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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:47

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:18

Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and researchers have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.

Century-old drug approved for sleeping sickness may help treat autism: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:47

A new study has revealed that a well-known drug that was first synthesized in 1916 and used to treat African sleeping sickness can reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and it might help humans eventually.

Don`t blame kids, gambling runs in your genes

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:42

Now you may figure out why your kid gambles a lot. Look at your background first as gambling, like many other behavioural traits, runs in families.

Blame 4 new genes for upping familial breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 12:52

Researchers have added four new genes to the growing list of those known to cause increased breast cancer risk when mutated.

25 pc smokers with gene defect likelier to develop lung cancer

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:49

25 percent of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene would be developing lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals.

New genes involved in food preferences set to revolutionize diets and improve health

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:16

Researchers have said that new understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences could lead to personalised nutrition plans effective not just in weight loss but in avoiding diseases like cancer, depression, and hypertension.

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