Will a gene bring healthful blessings or the curse of disease? It may depend on whether it is inherited from mom or dad, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Churchgoers have been found to have lower rates of drinking and smoking than those who spend their Sundays elsewhere.
Nine-year-old Corey Haas can ride his bike alone now, thanks to an experimental gene therapy that has boosted his fading vision with a single treatment.
Men with a rare disorder in which they carry extra female genes can still have children if they undergo a surgical procedure for collecting their sperm, according to a new study.
Scientists working in seven countries announced on Sunday they had uncovered variants of three genes which play a role in Alzheimer's, a discovery that should throw open many new avenues for tackling this tragic, mind-killing disease.
Researchers have found a gene that when blocked can keep mice from becoming obese, even if they consume a high-fat diet, new research released Thursday found.
After six years of research and genome comparisons, a Taiwanese research team has found recently that three genetic loci, or positions on a chromosome, are associated with severe obesity in ethnic Chinese.
Scientists have discovered a gene that helps a mother and daughter stay alert on about six hours sleep a night, two hours less than the rest of their family needs.
British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time, an accomplishment they say may someday help infertile men father children.
Work or personal stress may make you want to pull your hair out, but it's cellular stress that actually turns it gray, a new study has found.