The experiment was made on a 44-year-old man in an effort to permanently change his DNA to cure a debilitating disease called Hunter syndrome.
A team of U.S. and South Korean scientists correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos.
Researchers in China have engineered monkeys to develop symptoms associated with autism in the hope that scientists can find a treatment for the condition in humans.
Based on a study that posits that the children of Holocaust survivors may inherit genes altered by their parents' trauma, Megan Collins' poem beautifully ponders how to live with the tragic fact that "blood remembers blood."
This could be the stuff of a scientific breakthrough: A research team out of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has published a study that points to the possibility that trauma sustained by one generation can actually be passed down, in a sense, to children and maybe even farther down the genetic chain.
A study suggests that a student's weakness in one academic subject over others is likely caused by environmental factors, such as teaching.
Two-thirds of all cancers diagnosed in adults are caused by random mutation during the ordinary process of stem cell division, while the rest are down to genetic inheritance and lifestyle, researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found.
A new laboratory technique enables biologists to "edit" the genetic makeup of entire species for purposes ranging from the benevolent to the nefarious, with the "potential to cause ecological mayhem," Antonio Regalado reports in MIT Technology Review.
A new study, which the researchers themselves are calling "unusual," posits that friends share more genetic markers than do strangers.