After the death of a newborn boy and his father’s subsequent illness, researchers used genomic analysis to reveal a previously undiscovered family disease, reported Medical Xpress.
A new study suggests people with a rare blood type may be at a greater risk for memory loss later in life.
Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for "intensive behavioral counseling" about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the...
WASHINGTON Jim Lewis and Jim Springer were identical twins raised apart from the age of 4 weeks.
A 9-year-old boy from the U.K. born without ears has had a pair created using cartilage from his own ribs
Practice doesn't always make perfect when it comes to becoming the next Mozart, a new study suggests.
More than a decade has passedsince the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the "letters" in our DNA.
Researchers have succeeded in turning ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialized ones that deliver a steady heartbeat using a gene therapy procedure they predict could become an alternative to...
The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago, new research shows.