Genetic mutation allowed humans to digest alcohol
Genetic mutation allowed humans to digest alcohol

Human ancestors began evolving the ability to digest alcohol about 10 million years ago, researchers say.

Ancient heart and gut disease discovered

By analysing DNA, researchers have discovered a rare disease, dating back to the 12th century, affecting both heart rate and intestinal movements. (12:46)

How sun exposure leads to skin cancers

Connecting the dots between sun exposure and skin cancers, a study says that a genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet (UV) light is likely to be the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers.

Special gene variant leads to heavy smoking

 A new study has suggested a direct correlation between smoking and mortality showing that a special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking.

Tiny genetic mutation behind golden locks

Blondes have been both prized and mocked by people for their golden locks for ages.

Exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson`s risk

A new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson`s after exposure to certain pesticides.

How exposure to pesticides increases Parkinson`s disease risk

Researchers have found that genetic mutation combined with exposure to pesticides increases risk of Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, by killing dopamine-containing neurons.

Blame your genes for your excessive boozing

Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking.

Experimental drug may soon make dementia history

Scientists have developed new drugs that - at least in a laboratory dish - seems to stop the brain-destroying impact of a genetic mutation at work in some forms of two incurable diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and dementia.

Mystery behind blue chicken eggs solved!

Scientists have identified the genetic mutation that causes some chickens to lay blue eggs.

Genetic cause of childhood leukemia revealed

Scientists have uncovered a genetic link specific to the risk of childhood leukaemia.

Genetic mutation breakthrough may help treat Parkinson`s disease

Scientists have found how genetic mutations associated to Parkinson`s disease may play a key role in brain cells` death, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments.

Australian scientists discover genes, mutation causing epilepsy

Using advanced gene technology, Australian scientists along with a US team have claimed to have found new genes and genetic mutation that causes severe childhood epilepsies.

Genetic mutation linked to congenital heart disease identified

A new study led by an Indian researcher has found that a mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development plays a role in some types of congenital heart disease.

Genetic basis of early hearing loss uncovered

Australian scientists have claimed to have discovered how a genetic mutation causes people to lose their hearing in their early twenties.

Scientists identify the origins of schizophrenia

Scientists have discovered that defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.

Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A mutation in an immune system gene may contribute to a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian researchers have found.

Key player in Parkinson’s disease triggered neuron loss pinpointed

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson’s patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers have identified the damage to neural stem cells as a powerful player

Gene variant that increases risk of brain tumours found

Genetic mutation which increase the risk of brain tumours found.

Father’s age linked to autism in kids

A study has revealed that children of older fathers are more than twice as likely to be born with genetic mutations.