Two summers ago, thousands of people poured buckets of icy water on themselves and posted videos of it on social media in the name of a disease most had not heard of only a few days earlier — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short.
Public health officials trying to fight breast cancer in Australia find the country’s Jewish population especially challenging.
Irving Gottesman, a modern pioneer in the study of the genetics of schizophrenia, exemplified the saying attributed to Albert Einstein: “Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not.”
Dylan Siegel has raised $1 million to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease affecting his best friend. Why would he say that is so ‘chocolate bar’?
Where did the Jews originate? For DNA expert Bennett Greenspan, the vast majority share Middle East origins — and other theories only aim to ‘discredit the Jews.’
There are more than 10 million Ashkenazis around the world. But new findings show that today’s community is only 600 to 800 years old — and descended from 350 people.
All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened from age 30 for the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast cancer, an Israeli study recommends.
Israeli experts have found a way to boost the yield of grain in parched lands: They search wild wheat for useful genes that can make commercial varieties more resistant to drought.
A year after Angelina Jolie went public about her double mastectomy, interest in genetic testing has increased. But a worrying trend is also shaping up: unnecessary breast-removal surgeries.
What do you do if several family members have cancer, but testing shows that you don’t carry a known, faulty mutation? Here is one personal story of how to deal with an unknown risk factor.