A new study from John Hopkins University revealed the risk of a person developing cancer is more likely to be influenced by random chance than environmental factors.
For the first time, scientists have found a conclusive link between the "red hair" gene variant and a high mutational burden - which in this case, means a high number of mutagenic processes associated with skin cancer.
Cystic fibrosis is life threatening to anyone born with the disease, but now a new combination of drugs is offering new hope for afflicted patients.
For the most part, evolution seems a lot like a lottery of mutations. The winners get to survive, reproduce, and eventually evolve. The losers disappear from all but the fossil record. Now new research has revealed that a small group of microbes and viruses are apparently cheating the system, systematically picking and choosing what mutates to help them live in some hostile environments.
Scientists have long believed that lifestyle choices were the root causes for getting cancer, but now new research indicates that it's really just to blame on good ole fashioned "bad luck."