Doctors have developed a more accurate test for Down’s syndrome and two rarer genetic disorders that are so serious the children often die soon after (...)

There is much interest in deciphering the exact mechanisms by which the microbiota influences health and wellbeing

You are not alone. The average person carries inside their gut a full ecosystem composed of one hundred trillion (one followed by fourteen zeros) micr(...)

Researchers analysed data on 5.5 million Swedish men and women with adult heights ranging between a diminutive 100 centimetres (3.3 ft) and lofty 225 centimetres (7.4 feet).

Being tall significantly increases the risk of cancer, the biggest study looking into the link has shown. Researchers analysed data on 5.5 million Swe(...)