Fight Cancer
    (15-Jun-2007)
    The next step is to develop drugs that can do so, scientists say

  • Human Genome Yields Up More Secrets
    (13-Jun-2007)
    Genes don't act alone to cause disease and there may be no 'junk' DNA, landmark study finds

  • Drug May Cut Aneurysm Risk for Heart Defect Patients
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Doxycycline prevented rupture in mice engineered to have Marfan syndrome

  • Experts Offer Parents Guidance on Avoiding Congenital Heart Defects
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Folic acid supplements, consultation with doctors important

  • Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Long-Term Memory
    (06-Jun-2007)
    Mouse study hints at treatments for Alzheimer's, other brain diseases, in humans

  • Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases
    (06-Jun-2007)
    They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

  • Gene Therapy Reverses Erectile Dysfunction in Rats
    (03-Jun-2007)
    If successful in humans, it could be first long-term, non-drug solution to the problem, scientists say

  • Gene Has Strong Ties to Stomach Cancer
    (03-Jun-2007)
    Discovery brings better understanding of one form of the disease

  • Gene Tests May Boost Lung Cancer Care
    (02-Jun-2007)
    They pinpoint the cause of the malignancy, which aids treatment, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Chronic Pain
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Cutting edge therapy appears to work in rats, researchers say

  • Drug Combo Overcoming Rare Genetic Disorders
    (30-May-2007)
    84% now survive urea cycle dysfunction, which causes toxic buildup of ammonia

  • Man's Best Friend Joins the Fight Against Cancer
    (28-May-2007)
    New canine tumor tissue bank will help save dog and human lives, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Genetics Takes Big Leap Forward
    (28-May-2007)
    Scientists have found 4 new mutations that may combine to boost risk

  • Virulent Hospital Bug Driven by Hunger
    (24-May-2007)
    Shutting down toxin production in C. difficile could point to new treatments, researchers say

  • Gene Findings Boost Breast Cancer Research
    (24-May-2007)
    Scientists find new DNA driving malignancy, and a host of implicated proteins

  • Drug Shrinks Some Brain Tumors
    (22-May-2007)
    A gene helps determine who'll benefit from temozolomide, study finds

  • Breast Tissue Markers Help Predict Cancer's Course
    (15-May-2007)
    8 genetic clues were found in cells close to the tumor, researchers explain

  • Scientists Find New Clues to Fighting HIV
    (14-May-2007)
    Immune system, genetic discoveries suggest vaccine, treatment strategies

  • Scientists Find Clues to AIDS-Linked Cancer
    (11-May-2007)
    Kaposi's sarcoma relies on key bits of genetic material, experts say

  • Scientists ID Proteins Implicated in Huntington's Disease
    (11-May-2007)
    Finding may spur treatments for fatal nervous system disorder

  • Doctors Should Test for Down Syndrome
    (08-May-2007)
    But association of obstetricians and gynecologists says final choice should rest with the mother

  • MRI Detects Breast Cancer Missed by Mammography in High-Risk Women
    (07-May-2007)
    False-positive rate remains too high for test to be used as general screening tool, however

  • Gene Material Strongly Linked to Heart Disease
    (03-May-2007)
    The same cluster raises diabetes risk, too, and a test is in the works, scientists say

  • Gene Discovery May Improve Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment
    (01-May-2007)
    MicroRNA holds promise, but bedside applications still years away, experts say

  • Genes Could Boost Arthritis Patients' Death Risk
    (27-Apr-2007)
    DNA may pose hazard for people with rheumatoid form of the disease

  • Seizures
    (26-Apr-2007)
    The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

  • Scientists Spot Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Adding another medication can solve the problem, researchers say

  • Studies Uncover Genes Boosting Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    (26-Apr-2007)
    But it's not an excuse not to eat right and exercise, expert says

  • Genetic Susceptibility Linked to Rare Brain Tumor
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Meningioma findings could impact radiation protection standards

  • Genes May Predict Elderly Blindness Risk
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Two mutations boost the odds for severe macular degeneration, study finds

  • White Matter Defects May Lead to Schizophrenia
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Study suggests a genetic connection that could lead to new therapies

  • Genetic Susceptibility Linked to Rare Brain Tumor
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Meningioma findings could impact radiation protection standards

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Antigen-Cloning Technique May Bolster Skin Cancer Vaccine
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Research could find way to stimulate helper T-cells to fight melanoma

  • Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

  • Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

  • Gene Transfer Therapy Eases Parkinson's Symptoms
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Movement improved after treatment to stop death of dopamine-producing brain cells, study finds

  • Gene Variant Linked to Obesity, Diabetes
    (12-Apr-2007)
    Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment, researchers say

  • Dinosaur Collagen Points to Chicken Connection
    (12-Apr-2007)
    Analysis of amino acids in T. rex femur shows molecular link to birds

  • Macaque Genome Sequenced
    (12-Apr-2007)
    The feat will provide more understanding of human genetics and primate evolution

  • Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer
    (11-Apr-2007)
    One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

  • Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer
    (11-Apr-2007)
    One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

  • Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors
    (10-Apr-2007)
    New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

  • Hispanic Women's Biology May Spur More Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Finding could explain worse prognoses in this group, researchers say

  • Dogged Research Spots Gene Behind Pooches' Size
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Discovery also gives insight into canine, human disease, experts say

  • Genetic Mutation Boosts Memory
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Study with mice could lead to new drugs to treat diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Mutation Linked to Birth Defects
    (04-Apr-2007)
    It's the first genetic link to neural tube defects such as spina bifida

  • Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

  • Common Gene Defect Raises Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2007)
    One in four northern Europeans carries the variant, researchers say

  • Dinosaurs' Demise Didn't Trigger Mammals' Rise
    (28-Mar-2007)
    Instead, mammals flourished during later period of global warming, study finds

  • Genetically Modified Foods: Boon or Boondoggle?
    (23-Mar-2007)
    U.S. regulators say they're safe, but critics aren't convinced

  • Study Offers Hope Against Leading Cause of Blindness
    (23-Mar-2007)
    In mice, gene therapy showed promise in fighting retinitis pigmentosa

  • Study Offers Hope Against Leading Cause of Blindness
    (23-Mar-2007)
    In mice, gene therapy showed promise in fighting retinitis pigmentosa

  • Saliva Tests Making Their Way to Routine Care
    (22-Mar-2007)
    Screens are already in the works for cancer, other illnesses, experts say

  • Gene Insights Could Boost Blood Supply
    (22-Mar-2007)
    Extending the life span of platelets may stretch product storage time, experts say

  • Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

  • Scientists Pinpoint Gene Behind Autoimmune Diseases
    (21-Mar-2007)
    'Hot signal' on chromosome 17 could be target for therapies against lupus, other disorders

  • Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

  • Circadian Rhythm Linked to Bipolar Disorder
    (20-Mar-2007)
    Research with mice offers first insight into possible connection

  • Researchers Seek More Women for 'Sister Study' of Breast Cancer
    (18-Mar-2007)
    They're recruiting healthy sisters of breast cancer patients to better understand the disease

  • Genes Can Predict Hip Replacement Success
    (15-Mar-2007)
    Finding may lead to new treatments and better artificial hips, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Pancreatic Cancer
    (12-Mar-2007)
    Specific sequence of DNA improves survival by 50%, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85
    (12-Mar-2007)
    But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

  • 'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds

  • Cancer-Fighting Gene Guards Against Sun Damage
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Gene jumpstarts tanning process, which protects against skin cancer

  • Resistance to Hormone Leptin Called Key to Obesity
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Study with mice could pave way to new drug therapies, researchers say

  • Blood Test Could Spot Panic Disorder
    (07-Mar-2007)
    The condition triggers specific genetic changes in white blood cells

  • Cancer Genome Scientists Discover 100 More Mutated Genes
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Major study offers clues to a cure

  • Gene Helps Guide Embryonic Heart Formation
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Discovery could advance cardiac stem cell research, scientists say

  • One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

  • Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Infecting U.S. Troops in Iraq
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Findings may also aid in prevention of hospital-borne strains at home, researchers says

  • Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low
    (26-Feb-2007)
    And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

  • Genetic Link to Suicidal Tendencies Nailed Down
    (23-Feb-2007)
    A third study replicates finding that chromosome 2 region plays a vital role

  • DNA May Predict Benefit of Lung Cancer Treatment
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Two-gene test could help some patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, researchers say

  • Brain Gene Mutation Linked to Schizophrenia
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Findings point to targets for new treatments for the disease

  • Brain Gene Mutation Linked to Schizophrenia
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Findings point to targets for new treatments for the disease

  • Major Gene Study Points to Causes of Autism
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Two DNA findings, especially, may be promising targets for research

  • Sick Hearts Switch on a Fetal Gene
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Spotting the gene's enzyme may lead to new heart failure treatment, team says

  • Major Gene Study Points to Causes of Autism
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Two DNA findings, especially, may be promising targets for research

  • Repetitive Hand Use Not the Culprit in Carpal Tunnel
    (16-Feb-2007)
    Genetics, not tasks like typing, to blame for the painful syndrome, study finds

  • Decades-Long Study to Probe a Range of Diseases
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Kaiser Permanente research will examine the interplay between genetics and environment

  • Gene Research Gives Clues to Childhood Brain Tumors
    (14-Feb-2007)
    Cancer cells retain DNA pointing to their origins, scientists say

  • Gene Discovery Boosts Brain Cancer Research
    (14-Feb-2007)
    The gene and its protein might lead to targeted therapies, experts say

  • Study Sheds Light on Genetics of Colorectal Cancer
    (14-Feb-2007)
    Mutation can be passed from mother to child, researchers report

