DNA sequencing

Kids born to older mothers at higher risk of hundreds of diseases

 A new study has revealed that there are greater rates of the mitochondrial DNA variants in children born to older mothers, as well as in the mothers themselves, which cause more than 200 diseases and contribute to others such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Oct 14, 2014, 12:37 PM IST

UK researchers to study ways to curb TB in cattle

UK researchers are embarking on a 1-million-pound study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.

Apr 03, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Frederick Sanger, double Nobel prize winner, dies

Tributes were paid on Wednesday to the biochemist Frederick Sanger, the "father of genomics" and the only person to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, following his death at the age of 95.

Nov 21, 2013, 09:16 AM IST

Diagnostic lab for genetic tests set up in Bangalore

Super-specialty eye hospital Narayana Nethralaya has opened an advanced diagnostic facility in Health City on the outskirts of this tech hub for genetic testing of diseases at molecular level.

Aug 08, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

Plankton DNA sequencing uncovers secrets of white cliffs of Dover

Researchers in a major international project have sequenced the genome of Emiliania huxleyi, the microscopic plankton species whose chalky skeletons form the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

Jun 14, 2013, 13:37 PM IST

New `tree of life` created to study fish evolution

Fishes account for over half of vertebrate species but knowledge about relationships among its various types is still unknown.

Apr 20, 2013, 12:47 PM IST

DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak

DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person.

Sep 04, 2012, 17:19 PM IST

Company announces low-cost DNA decoding machine

A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode an individual`s DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making the genome useful for medical care.

Jan 11, 2012, 10:37 AM IST

Company announces low-cost DNA decoding machine

A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode an individual`s DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making the genome useful for medical care.

Jan 11, 2012, 10:37 AM IST

Susceptibility to Type 2 diabetes `mapped`

DNA methylation is a naturally occurring mechanism used to regulate genes and protect DNA from some types of cleavage.

Dec 30, 2011, 18:43 PM IST