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`Smell of fear` can be passed down generations

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 11:42

A new study has revealed that memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors.

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:50

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to asthma in grand kids

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12:36

Researchers have discovered that smoking can have a lasting legacy, and one well-established risk factor for asthma is having a mother who smoked during her pregnancy.

Kids inherit obesity from their parents

Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 16:47

Kids of obese parents have higher chances of being overweight, a new study has revealed.

Genetic code `editing` cures hemophilia

Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2011, 00:00

Scientists have been able to "edit" genetic code, a breakthrough which they say could pave way for some hereditary diseases.

New gene technique might prevent hereditary diseases

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 00:00

In a breakthrough, US scientists have found a way to replace genetically abnormal parts of an egg which may eradicate many hereditary diseases like cancers and diabetes passed from the mother to child.

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