  • Scientists Clone Mice From Hair Follicle Stem Cell
    (12-Feb-2007)
    The cells might someday be as useful as embryonic stem cells, experts say

  • Gene Variant Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer
    (12-Feb-2007)
    The effect is small -- 10 percent -- but noteworthy, scientists say

  • Inherited Aneurysm Gene Erupts Earlier in Next Generation: Study
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Blood vessel defect shows up about 15 years sooner in succeeding family members

  • Inherited Aneurysm Gene Erupts Earlier in Next Generation: Study
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Blood vessel defect shows up about 15 years sooner in succeeding family members

  • More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

  • Marital Conflict Not a Major Culprit in Child's Behavior: Study
    (07-Feb-2007)
    But genes passed on by quarreling parents may increase risk of disruptive conduct

  • FDA Approves Gene-Based Breast Cancer Test
    (06-Feb-2007)
    But questions remain about the exam's accuracy

  • Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke
    (02-Feb-2007)
    Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

  • Experimental Prenatal Test Helps Spot Birth Defects
    (02-Feb-2007)
    It's noninvasive, but don't expect to see it on the market soon

  • Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Two gene studies could help bring new treatments, experts say

  • Tweaking a Gene Could Rebuild Bone
    (31-Jan-2007)
    Mouse study shows an increase in bone density

  • Scientists Develop Gene-Activating Technique
    (29-Jan-2007)
    Using a 'chemical cousin' to DNA, method controls on-off switch that could treat diseases

  • Scientists Develop Gene-Activating Technique
    (29-Jan-2007)
    Using a 'chemical cousin' to DNA, method controls on-off switch that could treat diseases

  • Birth Defects Cost U.S. Billions
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Some problems are preventable, others need more research, experts say

  • Restarting Tumor-Suppressor Gene May Fight Cancer
    (24-Jan-2007)
    Studies offer important new insights into slowing the disease

  • Sputum Test Could Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Study found gene-based screen to be 76% accurate

  • Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

  • Heart Rhythm Gene Linked to Sudden Infant Deaths
    (19-Jan-2007)
    Fatal arrhythmia study suggests screening may identify babies at risk

  • Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter
    (19-Jan-2007)
    ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

  • Many Genetic-Based Cancer Studies Flawed
    (18-Jan-2007)
    The result: Treatments may be ineffective or even harmful, study contends

  • Genes May Spur Some Childhood Obesity
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Mutations change activity of 'fat hormone' leptin, researchers say

  • Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

  • Combo Therapy Offers Hope for Krabbe's Disease
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Mouse study showed life spans greatly extended in surprise finding

  • New Gene Linked to Alzheimer's
    (15-Jan-2007)
    It could contribute to late-onset disease, the most common form of the condition

  • Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    (12-Jan-2007)
    If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

  • Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk
    (12-Jan-2007)
    The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

  • Gene Makes for Early Risers
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Finding could lead to treatments for people who struggle with shift work, jet lag, study suggests

  • Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

  • Scientists Decipher Genome for 'Nasty' STD
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Trichomonas vaginalis associated with pelvic disease, risk of HIV infection in women

  • Gene Posing Risk for Alzheimer's Doesn't Affect Mental Aging
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Carriers and non-carriers of APOE4 tested normally between ages 20 and 64, study finds

  • Lifestyle, Genes Join to Boost Risk for Blindness in Elderly
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Smoking, obesity among modifiable factors linked to age-related macular degeneration

  • Genetic Alterations Found in Head and Neck Cancers
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Changes occur even in tissue surrounding the tumor, study reports

  • Genetically Altered Cells Show Promise for Burn Patients
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Cultured skin graft therapy may prove to be alternative infection-control method, study says

  • Environment May Help Cause Narcolepsy
    (04-Jan-2007)
    Some people may be more vulnerable to specific triggers, study suggests

  • Impulsive Behavior Linked to Risk of Alcoholism
    (04-Jan-2007)
    Finding could lead to new approaches to help those with drinking problem, researchers say

  • Gene May Help Trigger Children's Kidney Cancer
    (04-Jan-2007)
    Discovery of Wilms' tumor mutation has implications for cancer research generally, experts add

  • Genes Affect Response to Heart Failure Drugs
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Scientists saw a wide variety of response to beta blockers

  • Gene Cluster May Predict Lung Cancer Outcome
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Five genes forecast better survival in a Taiwan study

  • Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms
    (02-Jan-2007)
    New guidelines say pregnant women of all ages should get less invasive screen

  • Gene-Altered Mouse a Boon to Rheumatoid Arthritis Research
    (29-Dec-2006)
    Animal model closely mirrors disease progression in humans, experts say

  • FDA Calls Food From Cloned Animals Safe
    (28-Dec-2006)
    Critics disagree; public has 90 days to comment

  • Research Uncovers New Clues to Cancer
    (28-Dec-2006)
    One mechanism helps spur, and slow, malignancy

  • Gene Found for Form of Brittle Bone Disease
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Findings could lead to test for couples evaluating risk of having more children

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Women More Likely to Inherit Risk of Stroke
    (22-Dec-2006)
    A 40 percent greater link if one close relative suffered a stroke, study finds

  • Evidence Shows Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real: Experts
    (18-Dec-2006)
    And yet many patients still face skepticism from doctors

  • Study Reveals How Common Painkillers Fight Cancer
    (15-Dec-2006)
    NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen boost a tumor-killing molecule

  • Gene Triggers Toxoplasmosis Dangers
    (14-Dec-2006)
    Mutant DNA makes the cat-borne bug so hazardous, study finds

  • Rare Gene Brings Life Without Pain
    (13-Dec-2006)
    The discovery could lead to new pain medications, experts say

  • A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited
    (09-Dec-2006)
    But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

  • Study Identifies Key Gene in Nicotine's Reward Effect
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Changes in dopamine system signaling result in long-lasting effects on brain

  • Genes Can Impact Depression Treatment
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Patients with specific DNA were 40 percent more likely to respond, study found

  • Study Unearths Clues on How Body Absorbs Folate
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Findings may yield test for infants, adults to prevent neurological problems

  • Abortion Pill May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (30-Nov-2006)
    Mouse study shows that RU486, or compounds like it, might have promise

  • Wild Wheat Gene Raises Domestic Grain's Goodness
    (24-Nov-2006)
    Inserting a bit of DNA boosts iron, protein and zinc levels, scientists say

  • Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death
    (22-Nov-2006)
    Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

  • Multi-Copy DNA More Common Than Thought
    (22-Nov-2006)
    Variance in the number of gene copies could hold clues to disease, experts say

  • Parkinson's Gene Reveals Its Secrets
    (22-Nov-2006)
    The mutation produces malfunctioning proteins that disrupt brain-cell networks, study finds

  • Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom
    (20-Nov-2006)
    The younger your mother, the better your odds of extreme longevity, study finds

  • Gene Tweak Makes Cottonseed Edible
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Removing a toxin could turn it into high-protein food source, scientists say

  • Neanderthal DNA Shows No Interbreeding With Humans
    (15-Nov-2006)
    The two groups do share 99.5 percent of their genes, however

  • Smoking While Pregnant Boosts Baby's Heart Defect Risk
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Secondhand smoke raised the odds, too, study found

  • You May Be What Your Grandmother Eats
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Woman's diet during pregnancy could affect grandchildren's genes, mouse study suggests

  • Family History Strong Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Odds remain high even if women do not carry cancer-linked genes, study finds

  • Baldness Gene Identified in Russian Families
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Finding could lead to treatment for more common form of hair loss, study suggests

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIV
    (07-Nov-2006)
    Early clinical trial suggests it can help infected patients

  • Gene May Help Spur Breast Cancer's Spread
    (03-Nov-2006)
    Discovery could lead to new, targeted treatments, experts say

  • Flu's Misery May Lie in the Genes
    (03-Nov-2006)
    Certain DNA could spur worse symptoms, mouse study shows

  • Faulty Gene Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Missing sections of CHEK2 material fail to alert body to DNA damage, study finds

  • Mutation the Secret to Cancer-Resistant Mice' Success
    (31-Oct-2006)
    White blood cells interpret tumor's defenses as a signal to attack, new research shows

  • Gene Screen Links Cancer Treatment to Tumor Type
    (26-Oct-2006)
    And better-targeted treatments mean better survival, researchers say

  • Genes May Help Some People Bear Pain
    (26-Oct-2006)
    DNA boosts their tolerance, research shows

  • Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Variant helps protect people from the bowel disorders, experts say

  • Honey Bee Genome Sequenced
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Finding may offer insight into bee behavior, even allergic disease

  • Black Women's Genes May Spur Deadlier Breast Cancer
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Race played role in outcome, despite treatment used, study found

  • Stereotypes Can Keep Women's Math Scores Low
    (19-Oct-2006)
    In study, females performed poorly when 'male math gene' theory was touted

  • Studies Link Gene Variant to Macular Degeneration
    (19-Oct-2006)
    But some experts say the research is inconclusive

  • Genes May Pass Down Smiles, Frowns
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Facial expressions stay similar within families, even for blind, research shows

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Risk of Autism
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Study finds it more than doubled incidence of the disorder

  • Lung Cancer Can Run in the Family
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Having a close relative with the disease almost doubles the odds, study finds

  • U.S.-Japanese Team Finds Smallest Cellular Genome
    (12-Oct-2006)
    'Not by a bit but by a long way,' one researcher says

  • Protein May Help Targeting for Anti-Tumor Drugs
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Works as 'quality control inspector' in duplication of genetic code that can lead to cancer

