A new analysis of DNA sequences suggests the Native American founding population that migrated from Siberia consisted of approximately 250 people.
A major new analysis reveals for the first time the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, and that the disease might be preventable.
Lurking quietly in the deep dark jungles of New Guinea are a group of lizards who share a rather striking feature: green blood. It’s a rare trait for vertebrates to have, but new insights into this strange blood could lead to innovative medical treatments.
Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But new research shows that organs, other than the brain, also change at the onset of the disease.
The Allen Institute for Cell Science has launched the first predictive and comprehensive, 3D model of a live human cell.
Scientists have discovered the first example of a gene that is only found in one sex, and provides protection against cancers including an aggressive form of leukaemia.
Not only are tumours are different from one another, but there can even be genetic differences within a single tumour.
MIT researchers have discovered, for the first time, the factors that determine whether a DNA knot moves along the strand or “jams” in place.
The link between cancer mutations and DNA repair mechanisms has been well established. However, the specific origins of the mutation in these essential pathways have remained enigmatic. Now, researchers have used human and worm data to explore the mutational causes of cancer.
The National Insitute of Health is finally launching All of Us, a huge research study with the aim of making precision medicine available to people of all backgrounds. But will people give up their data?
There are many different techniques for DNA and RNA amplification. By far the most common method, however, is the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This simple guide will tell you everything you need to know about PCR.
Researchers have identified a protein critical for the aggressiveness of T-cell leukaemia, a subtype of leukaemia that afflicts children and adults.
Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer has a smarter strategy than that.