Humans, and even pet dogs, are more than just products of genes. As Russell Bonduriansky writes, environments play a vital role in shaping us – even before conception.
Parents of babies with heart disease want early access to cardiac geneticists and genetic counsellors, new research has found.
Scientists need to ask the right questions to make the most of the Big Data revolution, writes Malte Ebach.
An international research team has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for the common inherited blood diseases sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.
Microbes may be tiny, but their huge number and diversity mean they can be used to identify environmental impacts early, potentially limiting greater harm to larger organisms, write Katherine Dafforn, Emma Johnston, Inke Falkner and Melanie Sun.
New results confirm we are on the right track to understanding how molecules that coat DNA influence the activity of disease genes, writes Merlin Crossley.
Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.
A landmark genetics study involving UNSW researchers offers new hope for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, the most common reason for a heart transplant.
The human lifespan is too short and marred with ill health. But it doesn't have to be this way, two of the world's leading anti-ageing researchers have told a UNSW audience.
By identifying genes and brain mechanisms that predispose people to violence it may be possible to tailor prevention programs to those who need them most, writes Tom Denson.