Snowflake the gorilla gained notoriety for being the only known albino of his species.
"Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are commonly available and cost-effective medications, may exert cancer-preventing effects by lowering mutation rates," said Carlo Maley, PhD, a member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an expert on how cancers evolve in the body over time.
Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals they study, as disputes roil among those using genetics to understand dog domestication.
The Supreme Court came to a landmark decision on Thursday ruling that the discovery of gene sequences is not patentable.
A team of researchers including clinicians and scientists have made an important step forward in search of the mechanisms underlying increased risk of coronary artery disease in men who carry a particular type of the Y chromosome .
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 40,000 women in the United States will succumb to breast cancer this year.
Such procreative preferences help honeybee colonies survive by bringing more genetic diversity into the mix, according to a new study by entomology researchers at North Carolina State University and other institutions.
In their study, at least 1 in 3 individuals with oropharyngeal cancer had antibodies to HPV, compared to fewer than 1 in 100 individuals without cancer.
DALLAS June 17, 2013 The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to alertness and sleep-wake balance.
Just over one month since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, the actress and mother of six is back to "business as usual," according to her fiance, Brad Pitt.
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have made progress in identifying the genetic origins of a rare disease that causes birth defects such as cleft palate.
OZARK, Mo. - You are born with it and have to live with it for the rest of your life.
Women with a heightened risk of breast cancer could benefit from being screened for the disease at a younger age, research suggests.
A technician loads patient samples into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics Friday, May 31, 2002, in Salt Lake City.
Eventually he was diagnosed with familial cardiomyopathy, and was told he would need a heart transplant to survive.
New mice research suggests that, for those who already carry a genetic risk for schizophrenia , being exposed to lead during the formative years results in an even greater chance of developing the disease.