Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, microRNAs, chromosomes, inheritance and evolution.
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Conditions that can cause muscle wasting include muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Treatment may include dietary changes and exercise. Learn more here.
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective.
People with polydactyly — who have more than five fingers per hand — have better dexterity and rewired brains that can control these extra digits.
New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors.
There is a stigma attached to gout, and it tends to be linked to heavy drinking and a bad diet. Here, we explore that stigma and the truth about gout.
Leukemia is a genetic condition, but in most cases, it is not hereditary. In this article, we explore the links between leukemia and family history, genetics, and lifestyle and environmental factors.
Muscle atrophy can occur due to poor nutrition, age, and genetics. Symptoms vary, and treatment may include physical therapy, functional electric stimulation, or surgery. Learn more about muscle atrophy here.
A new study connects high blood levels of 'bad' cholesterol with the presence of early-onset Alzheimer's. The link, the authors suggest, could be causal.