A genetic marker which makes some people more likely to be hooked on cigarettes could also allow them to drink their friends under the table by dampening their body's response to alcohol, according to a study published Monday.
Scientists have discovered a more efficient way of building a synthetic genome that could one day enable them to create artificial life, according to a study released Wednesday.
Rogue clinics around the world may be exploiting hope and ignorance by offering unproven stem cell therapies, a group of stem cell experts said in a report released on Wednesday.
Four genetic variations appear to determine the speed at which people burn up food, researchers said on Thursday, a finding that could one day see doctors offer their patients more individual care.
A gene-based test can predict how patients will respond to treatment for a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a study found.
Doctors may soon be able to diagnose inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia and sickle cell anemia in fetuses by simply testing a blood sample taken from the mother.
Australia's kangaroos are genetically similar to humans and may have first evolved in China, Australian researchers said on Tuesday.
Genetically-modified maize can affect reproduction in mice, an Austrian study has found, although its authors have dismissed warnings by environmental groups that it could also harm humans.
A men's lobby group in Australia objected Tuesday to a planned law making it an offense to sneak a sample of hair or saliva from a child for a DNA paternity test.
A newly-discovered genetic flaw may lay the nervous system open to assault from the body's own immune system, leading to multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published Sunday.