  • Genes May Dictate Response to Stress
    (10-Oct-2006)
    One gene type fosters depression while another boosts resilience, scientists say

  • Gene Key to Taste Bud Development in Embryos
    (09-Oct-2006)
    Mouse study shows SOX2 stimulates stem cells on tongue in process likely occuring in humans

  • New Breast Cancer Gene Found
    (09-Oct-2006)
    But BRIP1 accounts for only a fraction of familial cases, researchers say

  • Research Sheds Light on Rare Genetic Disorder
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Williams-Beuren syndrome causes mental, cardiac impairment

  • Research Spots 5 Potential Breast Cancer Genes
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Pooling data from more than 20 studies helped yield results, scientists say

  • Heart Screening Prevents Sudden Deaths in Athletes
    (03-Oct-2006)
    Italian program cut cardiac deaths by nearly 90 percent

  • Patient's Genes May Guide Antidepressant Use
    (03-Oct-2006)
    New study highlights DNA's importance to drug response

  • Antibiotic Inhibits Important Tumor Gene
    (02-Oct-2006)
    Siomycin causes malignant cells to self-destruct, study finds

  • Mom-to-Daughter Gene May Help Spur Schizophrenia
    (29-Sep-2006)
    It's not clear whether the same dynamic works in boys, researchers say

  • Research Yields Family Clues to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (29-Sep-2006)
    Women with affected brothers may have more severe disease, researchers find

  • Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-Sep-2006)
    But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

  • Medical Research Gets High-Powered 'Search Engine'
    (28-Sep-2006)
    'Connectivity Map' quickly links diseases with candidate drugs

  • Genes Play Role in Hair-Pulling Disorder
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Specific mutations may encourage trichotillomania, researchers say

  • Fingers May Point to Sports Prowess
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Women whose ring finger was longer than their index finger excelled as athletes

  • Appetite Hormone May Combat Type 2 Diabetes
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Mouse study finds leptin keeps body from overproducing insulin

  • New Tools to Predict Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer
    (26-Sep-2006)
    The target is Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary form of the disease

  • Protein Linked to Lung Development Identified
    (22-Sep-2006)
    Finding might lead to new treatments for premature infants in respiratory distress

  • Stem-Cell Trial for Neurodegenerative Pediatric Disease to Get Under Way
    (22-Sep-2006)
    The goal is a treatment for Batten disease, a rare and fatal disorder

  • Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Sep-2006)
    FANCD2 illuminates a new kind of genetic danger, experts explain

  • Gene Test May Help Treat Rare Gastric Cancer
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Doctors can use the screen to choose best chemotherapy, study shows

  • Biomarkers May Be Key to Cancer Detection
    (13-Sep-2006)
    But it's not yet clear which tests will be most useful, one expert says

  • Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

  • Dense Breasts Raise Cancer Risk
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Two studies found it was as important a predictor as age

  • Protein Predicts Lung Cancer's Response to Treatment
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Screening for ECCR1 spots those who'll benefit from cisplatin

  • Cell-Regulating Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Survival
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Up to 50% of patients overexpress the cyclin D1 variant, researchers say

  • Gene Test May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
    (06-Sep-2006)
    70-gene 'signature' gives more accurate prognosis, study finds

  • Older Fathers More Likely to Have Autistic Children
    (05-Sep-2006)
    But experts disagree on whether age-related genetic alteration is cause

  • Common Prenatal Tests Carry Low Miscarriage Risk
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Amniocentesis, CVS sampling data useful for patient counseling, study says

  • Cancer Researchers Announce Gene Therapy Success
    (31-Aug-2006)
    For the first time, tweaking DNA leads to sustained tumor regression

  • Cancer Researchers Announce Gene Therapy Success
    (31-Aug-2006)
    For the first time, tweaking DNA leads to sustained tumor regression

  • Gene Holds Clues to Heart Disease
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Variants of GATA2 could help explain familial risk, study shows

  • Bioengineering Could Replace Pacemakers
    (29-Aug-2006)
    The technique restored healthy heart rhythm in pigs, researchers say

  • Age-Linked Vision Loss May Depend on Genes
    (28-Aug-2006)
    DNA can pinpoint those at highest risk, scientists say

  • Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Carcinogens weaken cells' ability to repair DNA, researchers say

  • Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Findings could lead to new screening for preterm birth, prostate cancer, studies say

  • Prostate Cancer Trial to Focus on Genetics
    (23-Aug-2006)
    L.A.-based study currently seeking patients and their partners

  • New, Deadly Relative of Marfan's Syndrome Discovered
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Causes weakness of blood vessels throughout the body, researchers say

  • Inherited Metabolic Disorder More Common Than Thought
    (22-Aug-2006)
    But it's not clear whether newborns need routine screening for SCADD

  • Genes Predict Liver Cancer's Spread
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Discovery could help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Geneticists Make Progress Against Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Aug-2006)
    They've developed a model that spots genes driving the disease

  • Needle Biopsy Gives Insight Into Breast Cancer Genetics
    (18-Aug-2006)
    This information can help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Silencer Helps Shut Down Ovarian Cancer
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Mouse study shows promise for the new technique

  • Researchers Probe Mechanisms of Infection
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Study sheds light on link between inflammation and disease

  • Some Dogs Carry 'Contagious' Cancer
    (10-Aug-2006)
    Medical anomaly poses no threat to humans, experts say

  • First-Ever RNA Drug Targets Prostate Cancer
    (09-Aug-2006)
    The gene-based therapy hits only malignant cells, researchers say

  • Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

  • Scientists Identify SARS' 'Secret Weapon'
    (08-Aug-2006)
    Viral protein sabotages the immune defenses of infected cells

  • Gene-Modified Goat's Milk Fights Deadly Diarrhea
    (08-Aug-2006)
    The advance could protect children in the developing world, researchers say

  • Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases
    (08-Aug-2006)
    Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

  • Scientists Recreate an Ancient Gene
    (07-Aug-2006)
    They reverse the evolutionary process to see how life is engineered

  • Scientists Recreate an Ancient Gene
    (07-Aug-2006)
    They reverse the evolutionary process to see how life is engineered

  • Gene Variants Found to Raise Stroke Risk in Younger Women
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Finding could lead to test to spot variants in high-risk women

  • Women Smokers at Greater Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Study finds lighting up doubles odds among those without genetic risk

  • Genetic Findings Shed Light on OCD
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Protein regulating glutamate flow may explain why anxiety disorder runs in families

  • Bone Marrow Lesions May Be Hereditary
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Genetics play key role in severity and occurrence of this painful condition, study finds

  • Oral Medications Can Replace Insulin for Many With Rare Neonatal Diabetes
    (02-Aug-2006)
    Presence of genetic mutations signals the ability to switch treatments

  • Variation to Gene May Triple Breast-Cancer Risk
    (31-Jul-2006)
    CHEK2 mutation could serve as diagnostic warning sign, study suggests

  • New Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hereditary Heart Conditions
    (31-Jul-2006)
    In animal study, single injection into a vein hints of long-lasting treatment for humans

  • Gene Could Sway Response to Anti-Alcoholism Drug
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Finding helps explain why some benefit more than others from naltrexone

  • Gene Shows Close Ties to Arthritis
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Mice lacking 'matrilin-3' suffered degeneration of cartilage, researchers say

  • Dads More Likely Than Moms to Pass on MS
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Men may carry a higher 'genetic load' linked to the disease, researchers say

  • Elaprase Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Hunter syndrome patients have trouble breaking down complex sugars

  • Gene May be Key to Age-Linked Vision Loss
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Carriers have 11-fold higher risk of macular degeneration, study found

  • Single Gene Flaw Can Cause 'Face Blindness'
    (14-Jul-2006)
    The condition involves an inability to distinguish unfamiliar faces

  • Twins Study Spots Three Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Finding gives new clues to cause of the painful disease

  • Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

  • Drug Abuse Could Be in the Genes
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Twins study suggests vulnerability is there regardless of culture

  • Studies Highlight Strategies to Reduce Ovarian, Breast Cancer Risk
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Removal of ovaries, weight loss benefits women susceptible to the diseases

  • Gender May Guide Gene Expression
    (07-Jul-2006)
    The finding could explain male-female differences in disease risk

  • Women, Men May Start Smoking for Different Reasons
    (30-Jun-2006)
    But genetics is probably to blame for difficulties in quitting, study shows

  • Genetic Screening Model Identifies Colon Cancer Risk
    (28-Jun-2006)
    It can also guide treatment for those already diagnosed with the disease, study says

  • Thrill-Seekers at Higher Alcoholism Risk
    (27-Jun-2006)
    And cautious types may be protected against drinking problems, study finds

  • Chest X-Rays May Boost Breast Cancer Risk for Some
    (26-Jun-2006)
    Women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations at risk particularly if they had X-rays when young

  • Homosexuality Again Linked to Biological Factors
    (26-Jun-2006)
    'Fraternal birth order' predicted men's sexual orientation, research shows.

  • Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat
    (21-Jun-2006)
    The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

  • Vasectomy Reversals May Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (21-Jun-2006)
    Early study shows more chromosomal abnormalities in sperm after these procedures

  • Study Shows Impact of Parkinson's Gene
    (14-Jun-2006)
    Even a single mutated copy can speed symptoms

  • Geography Key to Hodgkin's Disease Outcomes
    (12-Jun-2006)
    European patients fare worse than those in U.S., study finds

  • Genetic Quality of Sperm Deteriorates as Men Age
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Defects heighten risks of disorders such as schizophrenia and dwarfism, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Iron Buildup Can Damage Organs
    (30-May-2006)
    Symptoms of hemochromatosis include fatigue and joint pain

  • Genetic Info May Pass Without DNA
    (24-May-2006)
    Dad's RNA can deliver instructions even when original gene is gone, study suggests

  • Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
    (23-May-2006)
    Scientists have overcome major hurdle, but treatments could still be decades away

  • MRI Helps Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women
    (23-May-2006)
    The expensive tool is cost-effective for women carrying specific genes, study finds

  • Heart Genes Could Help Explain SIDS
    (19-May-2006)
    Defective DNA common in autopsied cardiac tissue, researchers say

  • 'Micro-Bubbles' Boost Diabetes Gene Therapy Research
    (18-May-2006)
    They can sneak therapeutic DNA into the pancreas, experts explain

  • Scientists Map Genes on Chromosome 1
    (17-May-2006)
    It's the biggest chromosome humans have, and source of many disease-linked mutations

  • Hunt for ALS Genes Begins
    (16-May-2006)
    Scientists seek mutations behind the major form of the neurological disease

  • Genes May Be Key to Hearing Loss
    (16-May-2006)
    A group on chromosome 3 may influence ear trouble in young and old, study finds

  • Genes' Role in Cancer May Be Overestimated
    (11-May-2006)
    Environment much more likely to be the major trigger, experts say

  • Radiation Therapy Helps Younger Men With Prostate Cancer
    (08-May-2006)
    It benefits them just as much as older men, early study shows

  • Gene Screens Promise Nutrition Insights
    (07-May-2006)
    The pricey tests are becoming popular, but some question their value

  • Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism
    (04-May-2006)
    Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

  • Gene Linked to Parkinson's Cripples Mitochondria
    (03-May-2006)
    Fruit fly experiments may lead to new treatments, researchers claim

  • Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms
    (01-May-2006)
    Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

  • Cancer Gene Also Involved in Hair Loss
    (01-May-2006)
    Finding might lead to genetic therapy for baldness, study suggests

  • Cancer Gene Also Involved in Hair Loss
    (01-May-2006)
    Finding might lead to genetic therapy for baldness, study suggests

  • Stem Cells Might Treat Genetic Kidney Disease
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Therapy reverses Alport syndrome in mice, researchers report

  • Moms Most Likely to Pass Heart Disease on to Kids
    (28-Apr-2006)
    People whose mothers got the illness early should get checked, researchers say

  • Gene May Help Spur Deadly Brain Aneurysms
    (27-Apr-2006)
    One variant was 14 times more common in people with weakened brain vessels

  • Genes May Tie Smoking, Drinking
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Alcohol and nicotine hit similar genetic targets in brain, study finds

  • Gene Protects Against Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (21-Apr-2006)
    Variant found in 1 in 20 people lowers blood fats, study finds

  • Genetics May Drive Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Could affect body's ability to endure stresses such as injury, infection, researchers say

  • Mouse Genes Give Clues to Human Alcohol Abuse
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Collaboration is looking for pathways that encourage alcoholism

  • Nearly All Paternity Tests Back Dad's Biological Claim
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Even those who doubt status are wrong 70% of time, study shows

  • Genetic Variant Increases Risk of Obesity
    (13-Apr-2006)
    The trait is found in 10 percent of people, study says

  • Sisters Study Seeks Breast Cancer Answers
    (09-Apr-2006)
    U.S. researchers will look at potential genetic, environmental causes

  • Ethnicity Plays Role in Obstetric Risks
    (07-Apr-2006)
    It could affect odds for underweight newborn, U.S. study suggests

  • Antihypertensive Drug Could Treat Inherited Heart Disorder
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Mouse study suggests patients with Marfan syndrome may have a new option

  • Genes Play Role in Nonsmoker's Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2006)
    Family members also at risk when a never-smoker gets the disease, study finds

  • New Infant Screen Detects Metabolic Disease
    (28-Mar-2006)
    Blood-based method catches rare but sometimes deadly disorders

  • Scientists Produce Heart-Healthy Pigs
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Genetically engineered pork could eventually reach supermarket shelves

  • Scientists Spot Psoriasis Gene
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Finding might lead to treatments for the troubling skin condition

  • 'X' Factor Boosts Women's Health, Longevity
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Two X chromosomes put females at an advantage, expert says

  • Genetic Tests for Cancer Not Perfect
    (21-Mar-2006)
    They missed 12% of mutations among breast-cancer patients, study finds

  • Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

  • Fungus Finding Furthers Sensory Research
    (17-Mar-2006)
    A key gene could say a lot about how organisms sense, respond to their environment

  • Whites Have Higher Blood Levels of Cancer-Linked PFCs
    (16-Mar-2006)
    The industrial chemicals are found in insecticides, non-stick coatings

  • Bioterror Agent Sarin Causes Long-Term Genetic Damage
    (16-Mar-2006)
    Findings may explain why the chemical's effects last so long

  • Genes May Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    (15-Mar-2006)
    RNA profile could spot patients in need of aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • Disgraced Korean Researcher's Cloned Dog Is Real
    (08-Mar-2006)
    Experts confirm what may be Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk's sole achievement

  • Anorexia Might Have Genetic Link
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Anxious or depressed children could be at risk for the eating disorder, researchers say

  • Genes May Dictate Caffeine's Dangers
    (07-Mar-2006)
    One form of DNA might increase heart attack risk, study finds

  • Genes May Hold Key to Elderly Vision Loss
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Scientists spot DNA behind age-related macular degeneration

  • Community-Acquired Staph Infections Pose Growing Threat
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Many Americans carry the germ that is becoming resistant to antibiotics

  • Gene May Explain Bulimia-OCD Link
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Obsessive-compulsive disorders and eating disorders tend to appear together, researchers note

  • Scientists Decode Genes for Drug-Resistant Staph
    (28-Feb-2006)
    Findings might lead to new antibiotics against this growing threat

  • Gene Mutation Might Help Spur Mental Retardation
    (27-Feb-2006)
    The variant might also play role in a movement disorder, researchers say

  • Gene Test Could Spot Athletes' Cardiac Risk
    (24-Feb-2006)
    A cluster of mutations may predict a dangerous arrhythmia, researchers say

  • Protein Interactions Offer Up Clues to Disease
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Scientists reach beyond the genome to the 'interactome'

  • Health Tip: Rare Condition Predisposes People to Cancer
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent

  • Computer Program Should Speed Gene Research
    (22-Feb-2006)
    'GeneDesign' software will help create artificial DNA

  • Moms' Genetics Might Help Produce Gay Sons
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Women with multiple gay sons make a key chromosomal choice, study suggests

  • Gene Mutations May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Women with variants of LEP or LEPR genes face higher risks, study suggests

  • Gene May Explain Men's Raised Risk for Parkinson's
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Surprise discovery shows that gender-linked gene affects brain chemical, too

  • Blood Test Could Speed Bioterror Care
    (17-Feb-2006)
    Agent-specific gene patterns arise soon after exposure, scientists say

  • Younger Women With Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk Tumor in Other Breast
    (15-Feb-2006)
    The chance could be six times higher than normal, study suggests

  • Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Should Spur Research
    (15-Feb-2006)
    It's a valuable tool that could shed light on the disease's origins, researchers say

  • Genes Dictate Response to Lupus Drugs
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Key mutations boost effectiveness of medicines that also fight malaria, study finds

  • Researchers Uncover 4 Different Genetic Bird-Flu Strains
    (06-Feb-2006)
    Finding highlights need to improve vaccine-delivery system, experts say

  • Tumor-Suppressor Gene Helps Prevent Head and Neck Cancer
    (03-Feb-2006)
    The finding could point the way to new treatments, researchers say

  • Fatty Acid May Spur Prostate Cancer Growth
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Balancing omega-6 fatty acids with omega-3s is the prudent course, study suggests

  • Gene Variant Raises SIDS Risk for Black American Infants
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Babies with two copies of the gene are 24 times more likely to die from SIDS, researchers say

  • Mouse Study Yields Hope Against Rett Syndrome
    (01-Feb-2006)
    The rare, disabling neurological disorder predominantly affects girls

  • Gene Explains Asians' Resistance to Angina Drug
    (27-Jan-2006)
    Switched-off DNA may explain why many don't get relief from nitroglycerin

  • Scientists Unlock Genetic Information on Bird Flu
    (26-Jan-2006)
    Data could lead to insights on ways to prevent, treat human infections

  • Genetic Mutation Plays Part in Some Parkinson's Cases
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Major cause of movement disorder among Eastern European Jews, study finds

  • Study Points to Human-Chimp Link
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Research also finds human evolution slower than apes

  • Lincoln's Descendants Help Make Gene Breakthrough
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Research uncovers a mutation linked to rare movement disorder

  • 'Cocktail' Helps Adult Stem Cells Thrive in Lab
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Discovery could aid bone marrow transplants, gene therapy, researchers say

  • 'Cocktail' Helps Adult Stem Cells Thrive in Lab
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Discovery could aid bone marrow transplants, gene therapy, researchers say

  • Gene Could Hold Key to Schizophrenia
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Mice without it developed a schizophrenic-like illness, researchers say

  • Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes
    (17-Jan-2006)
    A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

  • Protein Yields Blood Cancer Clues
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Findings could further research into acute myeloid leukemia

  • Gene Protects Against HIV, But Ups Risk for West Nile Virus
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Finding could have implications for HIV-positive patients, experts say

  • Gene May Help Cause Infertility
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Mouse study finds that without this gene, embryos cannot attach to the uterus

  • Genes Play Big Role in Female Depression
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Women are almost twice as likely as men to inherit a vulnerability to the illness, study finds

