A new study reveals that healthy people harbour mutations in their mitochondrial DNA and explains how cases of severe mitochondrial disease can appear unexpectedly in previously unaffected families.
As a part of an effort to understand what health issues might be particular to people in the Nevada region, The Healthy Nevada Project is planning to sequence the DNA of 40,000 Nevadans.
When deprived of sleep, some people are able to cope and respond much better than others. Why is that?
Research shows that chemical messages from bacteria can change the location of key chemical markers throughout the human genome. By communicating in this way, the bacteria may help to fight infections and to prevent cancer.
Dr. Elhaik’s recent work includes the development of the GPS technology that identifies and dates the origin of genomes and promotes a new understanding of cot death and mental disorders. This is what a typical day looks like for him in his own words.
It has been widely reported that bacteria will evolve to render antibiotics mostly ineffective by mid-century—and current strategies to make up for the projected shortfalls haven’t worked.
Independent of their identical genes, identical twins share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
When a hepatitis C treatment called Harvoni was released in 2014, Dr. Ronald Cirillo knew it was a big deal.
First functioning human muscle grown from induced pluripotent stem cells holds promise for cellular therapies, drug discovery and studying rare diseases.
Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic.
Researchers have created a method for implanting hundreds of thousands of insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters into diabetes patients to help manage the disease.