Crazy enough to use their own venom to detoxify that of a fire ant.
Present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent’s earliest settlers, a genetic study suggests.
Most people are carrying around historical records in their DNA, with clues to how people from genetically distinct groups intermingled over the last 4,000 years. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the journal Science.
Genetic testing to predict the likelihood of developing a hereditary cancer can help save millions of lives each year.
One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.
Tim Armstrong has already acknowledged (and apologized) for his sizable gaffe last week, but is he also guilty of violating healthcare’s privacy law known as HIPAA?
Teenage girls diagnosed with major mental illness are much more likely to give birth, suggesting such girls should become a special target for anti-pregnancy efforts.
Scientist Plans to Raise $1.5 Million Through Online Solicitations
23andMe finds 11 new genetic associations for allergy sufferers, but the company isn’t out of the hot-seat yet as questions continue to emerge about direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
The gene has killed five people in the Linder family, and it now threatens the sisters themselves. But if they have their way, it will die out in their generation.
CVS/Pharmacy announced on Wednesday that its stores will discontinue cigarette sales by October 1 of this year. CVS Caremark, the parent company of the pharmacy chain, predicts that the move could lose the company $2 billion in revenue for 2014, but won’t affect its earnings forecast.
Her first thought after she heard the news, after she screamed and made her mother and boyfriend leave the room, was that she would never have children.
Patients may obtain their test results directly from the laboratory that produced them, without having to go through their doctors.
Myriad Genetics ($MYGN) dropped a big hint in November that it would pursue a major acquisition, and now it has pulled the trigger.
Nearly 99 percent of women went ahead with an abortion after voluntarily viewing an ultrasound image of the fetus beforehand, according to a large new U.S. study.
The abortion rate in the U.S. has reached its lowest level since Roe v Wade. Why credit should go to Planned Parenthood, not the GOP.
Stem cell researchers are heralding a “major scientific discovery”, with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will give academics access to data on clinical trials, a move that may prompt more companies to do the same.
The new abortion law H.B. 2 may not have eliminated abortions in Texas; it may simply have changed the tools and made it more dangerous for women to obtain these crucial medical procedures.
The craving for cocaine in the United States is carving apart rainforests in Central America as narco-traffickers seek new routes to ship their drugs and expand cattle ranches to launder their profits, according to a new study.
President Barack Obama says in a new interview that that it’s up to Congress to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of the most serious narcotics.
DESPITE great strides in prevention and treatment, cancer rates remain stubbornly high and may soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States.
Many of the genes that help determine most people’s skin and hair are more Neanderthal than not, according to two new studies that look at the DNA fossils hidden in the modern human genome.
A “shark slaughterhouse” of vulnerable species, including the whale shark, was operating in China.
Antioxidants do not protect against cancer in healthy people and may increase it or promote it in those who already do.
Of all cancers, lung cancer is the biggest killer in both men and women. According to the American Lung Association, it causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger launched through frozen skies and exploded just one minute and 13 seconds after lift off.
Women are often in the dark when it comes to basic facts about sex, fertility, pregnancy and their own reproductive health, according to a US study Monday.