Why people with common genetic mutation may be more at diabetes risk

A new study has shed new light on why people who carry a common genetic mutation may be more at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study.

Humanity's most recent common male ancestor lived 239,000 yrs ago

A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the genome of a nation.

Bioelectric signals help cells build new brain tissues

 Cells that help the brain grow and the spinal cord in frog embryos can communicate via electrical signals, finds a new research.

Cerebral palsy can be in your genes

Genes play a far greater role in cerebral palsy than earlier thought as researchers have found that at least 14 percent of these cases are likely caused by a genetic mutation.

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.