  • Taste Gene Could Encourage Alcoholism
    (13-Jan-2006)
    A desensitization to bitter flavors could up drinking rates, reearchers say

  • Scientists Spot Gene Behind Fatal Infant Kidney Disorder
    (13-Jan-2006)
    The discovery may also have implications for adult kidney disease

  • Research Reveals Secrets of Cancer's Spread
    (12-Jan-2006)
    Tumor cells on the periphery are the most deadly, study suggests

  • Patients' Genes Can Be Bad Medicine
    (12-Jan-2006)
    Mutations can trigger serious drug side effects, researchers warn

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Risk for Finger, Toe Deformities
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Odds rise with number of cigarettes smoked per day, study finds

  • Fat-Building Pathway Figured Out
    (10-Jan-2006)
    abetes, researchers say

  • Scandal Won't Kill Stem Cells' Promise, Advocates Say
    (10-Jan-2006)
    South Korean fraud is disappointing but the dream remains alive, they contend

  • New Clue for Smoking's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Habit activates genetic condition, sending immune system into overdrive, study finds

  • Family History a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
    (06-Jan-2006)
    Study suggests current, former smokers who have relatives with disease get screened

  • Soy Might Worsen Heart Condition
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Male mice prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy did better on milk-protein diet, study finds

  • Gene Plays Key Role in Stopping Spread of Some Cancers
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Certain tumors silence its ability to make metastatic cells commit suicide, study finds

  • Faulty Breast Stem Cells May Cause Tumors
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Finding could explain why cancer can recur after chemotherapy, study says

  • If Your Siblings Have Heart Disease, You May, Too
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Study finding should encourage people to control risk factors, experts say

  • Gene Test Could Spot Dangerous Heart Condition
    (22-Dec-2005)
    A number of genetic markers may help pinpoint long QT syyndrome

  • Researchers Unravel Sunlight-Skin Cancer Link
    (22-Dec-2005)
    UV-B rays tied to two forms of malignncy, but not melanoma

  • Glaucoma May Run in Families
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Siblings of people with the disease are at heightened risk, study finds

  • Gene-Coated Stents May Boost Healing
    (19-Dec-2005)
    The new technology could bring gene therapy to the inside of arteries

  • Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Ten percent of white breast cancer survivors carry the mutation, researchers say

  • Scientists Worm Out Fertility's Secrets
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Genetic insights from the roundworm could yield clues to human conception

  • Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?
    (16-Dec-2005)
    Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

  • Researchers Close in on Alcoholism Genes
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Study locates smokers' drinking-linked DNA on chromosome 4

  • Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

  • Scientists Discover New Skin Color Gene
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Research with zebrafish could help fight against melanoma, study suggests

  • Gene Boosts Risk of Tuberculosis
    (12-Dec-2005)
    People with active TB five times likelier to have this gene variation, study finds

  • Scientists Discover New Cellular Structures
    (07-Dec-2005)
    "GW bodies" seem to be key to gene regulation, researchers say

  • Dogged Research Reveals How Canines Run
    (07-Dec-2005)
    It comes on the heels of new research into the animal's genome

  • Parental Control Affects Teen's Depression
    (25-Nov-2005)
    Study found life events can also influence mood, regardless of genetics

  • Genes May Predict Childhood Cancer Prognosis
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Finding could help doctors treating neuroblastomas, researchers say

  • Male Preemie Babies at Higher Risk for Hypertension As Adults
    (21-Nov-2005)
    Odds are doubled for males born very early, study found

  • DNA Identification During Disasters Needs Improving
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Investigators involved in 9/11 say better system needed to sort things out

  • Scientists Face the Fear Gene
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

  • Genes Could Point to Lupus Severity
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Right now there's no good way of assessing who's most at risk, experts say

  • Melanoma Is More Than One Disease
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Prevention, treatment efforts should be targeted for specific types, study says

  • Gene Combo May Cut Statin Drugs' Effectiveness
    (14-Nov-2005)
    The mutations also occur more in blacks than whites, researchers say

  • Gene May Be Tied to Alcoholism
    (14-Nov-2005)
    It seems to govern how much a person needs to drink to feel high, researchers say

  • Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss
    (10-Nov-2005)
    Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

  • Appetite Suppressing Hormone Discovered
    (10-Nov-2005)
    But will the research with rodents prove useful for people?

  • Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

  • Genes May Influence Response to Brain-Tumor Treatments
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Study finding could lead to tailored therapies for individual patients

  • Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Mutation raises odds in women with strong family history, study finds

  • Researchers May Have Discovered Dyslexia Gene
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Finding could lead to earlier treatment of the reading disorder, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

  • Gene Profile Predicts Leukemia's Course
    (26-Oct-2005)
    Test may help doctors spot aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • HapMap Could Yield Genetic Clues to Many Diseases
    (26-Oct-2005)
    One researcher worries that some populations aren't represented, however

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Genetic Mutation
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Researchers found a third of children with mutation developed the disorder

  • Gene That Helps Control Heartbeat Found
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Could help against human arrhythmias, researchers say

  • 'Junk' DNA Has Evolutionary Value
    (19-Oct-2005)
    It plays key role in maintaining an organism's genetic integrity, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (18-Oct-2005)
    Study findings suggest genetic testing would be worthwhile, experts say

  • New Stem Cell Drug Gives Baby Second Chance
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Infant with rare genetic disorder recovers from Graft-Versus-Host Disease

  • New Antibiotic Could Fight Cholera
    (13-Oct-2005)
    Gene-targeted virstatin might also battle other lethal infections

  • Sound Sleepers May Have Genes to Thank
    (12-Oct-2005)
    Discovery could explain why some experience deeper slumber than others

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Reveal Fetal Health
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Early research points the way to safe, accurate prenatal screen

  • Wrigglers Yield Clues to Human Body Rhythms
    (06-Oct-2005)
    A worm gene could hold the key to important mammalian functions

  • 1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

  • Common Gene Variant May Help Spur Cancer
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Nearly 14 percent of Americans carry the TGFBR1*6A gene type, experts say

  • Gene Profiling May Improve Breast Cancer Care
    (03-Oct-2005)
    It spots those patients who'll respond best to specific therapies, experts say

  • Scientists Identify New Genetic Bone Disorder
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Family's inherited condition strips bone of its protective cartilage

  • Scientists Close in on the 'Daredevil' Gene
    (27-Sep-2005)
    A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors

  • Gene Raises Young Women's Stroke Risk
    (27-Sep-2005)
    The discovery could lead to a test and even treatment, researchers say

  • Questionnaire Helps Determine Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Survey of family and personal history pinpoints women who may need screening

  • Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

  • Genes May Predispose Some Men to High Blood Pressure
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Blacks seem to be especially susceptible, a new study suggests

  • Gene Defect Could Cause Colon Cancer
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Testing for the defect might pinpoint those at higher risk, researchers say

  • Familial Breast Cancer Doesn't Always Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Women without specific mutations face usual odds of ovarian malignancy, study finds

  • Scientists Spot New Breast Cancer Treatment Target
    (19-Sep-2005)
    A genetic pathway may encourage tumor recurrence, researchers report

  • Gene Linked to Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Discovery may lead to new drug therapies, researchers say

  • Experts Say No to Widespread Breast Cancer Gene Screening
    (16-Sep-2005)
    Only women with family history need tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2, panel concludes

  • More Research Needed Into Preemie Births
    (16-Sep-2005)
    March of Dimes experts say premature delivery up 30 percent since the 1980s

  • Katrina's Next Challenge: Identifying the Dead
    (15-Sep-2005)
    DNA matching will be put to the test, but time is an enemy

  • Genes Play Key Role in Elderly Fracture Risk
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Heredity especially important to first fracture in 60s, 70s, study finds

  • Human Brain Still Evolving
    (08-Sep-2005)
    Two recent gene mutations suggest our 'defining feature' is improving

  • Inflammation Clues Might Help Treat Trauma
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Serious injury sparks changes in thousands of genes, study shows

  • New Molecule Stops Cancer's Spread
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Clinical trial underway with leukemia patients, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Non-Breast Tumors in Men
    (01-Sep-2005)
    BRCA2 mutations up risks for other malignancies, study finds

  • Scientists Map Chimpanzee Genome
    (31-Aug-2005)
    Shows human DNA differs by just 3 percent, but that gap is already yielding scientific clues

  • Genetic Cause for Eye Disorder Uncovered
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Alteration in gene may cause extreme farsightedness, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Age-Related Blindness
    (22-Aug-2005)
    The discovery could aid in prevention and early diagnosis

  • Genes Predict Huntington's Disease Progression
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Discovery might help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Weight Linked to Breast Cancer in Women With Gene Mutation
    (20-Aug-2005)
    Losing 10 pounds cut the risk by 65 percent, study finds

  • New Method Identifies Asthma Attack Type
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Gene test is specific for virus-linked flare-ups, study finds

  • Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's
    (15-Aug-2005)
    In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

  • Gene Therapy Fights Deadly Brain Cancer
    (15-Aug-2005)
    In rats, treatment shrank glioblastoma multiforme tumors

  • Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Switching off one gene stopped estrogen-linked tumors in the lab

  • New Diabetes Gene Discovered
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Finding could help most of those with type 2 diabetes, researchers say

  • Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Switching off one gene stopped estrogen-linked tumors in the lab

  • Scientists ID Possible Cancer-Causing Gene
    (11-Aug-2005)
    The work involves fruit flies but could benefit people

  • Many Dads Unknowingly Raising Others' Kids
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Increase in paternity testing reveals 1 in 25 men raising children not their own, study says

