genes

Biotech company working on a cure for Colorblindness

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Injectable genes may make life in full color possible.

Genetics firm plans research unit to find disease cures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Personal genetics firm 23andMe is planning to use its database of health information to research possible cures for a range of diseases.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74 to 98 percent of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.