If you are in a loving relationship with someone, you may have grandma to blame.
Certain genetic components may ultimately influence our weight. Yes. That's true. However, we shouldn't let a preference toward a "pear shape," let's say, or heavier family members determine how much we're going to eat in the future.
There may be a new way to clean millions of acres of land contaminated by explosives: plants. Biologists believe that they may be able to create a plant that can help "soak up" TNT with enhanced TNT tolerance.
For the first time ever, scientists have mapped all of the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilized human egg.
There may be a gene that causes nearsightedness, but only in people who spent a lot of their childhood reading.
It turns out that there may be a "master switch" that controls obesity.
Scientists have resurrected a black-footed ferret, a critically endangered species, using frozen semen from a ferret that had been dead for about 20 years.
Fruit flies are very smart insects. When they're attacked by parasites or bacteria, they produce offspring with greater genetic variability-increasing chances of survival when faced with dangerous pathogens in the future ahead. The findings suggest that parents may purposefully alter the genotypes o...
New findings published in the journal Neurology reveal that a liver drug could help to slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Researchers found that the drug ursodeoxycholic acid, which is used to decrease acids that are involved in liver disease, could address a mutation of the LRRK2 gene, ...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the unforgettable actor and comedian's death, Robin Williams.
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Scientists have found that there's more to it than that, and a new study reveals what parts of the brain account for individual talent and what parts of the brain are activated through training.