New research identifies another gene—beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations—that may have an effect on breast cancer, one associated with the body’s circadian rhythm.
Not only are tumours are different from one another, but there can even be genetic differences within a single tumour.
After 10 years of research, a team of Taiwanese scientists have identified a gene that plays a major role in triggering metastasis of cancer cells.
A new chemotherapy regime has proved to shrink tumours twice as fast as in normal methods in patients with aggressive breast cancer carrying a faulty BRCA gene, according to a clinical trial.
Color Genomics unveils its plan to give people a peek into their genetic risk, by offering a test for hereditary cancer and high cholesterol. But, they are offering more than just that.
There are fears that CRISPR could be used by criminals to clear their names from forensic databases or evade detection, as access to the technique becomes more widely available.
Not all of your genome needs to be active at any given time. Scientists have identified proteins that target specific DNA regions to keep genetic material under control.
Much of medicine is about information — the data that helps doctors make the right choices about our treatment. So how will the revolution in big data impact complex healthcare systems like the NHS?
Researchers have revealed an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10- to 100-fold faster than previous devices.
Geisinger Health System CEO, Dr. David Feinberg reveals health system’s pioneering precision health efforts will be recommended to every patient.
Cryptographic system could enable ‘crowdsourced’ genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.
One of the world’s largest research-funding charities is using its reputation for the greater good, by cracking down on harassment and bullying.
A new cell-based medicine is offering hope for children suffering from incurable nerve tissue cancer, posing a dilemma for investors.
The body is naturally geared to assimilate energy from the food we eat and store it as fat until it is needed. But now, researchers have managed to inhibit the body’s ability to store fat.
MIT researchers have discovered, for the first time, the factors that determine whether a DNA knot moves along the strand or “jams” in place.