Home > Medical > Genetics > News News All sections in Genetics » About Genetics » Gene Therapy » Genes and disease » Genes and Obesity » Health Tips » Nature vs Nurture » Genetics News » Paternity Testing » Stem Cells » Muscular dystrophy » Motor neuron disease » Multiple sclerosis Two girls back in CT for second round of facial reconstructive surgery In June 2015, a renowned Cape Town reconstructive and micro-surgeon performed life changing surgery for two young girls with serious skull defects. Almost a year later, both girls are back in South Africa for their final surgery. Some people defy their 'genetic destiny' and sidestep disease A study of 13 rare cases suggests that DNA 'destiny' can occasionally be escaped when it comes to inherited diseases. Can tweaking our telomeres prevent ageing? Increasing our levels of the enzyme telomerase may help preserve our DNA and eventually make us 'biologically immortal'. Check Assess your diabetes risk » Quiz Am I at risk for COPD? » Ask CyberDoc » 10 ways to boost your metabolism World's Most Famous TB Patients Understanding your entire genome may improve medical treatment We are now on the threshold of whole genome sequencing at a cost that makes it accessible as a tool for personalised healthcare. Gene may increase disease risk in Down syndrome A new study has found a possible cause for the higher risk of a number of diseases in people with Down syndrome. 10 of the strangest medical conditions ever recorded From the tree man syndrome to a neurological disease that makes you believe you're dead, here are 10 of the strangest medical conditions ever recorded: Operation Smile to heal cleft lips in Mpumalanga Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip. From 26 September to 7 October Operation Smile South Africa will perform cleft lip and palate surgeries in Mpumalanga. Stem cells could repair skull and facial bones A stem cell discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer to replace skull and facial bones. How your genes determine who you're attracted to Think Brad Pitt is as handsome as George Clooney? Why or why not? Experts say your choice will be largely influenced by your personal experience. Genetic cancer screenings aren't feasible for all women While Angelina Jolie may have determined her breast cancer risk through genetic testing, running those same tests for all women just isn't feasible, a new study suggests. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!