People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene.
A gene studied in fruit flies, and shared by humans, is activated leading to an increased lifespan.
Parasitic plants and their hosts may use genetic information as a language. Continue reading →
Spouses may be more genetically similar than individuals randomly paired, reports a new study. Continue reading →
Certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism.
Some 24 centuries after the ancient Greek father of medicine taught his students under an Oriental plane tree, scientists say they have the tree's genetic blueprint.
By deleting a single gene, researchers at Yale University were able to reduce obesity in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20 percent. Continue reading →
A small percentage of neanderthal genes provided a significant boost to human health.