  • Hispanic Women Have High Rates of Cancer Gene Mutations
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Researchers find 30 percent incidence of hereditary BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

  • 'Hangover' Gene Holds Clues to Alcoholism
    (10-Aug-2005)
    Finding in fruit flies may yield new treatments

  • Rice Genome Sequenced
    (10-Aug-2005)
    International team unlocks crop's genetic mysteries

  • Gene Therapy Prevents Blindness in Mice
    (10-Aug-2005)
    Condition leads to vision loss in 1 of every 5,000 boys, researchers say

  • Genes May Dictate How Exercise Benefits the Elderly
    (09-Aug-2005)
    But an active lifestyle pays dividends for all, researchers say

  • Dog Cloning Could Lead to Insights Into Human Disease
    (05-Aug-2005)
    But the benefits will take time to realize, experts predict

  • Rapid Scan Helps Diagnose Dangerous Childhood Cancer
    (04-Aug-2005)
    Researchers develop gene chip to aid neuroblastoma prognosis

  • Could Suspended Animation Combat Cancer?
    (04-Aug-2005)
    'Cellular senescence' might be used to put tumors to sleep, research suggests

  • Gene Mix May Contribute to Autism
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Certain combinations may be behind disorder, researchers find

  • My Genes Love Your Genes
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Common DNA may bring unrelated individuals together, study suggests

  • My Genes Love Your Genes
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Common DNA may bring unrelated individuals together, study suggests

  • Primate Gene Link Opens Up Eye Research
    (28-Jul-2005)
    Scientists can now work with monkeys to study macular degeneration

  • Genes Discovered That May Predict Breast Cancer Spread to Lungs
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Finding could one day help doctors better tailor therapy for patients, study says

  • Bitter Taste May Have Been a Lifesaver
    (26-Jul-2005)
    It soured early humans from tasting toxic food, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Risk Fine-Tuned
    (20-Jul-2005)
    Study finds which women with benign breast disease face greatest risk down the road

  • Virus-Based Cancer Research Heats Up
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Scientists use common cold bug to kill heated tumor cells

  • Gene May Cause Heart Valve Defect
    (18-Jul-2005)
    The mutation could drive aortic valve disease, researchers say

  • Getting a Jump on Cancer Genetics
    (15-Jul-2005)
    Scientists using 'jumping genes' to uncover tumor-linked mutations

  • Asthma, Allergy Genes May Ward Off Brain Tumors
    (15-Jul-2005)
    One mutation cut glioblastoma risk by 40 percent, study found

  • Scientists Find 'Hangover Gene'
    (14-Jul-2005)
    This mutation is no party, Japanese team say

  • Common Genetics Key to Fighting Deadly Parasites
    (14-Jul-2005)
    New insights into illnesses that threaten millions worldwide

  • Many U.S. Newborns Missing Key Tests
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Report finds 27 states fall short in screening infants for hidden disorders

  • Genes Take Some Blame for Poor Cholesterol
    (11-Jul-2005)
    Twins study finds similar responses from high-fat diets

  • Lorenzo's Oil Lives Up to Its Billing
    (11-Jul-2005)
    Treatment effective against genetic disorder called ALD, study finds

  • Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family
    (05-JUL-2005)
    Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

  • Scientists Hunt Genes Driving Lung Cancer
    (28-JUN-2005)
    A new technology is providing crucial information

  • Hispanics, Blacks at Raised Colon Cancer Risk
    (27-JUN-2005)
    U.S. minorities more prone to advanced disease than whites, study finds

  • Gene Therapy Improves Heart Stem Cell Treatment
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Tweaking a gene got rid of arrhythmia complication, researchers report

  • More DNA Damage to Older Men's Sperm
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Findings have implications for middle-aged, wanna-be dads

  • Genes May Extend Fertility in Some Women
    (21-JUN-2005)
    The findings might someday help all older women conceive

  • Race May Affect Early-Onset Lung Cancer
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Malignancy under age 50 twice as common in blacks vs. whites, study found

  • Little Distress From Alzheimer's Gene Test
    (20-JUN-2005)
    In study, even gene carriers said they'd recommend screening to others

  • Epilepsy, Schizophrenia May Share Genetic Link
    (17-JUN-2005)
    Individuals with one disorder are at increased risk for the other, study finds

  • Shyness May Be in the Genes
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Rodent study suggests 'junk DNA' influences behavior

  • Gene-Modified Virus Targets Tumor Cells
    (09-JUN-2005)
    It extended survival of patients with metastatic colon cancer

  • Science Finds New Class of Cancer Genes
    (08-JUN-2005)
    They have links to lymphomas, colorectal tumors

  • Gene Therapy Offers Promise Against Arthritis
    (08-JUN-2005)
    First human trial shows treatment safe for rheumatoid disease

  • Gene Clue May Lead to Epilepsy Treatments
    (07-Jun-2005)
    One mutation connects the condition to another movement disorder

  • Protein Measures Prostate Cancer's Severity
    (07-JUN-2005)
    A blood test could help doctors decide for or against surgery

  • Finding Right Target Still Tough With Gene Therapy
    (03-JUN-2005)
    Focus is on delivery systems that do the job without causing collateral damage

  • Finding Right Target Still Tough With Gene Therapy
    (03-JUN-2005)
    Focus is on delivery systems that do the job without causing collateral damage

  • Gene Signature Could Revolutionize Cancer Care
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Discovery should help doctors tailor treatment to specific tumor type

  • Early Environmental Exposure May Set Stage for Cancer
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Rat study found it triggered disease in those with genetic predisposition

  • Gene Could Cause Rare, Fatal Epilepsy
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Lafora disease may have its roots in a specific mutation

  • Protein Clue Could Help Fight Cancer
    (26-MAY-2005)
    ATF2 spurs DNA repair, potentially stopping malignant mutations

  • 'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

  • Was Ear Disorder's Link to Pregnancy a Nazi Plot?
    (20-MAY-2005)
    Researcher disproves age-old medical assumption with new findings

  • Genes May Influence Breast Milk Nutrition
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Some women naturally incorporate more nutrients in milk than others, study finds

  • Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

  • Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene
    (13-MAY-2005)
    The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

  • Health Tip: Testing for Cancer
    (12-MAY-2005)
    What you should know before you go

  • Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk
    (11-MAY-2005)
    Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

  • Gene Tied to Depression, Anxiety
    (09-MAY-2005)
    One variation may disrupt stress circuitry, researchers find

  • Silencing a Key Cancer Gene
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Technique suppresses mutations found in one-third of tumors

  • Gene Marker May Improve Lupus Care
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Sicker patients express certain genes at higher level, study finds

  • Gene Yields Clues to Chronic Kidney Disease
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Discovery may lead to treatments that prevent organ failure, study says

  • Cellular Antioxidant Extends Mice's Life Span
    (05-MAY-2005)
    This molecule can't be bought in a bottle, however

  • Genetic Testing Picks Up More HIV Infections
    (04-MAY-2005)
    It may detect 4 percent of missed cases, study suggests

  • Gene Screen Could Spot Those at Colon Cancer Risk
    (04-MAY-2005)
    About 2% of cases are linked to familial mutation, study finds

  • Father's Longevity Linked to Your Blood Pressure
    (03-MAY-2005)
    French researchers find hypertension higher in those whose fathers died young

  • Gene Therapy Trial Focuses on Leg Pain
    (29-APR-2005)
    The treatment could improve circulation without surgery, researchers hope

  • The Many Mysteries of Stem Cells
    (29-APR-2005)
    Emerging field befuddled by questions of science, ethics

  • Iron Overload Strikes All Races
    (27-APR-2005)
    Disease thought to affect mostly whites also found in Asians, Pacific Islanders

  • Genetic Defect Calls for Colon Cancer Screening
    (26-APR-2005)
    Risk lower in those with familial risk minus the mutation, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Drug Shows Lifesaving Promise
    (26-APR-2005)
    Experts hail news that Herceptin trials were halted early due to successful results

  • New Technique Helps Treat Tumors
    (26-APR-2005)
    Short bursts of intense ultrasound boost power of gene therapy to fight malignancies

  • Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment
    (25-APR-2005)
    Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

  • Gene Variant Yields Clues to Brain Cancer
    (22-APR-2005)
    Patients with specific variation survived nearly twice as long

  • Genes May Point to Aggressive Breast Cancers
    (22-APR-2005)
    New tool might someday help doctors tailor therapies to patients

  • Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Birth Defects
    (21-APR-2005)
    Adding the nutrient to wheat flour cut Chilean incidence in half

  • Compound Attacks Cancer on Two Fronts
    (20-APR-2005)
    FdUMP(10) is up to 400 times more powerful than conventional chemo

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Cancer Risk
    (20-APR-2005)
    Could be to blame for thyroid, colorectal, breast and other tumors, study says

  • Spit Tests May Someday Catch Cancer
    (19-APR-2005)
    Saliva analysis detected nine of 10 oral cancers in study

  • Pregnancy Hormone May Prevent Breast Cancer
    (19-APR-2005)
    Animal studies suggest hCG can lower a woman's risk

  • New Leukemia Drug Overcomes Gleevec Resistance
    (19-APR-2005)
    A study finds 90 percent of resistant CML patients responding to AMN107

  • Electricity Delivers Gene to Fight Melanoma
    (13-APR-2005)
    New trial will use mild shock to open skin pores, mobilize immune system

  • Black Women Less Apt to Get Breast Cancer Gene Test
    (12-APR-2005)
    Reasons for disparity not clear, but study suggests more education, outreach needed

