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 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.
A new study found that the Y chromosomes are degenerating gradually across many species of mammals.
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.
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.
Consistent exercise can change the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates.
Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells.
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.
For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.
Scientists have developed a quick genetic test that can diagnose a large range of rare muscle and nerve diseases with near perfect accuracy.
The idea that food delivers important messages to our genome is the focus of a field known as nutrigenomics.
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.