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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak

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

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.

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.