Home > Medical > Genetics > About genetics About genetics 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 Good outcomes for babies with cleft lip and palate Researchers found that babies born with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, had no greater risk for health problems and death than babies born without clefts. Severe birth defects don't have to be a death sentence Results of studies suggest that severe birth defects are not always as lethal as doctors have advised parents in the past. Scientists might soon store info in human DNA DNA is in essence an information-storing molecule, and scientists are working toward using DNA for storing the world's growing load of digital information. 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 Technique to limit transfer of faulty DNA to embryos Researchers are optimistic that a DNA technique will offer women the possibility of reducing the risk of transmitting mitochondrial DNA disease to their children. Chimpanzee victim's immune system rejects face transplant A woman who received an experimental face transplant five years ago is reportedly back in hospital, after her immune system started rejecting the transplant. 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. Observers worried that scientists could soon create humans Scientists are aiming to create human genomes to be used in lab experiments. Some critics find this prospect worrying, but the researchers deny that they want to make human beings. Britain's new gene technology gets the go-ahead A team of British scientists has won permission to edit the genes of human embryos. With gene editing, scientists home in on a piece of DNA and use molecular tools to delete a defective gene, repairing or replacing it. Scientists debate boundaries and ethics of human gene editing Scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!