Study reveals sleep deprivation is associated with lower DNA repair gene expression and more breaks in DNA. The damage to DNA may explain the increased risk of cancers and neurodegenerative diseases in those who are sleep deprived.
A new study of twins in the US sheds light on both the environmental and genetic risk factors for numerous diseases.
THC exposure targets genes in two major cellular pathways and alters DNA methylation, a new study reports. Researchers say that wile cannabis triggers structural and regulatory changes in the DNA of users' sperm, they do not know yet whether the changes are passed down to the offspring and what effects that could have.
Researchers have identified specific points on chromosome 11 that increase the risks of developing both cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's. The study reports managing cholesterol and triglyceride levels could help to reduce Alzheimer's risk.
Researchers report stress during fetal development and early childhood can have lasting implications for brain development, leading to increased risks of brain disorders later in life.
Analyzing genetic data from over 48,000 people, researchers discovered higher iron levels are associated with an increased risk of cardioembolic stroke.