  • A Molecular Explanation of Why Muscles Weaken With Age
    (11-APR-2005)
    Researchers offer distinctly nonmolecular solution: Exercise

  • Researchers Spot Proteins Key to Cancer's Spread
    (08-APR-2005)
    New high-tech method should help find other chemotherapy targets

  • Epstein-Barr Virus May Boost Lupus Risk in Blacks
    (07-APR-2005)
    Genetic differences can also play a role, study finds

  • Born to Run
    (04-APR-2005)
    Rat studies suggest endurance starts with the genes

  • Setting Up Cancer Cells for Destruction
    (30-MAR-2005)
    In new strategy, one drug makes tumors vulnerable to a second

  • Scientists Spot 'Early Bird' Gene
    (30-MAR-2005)
    It's responsible for a rare sleep anomaly, study finds

  • Web-Based Cancer Research Reaps Reward
    (29-MAR-2005)
    Online appeal to patients helps ID bone marrow cancer gene

  • Gene Heightens Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    (29-MAR-2005)
    It could someday pinpoint those most vulnerable, researchers say

  • Hair Today, Stem Cells Tomorrow
    (28-MAR-2005)
    Mouse whisker study shows follicle stem cells grow into brain cells

  • Health Tip: Your Risk of Getting Disease:
    (25-MAR-2005)
    Much of the odds is all in the family

  • Gene-Diet Link May Shield Some Men From Prostate Cancer
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Antioxidants from food especially helpful in 25% of men, study suggests

  • Genes Help Predict Sickle Cell Stroke Risk
    (21-MAR-2005)
    It's a big improvement on current tests, researchers say

  • Adult Stem Cells Can Produce Brain Cells
    (21-MAR-2005)
    In chick embryos, specific chemical environment brings results

  • Gene May Be New Cancer Treatment Target
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Blocking action of MTHFR gene shrank tumors in mice

  • Many Women Would Like to Pick Sex of Child
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Survey of infertile women finds equal preference for boys or girls, however

  • 'Inert' Female Chromosome May Be Active
    (16-MAR-2005)
    Finding points to unsuspected source of differences between men, women

  • Genetics Play Key Role in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Twins study finds common threads in developing disease, a leading cause of blindness

  • Gene-Silencing Technique Could Fight ALS
    (14-MAR-2005)

  • Genes May Link Breast Cancer in Africa, America
    (14-MAR-2005)
    Study finds similar disease pattern in black patients from both continents

  • Genes Linked to Smoking, Aggressive Behavior
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Specific DNA changes may alter behaviors, studies suggest

  • Gene Tied to Age-Related Vision Loss
    (10-MAR-2005)
    In many cases, a single mutation may be to blame

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Up Child Leukemia Risk
    (08-MAR-2005)
    But experts caution findings are far from conclusive

  • U.S. Panel Recommends Limiting Gene Therapy Trials
    (05-MAR-2005)
    Halted U.S. experiments should resume for children with no other option, FDA advisers say

  • C-section Preemies at Higher Childhood Asthma Risk
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Genes, biology make these children more prone to severe airway trouble

  • Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

  • Gene Mutation May Help Cause Alzheimer's
    (02-MAR-2005)
    It's only the second gene with proven links to late-onset disease

  • More Genetic Clues to Lung Cancer's Cause
    (01-MAR-2005)
    One mutation occurs more often in nonsmokers with the disease

  • Study Shows Snake Venom's Hisstory
    (28-FEB-2005)
    Toxins arise in reptiles' own tissues, researchers discover

  • Gene Insight May Improve Child Asthma Care
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Kids with worst cases display specific gene profile, researchers say

  • Second Gene Mutation Explains Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Two teams of researchers arrive at similar finding

  • Scientists Identify Stem Cell On/Off Switch
    (23-FEB-2005)
    One gene may tell skin stem cells to change, or stay as they are

  • New Clues to Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Second mutation in cancer cells may trigger resistance to Iressa, Tarceva

  • Collagen Defect May Trigger Osteoarthritis
    (21-FEB-2005)
    In mice, joints lacking a specific type got arthritis five times faster

  • Genes, Not Genitalia, Are Key to Gender
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Experts say more research, understanding needed for those of ambiguous sex

  • Genes Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Finding could help determine which women need aggressive treatment

  • Gene Linked to Heavy Metal Poisoning
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Discovery could someday lead to prevention or treatment

  • Single Gene Defect Could Drive Some Mental Illness
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Study suggests one mutation can give rise to conditions like schizophrenia

  • Heredity Plays a Role in Heart Artery Blockages
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Fatty deposits form in dangerous places for some families, study finds

  • New Tests Provide Clues to Fetal Health
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Maternal blood and amniotic fluid analysis can spot genetic problems

  • Reprogrammed HIV Can Hunt Down Cancer Cells
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Harmless form of the virus attacked malignancies in mice, says study

  • Gene Therapy Restores Hearing to Deaf Guinea Pigs
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for human deafness, researchers say

  • Genetically Modified Potato Carries Hep B Vaccine
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Discovery an alternative to inconvenient injections in developing world, study says

  • New Clue Predicts Breast Cancer Behavior
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Wound-healing activity may identify women at risk for disease spread

  • Gene May Spur Childhood Brain Cancer
    (09-FEB-2005)
    It's needed for brain development but doesn't switch off, study finds

  • Gene Variant Ups Osteoporosis Risk
    (08-FEB-2005)
    One in five may carry the estrogen-linked mutation

  • Researchers Fish for Clues to Cancerous Moles
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Study in zebrafish yields genetic answers

  • Puberty Starts With a 'KiSS'
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Gene awakens reproductive system at right time, researchers report

  • Sweet Gene Steers Kids Away From Vegetables
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Bitter-tasting foods a tough, but necessary, sell for these youngsters

  • Genes May Drive Child Obesity
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Children likely to be overweight at 6 if mom is, too

  • Research Finds New Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Two studies clarify role of specific protein

  • Genetics May Drive MS Gender Gap
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Gene variant could explain why women more prone to multiple sclerosis

  • Gene Defect Linked to Familial Nerve Disorder
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Mutation may cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

  • New Advance in Gene Therapy for Cancer
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Special virus spares healthy cells

  • Biology May Keep Couch Potatoes Supine
    (27-JAN-2005)
    Genetic predisposition to sit can pack on pounds, study suggests

  • Scientists ID New Form of Muscular Dystrophy
    (26-JAN-2005)
    Caused by a gene mutation, it develops in middle age

  • Compound Might Aid Leukemia Patients Resistant to Gleevec
    (26-JAN-2005)
    Human trials could begin by middle of year, researcher says

  • Genetic Technique Bolsters Immune Cells to Battle Cancer
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Scientists prompted them to aggressively attack malignancies

  • Genes May Influence Weight Gain in Adults
    (25-JAN-2005)
    for about 50% of change in body mass index

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

  • 'Alzheimer's Gene' Affects Even Healthy Seniors
    (24-JAN-2005)
    Causes problems with prospective memory, researchers discover

  • New Hope for HIV Treatment
    (21-JAN-2005)
    Artificial HIV gene may help in development of protective vaccine

  • Poor Physical Performance Linked to Heart Risk
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Rats bred to have low exercise capacity have more risk factors

  • Faulty DNA Repair Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Points to increased susceptibility in those with family history of disease

  • Procedure Helps Couple Avoid Having Baby With Rh Disease
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis skirts danger of blood imcompatibility condition

  • Key Cancer Gene Discovered
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Scientists identify gene that controls other cancer-causing genes

  • Key Cancer Gene Discovered
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Scientists identify gene that controls other cancer-causing genes

  • Combo Treatment Slows Cancer Cell Growth
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Could become effective therapy against cells that keep proliferating

  • Poor Visual Memory May Signal Alzheimer's
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Second study shows gene therapy may provide new treatment for neurological disease

  • Researchers Zero In on Genetic Link to Parkinson's
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Mutation may cause 5 percent of cases in people with family history of the disease

  • New Gene Principle Changes the Rules
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for many diseases

  • Depression Intensifies From One Generation to the Next
    (12-JAN-2005)
    Children with family history more than twice as likely to develop mood disorders, study finds

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Breast Cancer
    (10-JAN-2005)
    Lab study finds main ingredient suppresses important cancer gene

  • Genes a Key Factor in Avoiding HIV
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Study finds great variation between, within racial groups

  • Gray Hair Shares Genetic Root With Melanoma
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Study finds genes that lead to both

  • Genes Influence Lung Cancer Risk
    (21-DEC-2004)
    But smoking still plays dominant role, researchers add

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Heart Beating
    (20-DEC-2004)
    They acted like pacemaker in animal trials

  • Gene Family May Be to Blame for Lupus
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Finding might lead to more tailored treatments for patients, researchers say

  • Gene Therapy Beats 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Four children with disorder recover immune functioning

  • Gene Therapy Beats 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Four children with disorder recover immune functioning

  • New Details on Parkinson Gene Outlined
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Information could lead to development of new drugs

  • Genetic Test Helps Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (10-DEC-2004)
    But at least one expert says it's not ready for widespread use

  • Scientists Complete Chicken Genome
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Could help in development of flu vaccines, researchers say

  • Certain Immune Genes Key in Fighting HIV
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Scientists discover one that evolves quickly to battle virus

  • Month of Birth Influences MS Risk
    (07-DEC-2004)
    Those born in May face highest risk, while those born in November face lowest, study says

  • Women's Stroke Risk Tied to Family History
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Stroke in parent or sibling doubled the risk

  • Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide
    (24-NOV-2004)
    A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

  • Genetic Interplay Controls Prostate Cancer Growth
    (23-NOV-2004)
    A complex picture of three key genes emerges from a mouse study

