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 Medical first: Twins treated for rare condition while still in the womb Doctors have managed to successfully correct a genetic disorder in twin boys, while they were still in the womb. Hair colour genes discovery offers clues to skin cancer Knowing more about genes that determine hair colour can be important not just in the case of cancer but also in conditions like auto-immune diseases. Here's another reason why you shouldn't marry your cousin A significant percentage of people worldwide are born to parents who are first- or second-cousins, largely in Asia and eastern Africa. 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 How this Stranger Things actor is dealing with a rare condition We look into how teen TV actor, Gaten Matarazzo, is raising awareness about Cleidocranial Dysplasia – the rare disease he suffers from. Baby born with record 34 fingers and toes What would you do if your baby was born with polydactyly? 'Toying with Mother Nature': Doctors attempt to permanently change DNA The process of gene editing is like sending a mini surgeon along to place a new gene in exactly the right location to cure a deadly disease. Could babies' umbilical cords help heart patients? New research has found that stem cells from umbilical cord blood can be used to treat heart failure. World's first monkeys cloned from process that created 'Dolly' the sheep Chinese researchers say that their successful cloning of monkeys will prove a boon for research on human diseases. 'Fountain of youth' gene discovered in Amish community Individuals in secluded Amish families in the US appear to be genetically protected against age-related changes. Knowing too much about your genes might be risky Providing people with information about their own genes is likely to become an increasingly common practice. This may, however, have some disadvantages. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!