Researchers from the Mayo Clinic recommends genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients as the new standard of care, after finding six genetic mutations in patients with no family history of the disease.
New research has identified nearly 5,000 previously unknown genes, 1,178 of which are believed to code for proteins, raising the estimate of coding genes from 20,000 to 21,000.
When it comes to understanding what makes people tick—and get sick—medical science has long assumed that the bigger the sample of human subjects, the better. New research suggests this big data approach may be wildly off the mark.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute has provided evidence and made recommendations for an inquiry by the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee into an immigration system that works for science and innovation, following Brexit.
A new DNA synthesis technique that mimics natural DNA replication could make it possible to create a new gene in a single day, according to new research.
The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.
Gold can be used to make jewellery, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.
The Swiss drugmaker has clearly noticed the genomic profiling group’s ability to personalise cancer care, now that it will take complete ownership of the company.
The HPV vaccine is working to reduce the risk of cervical cancer, according to a new study.
The European Society of Human Genetics heard about the real world advantages to diagnosis and healthcare costs on Sunday.
Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7% of patients with advanced disease. This subset of tumours was responsive to immunotherapy treatment.
DNA is often referred to as the blueprint of life, however, scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA code at random.
Elizabeth Holmes, Founder of disgraced biotech Theranos, and her former COO, Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, have been indicted with alleged wire fraud schemes in the state of California.
A large study has found that knowing your genetic risk for various diseases makes people switch to healthier lifestyles, and stick to them.
A 557 base DNA switch that turns female embryos into males has been located on the Y chromosome.