Domestication primarily involves small changes in many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system, leading to behavioural changes in animals, showed a study that looked into rabbit domestication.
In what could add to our knowledge of how early life develops and also lead to better treatment of heart diseases and cancer, scientists have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation.
Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age.
In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development.
In what may help treat a rare but devastating auto-inflammatory condition in children, researchers have identified a gene that may cause the disease named STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI).
n what could open up potential new therapeutic strategies for a hard-to-treat food allergy, researchers have discovered that a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the foodpipe (esophagus) causes the disease.
In a discovery that holds promise for the understanding of many diseases, including cancer, researchers have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA - the basis of our genetic code.
In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction.
In a path-breaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions.
Researchers have identified a new gene involved in Parkinson`s disease, a finding that may one day provide a target for a new drug to prevent and potentially even cure the debilitating neurological disorder.
Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Houston Methodist have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease.