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Gene mutations that up cancer risk from alcohol found

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 18:37

Mutations in two hereditary genes increase cancer risk from alcohol, a new study has found.

`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.

Genetic counselling for people with family history of cancer

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 19:47

People having family history of cancer can now go for genetic counselling for early detection of the genes which cause cancer and adopt early preventive measures.

Plant-infecting bacteria may harbour degenerative eye disease cure

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 19:37

borrowing a tool from bacteria that infect plants, researchers have developed a new approach that can be used to treat a variety of mitochondrial diseases.

Fainting may be hereditary

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 13:25

Fainting has a strong genetic predisposition, a new study has revealed.

Hearing and touch sensitivity may be genetically linked

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 15:33

Sensitivity to touch is heritable and apparently linked to hearing as well, according to a new study.

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