Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort could help address genetically based challenges with male fertility, a major cause of conception problems.
Researchers have made an unexpected and vital contribution to an international collaborative effort in Parkinson’s disease research.
Investigators have discovered that template-free Cas9 editing is predictable, and they have developed a machine learning model that can predict insertions and deletions with high accuracy.
After exploring every possible correlation, researchers shed new light on a long-standing question about what triggers cell division.
A new study shows that embryonic cells retain a memory of the chemical signals to which they are exposed. Without these memories, cells fail organize into distinct tissue types.
Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Experimenting with lab-grown brain cancer cells, researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas.
By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn’t spread, researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the cancer spreading.
Treatment with capivasertib, a drug designed to work against a particular gene mutation found in some tumors, shows signs of being effective in a trial of 35 patients.
Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans.