Sending a sample of your DNA through the post may seem like a harmless and novel way of tracing your ancestry, and millions of Americans have already done so, but there is a more sinister side to this relatively new enterprise.
Epidermolysis bullosais is rare, but the charity DEBRA, which campaigns for EB patients, estimates half a million people are affected around the world.
Human brains and bodies could be hacked to create life in hostile environments, experts argue
There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types.
Over just a few short years the CRISPR gene-editing technique has revolutionized science, affecting everything from medicine to agriculture.
BOMBSHELL: Genetic modification proven ineffective -- pests have become immune to the poison of modified crops in less than five years, but we still have to eat it
French scientists say they may have found a potential cause of dyslexia which could be treatable, hidden in tiny cells in the human eye. In a small study they found that most dyslexics had dominant round spots in both eyes - rather than in just one
Humans are hardwired for learning
In July, scientists reported that a strange protein courses through the veins of pregnant women. No one is sure what it's there for.
Imploding Liner Fusion
Scientists have used the technique, also known as 'base editing', for the first time in human embryos to change a single letter in a faulty gene
It could even make you prone to illness.