Genome sequencing studies of individuals with autism have left researchers with an embarrassment of riches: hundreds of single-letter mutations of uncertain relevance to the complex brain disorder. Thanks to a suite...

A new online database lists the likely RNA-binding sites of more than 8,000 proteins from 289 species, ranging from mosses to monkeys. Researchers debuted the resource in the 11 July issue...

Over the past few years, teams of scientists have been finding genetic glitches related to a wide variety of disorders by sequencing exomes, the protein-coding portions of the genome. But these genetic tests are...

Last week, I wrote about a scientific paper that was published in the elite journal Nature in 1995. Within a couple of years, the findings of said paper were called into question by several other...

It’s hard to think of a scientist whose reputation is more squeaky-clean than the shy Austrian monk Gregor Mendel. His story invariably begins in the abbey garden, where from 1856 to...

RORA, an autism candidate gene, encodes a protein that binds to more than 2,500 other genes and alters the expression of some of those genes, according to a study published 22...

Doctors have been telling fat people to eat less and exercise more for at least 2,500 years. Here’s Hippocrates, father of Western medicine: “It is very injurious to health to take in...

Image credit: The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity maintains a media gallery to fight obesity stigma. Doctors have been telling fat people to eat less and exercise more for at least...