Marijuana Use Linked to Epigenetic Changes

Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new study found. Although multiple states have legalized marijuana, the health consequences of marijuana use are not well understood.

Scientists solve the genetic puzzle of sex-related Y chromosome

Scientists have taken an important step forward in understanding the human genome - our genetic blueprint - by fully deciphering the enigmatic Y chromosome present in males, an achievement that could help guide research on infertility in men.

Disappearing Y chromosomes may pave way for new human species

A new study found that the Y chromosomes are degenerating gradually across many species of mammals.

Scientists announce rough draft of human pangenome

To build the pangenome, scientists used data from the 1000 Genomes Project, which included participants from across ethnic groups. The development is a landmark in genomics.

CRISPR Protects Bacteria From Invading Viruses in an Unexpected Way

Recent studies show that the famous gene-editing tool does more in bacteria than just spot DNA for chopping up; it coordinates with other proteins to bulk up defenses against invading viruses as well.

Scientists create mice from two fathers

A new study proves same-sex reproduction in mice is possible, raising the distant possibility of using the same technique for people.

Education Seems to Protect The Gut

The team pooled data from 766,345 people that had been involved in genome-wide association studies and found correlation between factors like education and higher intelligence and lower risk of certain gut disorders.

Twin study links exercise to beneficial epigenetic changes

Consistent exercise can change the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates. 

New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

World's largest autism study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

The study used whole genome sequencing to examine the entire genomes of over 7,000 individuals with autism. The team found 134 genes linked with ASD and discovered a range of genetic changes.

Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Engineer A Mouse

  • 12 Sep 2022

For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.

A Single Genetic Test Can Accurately Diagnose 25 Rare Diseases Faster Than Ever

  • 19 Aug 2022

Scientists have developed a quick genetic test that can diagnose a large range of rare muscle and nerve diseases with near perfect accuracy.

What You Eat Has The Power to Reprogram Your Genes

The idea that food delivers important messages to our genome is the focus of a field known as nutrigenomics.

Scientists identify human genes that fight COVID-19

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.

We're surprisingly similar to Earth's first animals

According to a new study, 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures from the Ediacaran period share genes with today's animals, including humans.