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Why autism is more common in males

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:08

Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.

Genes to decide what diet suits you best

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:45

Soon, genetic testing may identify what diet you should consume for a longer, healthier life.

Drug-resistant TB spreading fast in Russia

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:30

In a shocking discovery, scientists have found that tuberculosis strains in Russia carry mutations that not only make them resistant to antibiotics but also help them spread more effectively.

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.

How genetic mutations lead to development of Familial Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 13:21

A new research has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer`s Disease (FAD) - a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer`s population.

Now, blood test to detect gene mutations linked to cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 12:09

Here is some good news for cancer patients as a new research conducted by an Indian-American scientist says it is now possible to find out whether gene mutations associated with pancreatic cancer exist without the need of locating tumour tissue just with the help of a simple blood test.

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 13:49

A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not previously found in the disease, including at least one for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer.

BRCA-negative results may `not always` imply reduced breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 12:41

A new study has found that women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer.

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