CRISPR works as molecular scissors that can trim away unwanted pieces of genetic material.
Genes that affect the brain and heart are responsible for most of the variation in lifespan, study finds
The world needs more disease-resistant wheat varieties and breeds that can grow with less water.
The genetic and environmental factors that susceptible to the development of Alzheimer's is still not well understood.
Nasa scientists in an unprecedented study have found that space travel may alter gene expression.
Are you anxious that your kid is hooked to social networking sites like Facebook or busy playing video games throughout the night? You now have another reason to blame for the growing addiction: Genes.
Scientists have discovered more than 90 new gene regions that play a role in obesity.
Research suggests that genes that affect hearing and cognitive function may play roles in one's musical aptitude.
Schizophrenia is not a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms, scientists have found.
Not just the X and Y chromosome but a subset of very small genes also play a key role in sex determination.
In a promising research, scientists have discovered a blood vessel-creating gene that could be used to combat cancer, heart disease and strokes.
When asked about the secret behind his youthful looks and fit frame, he said: "What should I say...a lot of it has to do with my genes, and I always eat healthy. I stay conscious about what I eat."
China's first gene chip database of birth defects will be launched this year in north China's Shanxi Province which has the highest birth defect rate of 1.9 per cent
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly on Monday to James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Thomas C. Suedhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells". Here's all you need to know about the winners, as well as the past winners of the prize