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Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:04

A new study claims that only 8.2 percent of our DNA actually does some significant work.

Southampton Varsity discovers mutations that can cause oesophageal cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:27

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of two gene mutations that mark the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics.

Scientists map over 17,000 proteins in human body

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 14:08

In a landmark find, a team of international researchers led by Indian scientists, for the first time, in the world has mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body.

How DNA is `edited` to correct genetic diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 14:36

Researchers have taken a major step forward understanding how enzymes `edit` genes, which has paved the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.

New hope for breast cancer sufferers

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 13:39

Scientists have found that mice lacking one copy of a gene called CTCF have a normal DNA methylation and are markedly predisposed to cancer, which can provide new hope for breast cancer.

Tsetse flies genome may harbor sleeping sickness cure

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:16

Researchers have revealed that genetic adaptions of tsetse fly allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.

3D structure of malaria parasite genome generated

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 12:23

Researchers have generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite`s life cycle.

Contagious yawning may decrease with age

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:18

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy and tiredness and could decrease as one ages, a new study has found.

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