Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.
Gene sequencing of Galapagos Island finches first studied by Charles Darwin have found the birds have a traceable evolutionary history going back two million years.
British scientists said they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.
US scientists said they've found no genetic secrets shared between a group of 17 supercentenarians, or those who have lived beyond 110.
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Scientists said they had pinpointed nearly 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in researc.
Scientists said they had identified six genetic variants linked to glaucoma, a discovery that should help earlier diagnosis and better treatment.
Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study found.
51 million tons of radioactive wastes are kept at the storage facility for uranium-containing wastes of Koshkar-Ata chemical plant near Aktau.
Scientists said Monday they had used a new-generation gene sequencing technique to select a viable embryo for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) that yielded a healthy baby boy.
A gene scorecard may one day help predict which youngsters are likely to grow out of childhood asthma and which will have the disease in adulthood.
Naturally occurring human gene sequences cannot be patented but artificially created DNA can be.
Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease.
Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin, the frontline drug against the disease.
The US Supreme Court heard the most high-profile genetics case in history on Monday, as justices considered whether private firms should be allowed to patent human genes linked to breast cancer.
African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it.
Lack of sleep has a potentially harmful effect on gene expression, according to a study out Tuesday that sheds light on the link between sleep deficits and a wide range of health conditions.
Gene detectives on Sunday said they had pinpointed how a hospital superbug arose in North America in the early 2000s and spread to Europe before becoming a source of global concern.
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