  • Risks Outlined for Women With Breast Cancer Gene
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Recurrence unlikely in affected breast after lumpectomy, study finds

  • Researchers Closing In On 'Death Clock' Gene
    (17-NOV-2004)
    It holds important clues to both cancer and aging

  • Scientists Unlocking Lymphoma's Secrets
    (17-NOV-2004)
    Follicular lymphoma is a killer, but findings offer new hope

  • Genes May Give Some a Taste for Alcohol
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Could interact with other factors to determine risk of drinking problem

  • New Gene Link to 'Bubble Boy' Disease Found
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment

  • Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies
    (15-NOV-2004)
    But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

  • Master Gene Guards Lungs Against Cigarette Smoke
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Finding could shed light on why some are more susceptible than others

  • Scientists Find Key to Gene Therapy
    (10-NOV-2004)
    In mice, silencing RNA cut cholesterol nearly in half

  • Scientists Find Key to Gene Therapy
    (10-NOV-2004)
    In mice, silencing RNA cut cholesterol nearly in half

  • Knowing Why Grandpa Died May Save You
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Government urges Americans to know their family medical history

  • Knowing Why Grandpa Died May Save You
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Government urges Americans to know their family medical history

  • Nicotine Addiction Gene Identified
    (04-NOV-2004)
    Brain work on mice might help smokers quit

  • Researchers Identify Another Possible Parkinson's Gene
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, scientists say

  • Genes Determine Severity of Osteoporosis
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Mutations leave some less prone to fractures, study finds

  • Genetic Link in Heart Valve Disease Deaths Found
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Study finds up to 2.5 times the risk if relative died of it

  • Scientists Find Key to Iron Disorders
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Discovery might help treat anemia, hemochromatosis

  • Virulent Parasite Yields Genetic Secrets
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Cryptosporidium decoding could prevent illness, bioterrorism

  • Virulent Parasite Yields Genetic Secrets
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Cryptosporidium decoding could prevent illness, bioterrorism

  • Genetic Link to Down Syndrome Gets Murkier
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Mouse study finds disorder isn't tied to just one chromosome

  • Gene Passed by Mom Tied to Metabolic Syndrome
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Cells' energy factories raise blood pressure, cholesterol

  • Gene Variant Offers Asthma Protection
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Not having it increases odds of having breathing disorder

  • Way to Treat Rare Genetic Disease Found
    (19-OCT-2004)
    May help treat disorder that destroys neurological, immune systems

  • Way to Treat Rare Genetic Disease Found
    (19-OCT-2004)
    May help treat disorder that destroys neurological, immune systems

  • Genetic Events May Cause Deadly Childhood Cancer
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Finding may provide targets for new treatments

  • Scientists Find Molecular Key to Hearing
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Say it's the final link to understanding mysterious sense

  • Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

  • Support Groups Help With Breast Cancer Fears
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Women with genetic mutations find solace in sharing fears with others

  • Genetic Clue to Preeclampsia Found
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Finding could help doctors spot trouble in pregnancy early

  • Genes Linked to Sinusitis
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Discovery might lead to new treatments for this common respiratory problem, researchers say

  • Smoking Ups Chances of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Habit increases risk in people with genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease

  • Stem Cell Molecules Repair Genetic Damage
    (07-OCT-2004)
    They sent signals that fixed damaged heart cells in mice, study says

  • Gene Tells Plants How to Weather Tough Times
    (04-OCT-2004)
    Finding may help scientists engineer types that thrive in drought conditions

  • Sibling Heart Attack a Sign You're at Risk, Too
    (04-OCT-2004)
    Aggressive steps should be taken to lower that risk, study finds

  • Gene Tells Plants How to Weather Tough Times
    (04-OCT-2004)
    Finding may help scientists engineer types that thrive in drought conditions

  • Genetic Mutations Bump Up BMI
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Changes in gene that regulates body weight can play part in obesity

  • Test Predicts Success of Brain Cancer Drug
    (29-SEP-2004)
    Genetic screen shows which patients benefit from temozolomide

  • Trial Therapy May Fight Genetic Disorders
    (28-SEP-2004)
    Gene, stem cell combination rebuild damaged livers in mice

  • Trial Therapy May Fight Genetic Disorders
    (28-SEP-2004)
    Gene, stem cell combination rebuild damaged livers in mice

  • Genes Boost Fish Oils' Effect Against Breast Cancer
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Women whose bodies do poor job of eliminating oils get most health benefit

  • Gene Therapy Studied for Alzheimer's
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Delivers nerve growth factor to damaged neurons

  • Legionnaire's Germ Yields Genetic Code
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts hope it leads to better treatments, even a vaccine

  • Family Histories Can Help Combat Cancer
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Even 'self-reported' accounts are valuable, study says

  • Scientists Shut Off Leukemia Gene in Mice
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Hope new drugs target molecule that control cancer-cell survival

  • MRI Top Breast-Screening Test for High-Risk Women
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Finds more tumors in those genetically prone, study finds

  • Gene May be Linked to Alcoholism and Depression
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Finding could help identify those at risk of either condition

  • Proteins May Treat Parkinson's
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Rat study shows gene therapy prevented degeneration of nerve cells in brain

  • New Clues About Prostate Cancer
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Mice without tumor suppressor gene develop condition similar to early stage disease

  • DNA Fragments Kill Melanoma Cells
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Finding may lead to new treatments for deadly form of skin cancer

  • DNA Fragments Kill Melanoma Cells
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Finding may lead to new treatments for deadly form of skin cancer

  • Gene May Boost Dementia Risk in Drinkers
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Problem for those with mutation tied to Alzheimer's

  • Single Protein a Key Player in Skin Cancer
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Stat3 sets disease development in motion, researchers find

  • Test Predicts Course of Rare Leukemia
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Finding could lead the way to more targeted CLL treatment

  • Gene-Altered 'Super' Mice Are Super Athletes
    (25-AUG-2004)
    But their new powers could lead to muscle damage

  • Body Asymmetry Tied to Aggression
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Lashing out more common if one ear or finger is larger

  • Gene Tied to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
    (24-AUG-2004)
    Patients with mutation respond to newest drugs, study says

  • New Genetic Mutations Linked to SIDS
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Study reports on discovery of 11 different ones, all related to autonomic nervous system

  • Taking Measure of Cancer Drugs
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Gene screen gauges patient response to treatment, researchers say

  • Separate Genes Responsible for Drinking, Alcoholism
    (18-AUG-2004)
    New research finds there are some genes that affect one but not the other

  • Scientists Close In on Cleft Palate Genes
    (18-AUG-2004)
    First-ever mutation clearly linked to increased risk for the common birth defect

  • Osteoarthritis Runs in Families
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Siblings of those with joint condition in knees more likely to have same trouble

  • Gene Mutation May Explain Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outlook
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Black women four times more likely to have alteration in tumor suppressor gene

  • New Allergy Vaccine Shows Promise
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Genetically modified pollen does the trick for sufferers

  • Scientists Find Inflammation-Cancer Link
    (05-AUG-2004)
    Manipulating gene can cut tumor risk, study says

  • Finding Could Cut Need for Kids' Liver Transplants
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Inflammatory genes behind most common cause of disease

  • Two Genes May Fuel Cocaine Addiction
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Removing them caused withdrawal symptoms in mice

  • Genes for Leukemia Drug Resistance Identified
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Finding called important step in search for childhood cancer cure

  • 'Smart' Gene Therapy Limits Heart Attack Damage
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Therapeutic gene has sensor that detects oxygen deprivation in cardiac tissue

  • Gene Mutations Behind Some Brain Cancers
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Two areas of one gene susceptible in five forms of disease, study finds

  • 'Smart' Gene Therapy Limits Heart Attack Damage
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Therapeutic gene has sensor that detects oxygen deprivation in cardiac tissue

  • Francis Crick Hailed as Scientific Pioneer
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Co-authored paper that unveiled DNA as the blueprint of life

  • Francis Crick Hailed as Scientific Pioneer
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Co-authored paper that unveiled DNA as the blueprint of life

  • Acne Bacteria Genome Decoded
    (29-JUL-2004)
    May lead to development of new treatments for skin disorder

  • MRI Spots Breast Tumors in High-Risk Women
    (28-JUL-2004)
    It beats mammography, but isn't advised for women at normal risk

  • Helping Breast Cancer Patients Make Tough Choices
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Computer programs, charts can help, but they're no substitute for counseling

  • Color Recognition Not Innate
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Ability to discern hues develops after birth, animal study suggests

  • Solving the Mystery of Huntington's Disease
    (23-JUL-2004)
    Researchers find link between competing theories of brain damage

  • Genetic Role Seen in Chief Cause of Blindness
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Mutations tied to age-related macular degeneration

  • Something's Fishy About Store-Bought Red Snapper
    (20-JUL-2004)
    Most supermarket 'snapper' is other species, DNA tests reveal

  • Gene Linked to Some SIDS Deaths
    (19-JUL-2004)
    Identifying specific disorder explains the unexplainable

  • New Genetic Link to Type 1 Diabetes Found
    (15-JUL-2004)
    Mutation of immune system gene contributes disease, study finds

  • Genetic Privacy Needs Protection
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Genome databases open to hackers, report says

  • Genetic Privacy Needs Protection
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Genome databases open to hackers, report says

  • Gene Therapy Offers Alternative to Heart Drugs
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Could sidestep side effects of calcium channel blockers

  • Being Double-Jointed May Protect Your Joints
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Less likely to suffer osteoarthritis in fingers