Genetic Disorders

Humans Are Still Evolving And It's Producing Some Amazing Results

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

Humans might consider themselves the final stage of evolution - the pinnacle of millions of years of genetic improvements that have made us the ultima...

Type-2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Are Linked By Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A massive study has found that there is a genetic connection between the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality - T...

We Could Soon Use DNA To Predict Schizophrenia, Autism

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists at Osaka University have discovered a potential marker within our DNA that could be used to predict complex diseases such as schizophrenia ...

A New 'Liquid Biopsy' Could Become A Way To Detect Early-Stage Cancers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Being able to diagnose early-stage cancer may no longer require an invasive biopsy, as scientists have developed a blood test that can give them an an...

Bodybuilder With Undiagnosed Condition Dies After Consuming High-Protein Diet

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder has died after consuming excessive amounts of protein which her body couldn’t process properly due to an undiagnosed genetic disorder....

Gene Editing Allows Scientists To ‘Delete’ Deadly Heart Condition From Embryo For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have successfully edited a human embryo to completely remove a genetic mutation that causes deadly cardiac disease, which can trigger the h...

Scientists Have Discovered Why Dogs Are Humanity's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed what all dog owners have long known to be true, that our furry friends are in fact more like family than pets. This is as a...

Bacterial Infections In The Brain Could Be A Key Link To What Causes Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers in the UK have found what they believe could be a significant clue in the hunt for what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the ...

This May Explain Why You Have Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, it could actually be your genetic makeup that is to blame for insomnia, not just lifestyle factors such as stress. This i...

Why Do Men Go Bald? Science Finally Has The Answer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

For many men, baldness is an inevitable part of ageing. Now, scientists at the University of Edinburgh think they know why. The new study - the larges...

This Is Why Some People Are Taller Than Others

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a question that has fascinated geneticists for decades: why are some people taller than others? Now a new study of 700,000 people has revealed ...

My Genetic Disorder Is My Superpower

Warwick Davis | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Warwick Davis

People often ask me what it's like to live with a genetic disorder, which is a difficult question to answer because I have no point of reference as to what 'normal' is, what it's like to live without a genetic disorder. I am me, and this is all I've ever known. I could talk about the pain, the surgeries, the complications and the difficulties but that's not my style. All those things, along with my genes, make me who I am. They determine my personality, my attitude to life, my resilience in the face of adversity.

My Life With a Genetic Disorder

Millie Hawes | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Hawes

I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which basically means I have exceptionally weak muscles all over, so I can't walk, am totally dependent on an electric wheelchair and need 24 hour care support to live independently, but I don't want to be seen as anyone special and I'm certainly not looking for sympathy.

See Which Celebrities Are Supporting Jeans For Genes Day 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

Kate Moss, Emma Bunton, Olly Murs, and Nicola Roberts are among the celebrities putting on their favourite pair of jeans styled with the brand-new 201...

Comedian Stella Young Dies At 32: What Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Australian comedian and writer Stella Young died on Saturday at the age of 32. The disability activist was born with genetic disorder osteogenesis...

British Man Flies To Australia To Meet Toddler With Same Incurable Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A British man, who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, has flown to Australia to meet with children who share the same condition, including two-y...

The Magic of the 47th Chromosome

Aslihan Agaoglu | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aslihan Agaoglu

When it comes to Down's syndrome, the most common genetic disorder effecting one in every thousand babies in the UK, we usually hear the stories through the parents' perspective. To them, it is nothing short of a "near-death experience": once it happens, you have a complete different outlook on life, everything you think you know changes and you have to learn how to live and love your new circumstances but in the end, you wouldn't have it any other way...

This Computer Can Scan Old Photos For Genetic Diseases

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Doctors might soon be able to diagnose rare genetic illnesses by scanning old family photos. The technique uses a powerful computer to look for the...

British Public Backing For 'Three-Parent' Babies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Creating babies with three genetic parents via IVF in order to defeat inherited diseases has the broad support of the British public, according to a c...