Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.
After analyzing the genetics of actual tumors, researchers say they are now closing in on the causes of cancer and how to cure it.
In the latest piece of the nature versus nurture puzzle, a new study finds that political beliefs may be influenced by both your genetics and the environment you were raised in.
It isn’t just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and “evolutionary biology” Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, “Like a Boss”.
Although poor food choices and lack of exercise are often blamed for the childhood obesity epidemic, researchers say a genes may share the blame.
A scientist who is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine will be speaking about a new research enterprise he has started in Dallas.
Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely to face.