The genes in question are related to interferons, the body's frontline virus fighters. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity.
According to a new study, 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures from the Ediacaran period share genes with today's animals, including humans.
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300 specific genetic variations that affect the structure of the grey matter.
New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain the evolution.
Boy and girl twins in Brisbane, Australia, have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic, twins in the world - and the first to be identified by doctors during pregnancy.
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease.
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies—twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
This is the result of research conducted with over 220,000 individuals. For the first time the researchers identified two genetic variants for finding meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness.