White blood cells may alert other cells to threats by spraying out some of their DNA. This unexpected warning system could hasten the body’s response to pathogens.
New study published in Nature has provided compelling evidence that acetaldehyde; a breakdown product of ethanol could cause dramatic damage to DNA and an increased risk of cancer.
Black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, according to a new study.
23andMe have announced a large-scale study designed to uncover the genetic reasons why people respond differently to diet and exercise regimes.
Eating Less Chocolate in 2018? You Might Want to Reconsider as Your Favourite Treat Could Be Extinct by 2050
If your New Year’s Resolution was to give up chocolate, you might find it easier to do it in 2050, when scientists suspect chocolate may go extinct.
Unless, that is, gene-editing scientists manage to save it.
A drug developed for type 2 diabetes has “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now want to test it on humans.
It seems there’s some work to do as the “vast majority” of NHS doctors are “not up to speed” with modern genetic techniques that can transform patients’ survival chances, a Government adviser has warned.
Women diagnosed with restless leg syndrome had a 43% higher likelihood of death due to cardiovascular disease during a ten-year period, in new study.
The spread of some STI’s could potentially be dramatically reduced by instructing people to take antibiotics within 24 hours after unprotected sex.
Roughly 3% of the population have drug receptors that are so genetically different, they are more likely to have altered or adverse reactions to medicines.
Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep, and others less, than most.