Genetic material

Artificial comet decodes life's origin on Earth

Artificial comet decodes life's origin on Earth

Scientists have long wondered about the origin of these biological compounds.

Apr 11, 2016, 18:37 PM IST
Can plants be made to withstand climate change

Can plants be made to withstand climate change

Offering fresh insights into how plants regulate genetic material so that some genes are turned on while others are turned off, a new study has revealed how plants could better adapt to and survive environmental swings such as droughts or floods.

Nov 08, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Kids born to unhealthy parents at higher risk of being unfit

A new study has demonstrated that children`s future health is influenced by health of their parents i.e. if a child is born to unhealthy parents then he will already have a greater risk of poor health.

Aug 15, 2014, 19:08 PM IST

How plants can produce species without sex

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals.

Jun 13, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

New maps for navigating human genome unveiled

Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how our genetic material is regulated in order to make the human body work.

Mar 25, 2014, 17:18 PM IST

How antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria

Researchers have uncovered the system that allows the sharing of genetic material between bacteria - and therefore the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Mar 10, 2014, 19:04 PM IST

Elusive step in human DNA replication process demystified

For the first time, scientists have "discovered how a key step in human DNA replication is performed."

Apr 02, 2013, 15:44 PM IST

Genetic material that enhances insulin production identified

A study by Michigan Technological University biologist has shed new lights into how a tiny snippet of genetic material can promote healthy insulin production in mice.

Oct 14, 2012, 16:39 PM IST