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Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

`Impregnable` superbugs may soon be history

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 13:54

Researchers have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

`I will do it tomorrow` attitude hidden in genes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 11:39

Is “I will do it tomorrow” is all you hear every time you ask your kid to do homework? The secret of such a trait may well be trapped in his/her genes, a study reveals.

Procrastinators are pretty impulsive too!

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:16

A new study suggests that procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins.

Genes modulating breast and ovarian cancer risk discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 15:28

A new study has found the two new genes that influence the risk of women developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:41

In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a gene that is behind a rare balding condition called `atrichia with papular lesions`.

Two new genes linked to intellectual disability discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 12:15

Researchers have found two new genes linked to intellectual disability.

Fried foods linked to obesity in people with genetic risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:42

A new study suggests eating fried and junk foods, that most of us love to gorge on, have enough trans-fats, salt and sugar to lead us to an early onset of obesity and related chronic diseases, in people with genetic risk.

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