Epigenetics

Birth environment can trigger homosexuality

Claiming that genetic changes which happen after birth can determine whether a man is straight or gay, scientists have recently found out that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors during childhood.

Oct 10, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

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.

May 16, 2014, 10:48 AM IST

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.

Apr 23, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

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.

Dec 05, 2013, 21:04 PM IST

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.

Oct 22, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2013, 09:44 AM IST

Scientists discover how kids inherit parents` experiences

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

Jan 28, 2013, 16:57 PM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2012, 10:44 AM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2012, 10:44 AM IST

Genetic mechanism behind congenital heart disease identified

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

Jan 23, 2012, 20:42 PM IST