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Genetic `barcode` to identify origin of malaria

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:31

Containing malaria could be a lot more convenient as researchers have now designed a genetic barcode of malaria parasite, which can be used to identify the geographic origin of the parasite from a blood sample and monitor its spread.

Subtle changes in DNA determine our hair colour

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:31

Researchers have claimed that a molecule critical to stem cell function plays a major role in determining human hair color.

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.

Age-related decline in sleep quality could be reversed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:37

Researchers have suggested that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible.

`Carb breakdown` gene key player in obesity

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:02

Scientists have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity.

Men four times likelier than women to suffer from autism

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 21:00

Researchers have revealed that that it takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, which may explain why men are four times more likely to have the disorder.

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals` risk of dementia

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:12

A new collaborative study from Finland has found that a simple question about self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals who are at an increased risk of developing dementia.

Genetics linked to violent media consumption in children

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:31

A new study has found that a specific variation of the serotonin-transporter gene was linked to children who engaged in increased viewing of violent TV and playing of violent video games.

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