Imagine being able to flip a switch and suddenly the gene in your body that makes you store fat, suddenly makes you burn it. The result? Weight loss — obesity cured.
Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say they’ve found the “giggle gene” responsible for the regulation of serotonin that makes some us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughs.
Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction with implants because she carries a gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing breast cancer.
San Francisco Zoo officials are mourning the death of “Gene,” a 41-year-old black rhinoceros who’s been a popular figure at the zoo for many years.
A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene.