A national partnership, funded by the NIH, will evaluate the use of genomic information in the health care of diverse participants
Large, mobile gene clusters protect against a type of toxic attack by rival bacteria.
Folliculin gene defects are implicated in some forms of infertility, certain cancers and other cell growth disorders.
Since 2003, researchers have noticed that scientists tend to study the same genes, over and over. And the genes that become popular aren't necessarily the most interesting ones, they say. It may be decades before all the genes are studied.
An analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk.
Mosaic variations in the cells of a parent may explain why childhood epilepsy strikes twice in some families