Cancers `on and off` switch discovered?

Researchers have proposed that an "on and off" epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer.

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans.

Mice can `warn` sons, grandsons of dangers via sperm

Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study said Sunday.

Women`s breasts age far faster than rest of body

A new study suggests that breasts typically age more quickly than the rest of the female body.

Simple blood test can help in early diagnosis of Parkinson`s disease

Scientists have found a link between epigenetic changes (those molecular modifications that alter the behaviour of genes without changing the DNA sequence) and Parkinson`s disease.

Cure for lifestyle diseases comes closer to reality

A new research suggests that changing your lifestyle could actually help your body`s metabolism, which could help fight against major diseases.

Scientists discover how kids inherit parents` experiences

Epigenetics is a system that turns our genes on and off.

Eating disorders `may be genetic`

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.

Differences in twins` DNA set in the womb

Environment can have a strong influence on genes in the womb and could account for differences in identical twins, according to a new study.

Differences in twins` DNA set in the womb

Environment can have a strong influence on genes in the womb and could account for differences in identical twins, according to a new study.

Genetic mechanism behind congenital heart disease identified

Incorrect activation of genes in foetal development can lead to congenital heart disease into adulthood.