In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”
Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.
What to do about in-laws who don’t do vaccines.
Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?
After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.
Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.
Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.
Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.