For those planning to become parents, advances in sequencing technologies could make preconception carrier screening more useful by looking at a much broader set of genes.
Scientists have located sections of DNA that appear to play a role in controlling whether an individual’s skin burns or tans, which has laid the groundwork for genetic tests that could predict people’s responses to sunlight.
Researchers have learned that artificial intelligence resembles the working of a human brain, opening up new possibilities to test how the brain works.
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.
Most people don’t like going to the doctor. That’s why Theodoros Zanos, a researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is working on a technology that might one day be able to listen to, and decode the body’s electrical signals, catching warning signs of illness.
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.
Researchers are trying to boost the effectiveness of cancer-killing viruses to treat conditions, including brain tumours.
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.