A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to help them fend off HIV infection, is also associated with a 21% increase in mortality in later life.
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.
Research funded by NASA has led to the creation of an entirely new flavor of the DNA double helix, one that has an additional four nucleotide bases. It's being called hachimoji DNA.
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease.
New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they've been using the drug.
"In contrast to what most researchers and clinicians are saying, we are seeing more and more evidence that it is in fact epigenetics, and not DNA mutations, that drives a whole range of early cancers.
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.
Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched on Monday by his children.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new technique that can leave out particular sections of a gene, essentially 'skipping' them. New method, called CRISPR-SKIP, could be used to control how genes are expressed and regulated.
International research team has identified more than 1,200 genes linked to educational attainment. With more than 1.1 million participants from 15 countries, the study is among the largest human genetics studies to date.
A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases—and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself.