Why domestication makes animals tamer

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.

New tool to detect gene mutations

Researchers have devised a way to analyse genome sequences in what could help physicians map the risk of various afflictions, including cancer and autism.

Gene key to blood vessel formation discovered

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.

Useful blood gene variants spread in humans worldwide

Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cells development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, a study reveals.

Girls` puberty age depends on which parent`s `imprinted gene` they carry

A new study has found that the puberty age of girls largely depends on which of the two parents` `imprinted` genes they have.

Gene behind benign breast tumours identified

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.

Gene key to developing stem cells found

Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.

Gene that mediates ageing identified

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.

Gene that stops lung cancer spread found

Offering hope in the fight against one of the world`s deadliest cancers, scientists have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body.

Gene linked to rare disease in kids found

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).

Gene activity linked to mysterious food allergy found

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.

Metabolism is linked with gene regulation: Study

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.

`Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes`

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.

Decline of hearing ability related to gene: Experts

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.

New gene involved in Parkinson`s disease identified

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.

Common obesity gene linked to weight gain

A new study has shown how FTO, a gene commonly associated with obesity, contributes to weight gain.

Smarter people live longer: Study

Beyond making smarter choices in life, intelligent people also live longer because they have biology working in their favour, according to a new study.

Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain.
The study shows how mutations in the gene called USP9X are linked to intellectual disability.

Gene linked to deadly breast cancer found

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.

New gene linked to heart attack risk identified

Scientists, including two of Indian origin, have discovered a previously unrecognized gene variation that can help humans maintain healthier lipid levels and cut the risk of heart attack.