Evolution is 'unpredictable and irreversible'

 A recent study has shown that evolution is unpredictable and irreversible.

Mammals are more like their fathers genetically

You may resemble or act more like your mother, but first-of-its-kind research reveals that mammals are genetically more like their fathers.

Sex guarantees disease-free life in offspring

The more we have sex, the more we avoid bad genetic mutations leading to less chances of developing diseases in offspring over time, finds an interesting study.

Interaction between 2 genetic mutations can lessen heart attack risk

Scientists have identified that two mutations on a single gene can interact in such a way that it reduces the risk of heart attack.

Genetic mutations can't explain asthma

Despite a strong suspected link between genetics and asthma, genetic mutations account for only a small part of the risk for developing the disease, shows a new study.

Why autism is more common in males

Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.

How genetic mutations lead to development of Familial Alzheimer`s

A new research has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer`s Disease (FAD) - a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer`s population.

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not previously found in the disease, including at least one for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer.

Malaria may be evolving around natural defence

Scientists have discovered recent genetic mutations in a malaria parasite and have found a duplication of a gene known to enable the parasite to infect red blood cells and two possible additional components to a more complex red cell invasion mechanism.

Excessive cell phone use linked to cancer, genetic mutations

Excessive use of mobile phone can lead to oxidative stress in cells that is linked to cellular and genetic mutations which cause development of tumours, says a study.

How rice underwent mutations from crop to weed and back

Researchers have looked back in time to see whether the same genetic mutations underlay the emergence of the same traits in both cultivated and weedy rice.

Just 2 genetic mutations sparked evolutionary jump 500 million years ago

A research team has found that the stage for the evolution of modern hormonal signalling was set by just 2 mutations about 500 million years ago.

Genetic cause for migraine discovered

Brigham Young University chemistry professor Emily Bates has identified mutations in a gene that makes people more susceptible to migraine headaches.

`Clean-up` snafu that kills brain cells in Parkinson`s identified

Scientists have discovered how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson`s disease damage brain cells.

Evolution to be blamed for bad backs and tooth aches

Evolution may have put humans at the top of the food chain but it also landed us with bad backs, dropped arches and impacted wisdom teeth, scientists have claimed.

Immune system changes make recurrent tumours more aggressive

The enhanced aggressiveness of recurrent tumours may be due to changes in the body`s immune response, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have claimed.

Liquid lasers to make detection of cancer genes easier

Using a liquid laser, researchers have devised a better way to detect the slight genetic mutations.

Now, a gene test for cancer patients!

Scientists have devised a new test that can identify gene defects in cancer patients.

Genetic mutations cause schizophrenia

More than 50 percent of sporadic cases of schizophrenia are caused by new, or "de novo," protein-altering mutations-genetic errors.

Genetic mutations behind Joubert syndrome

The result gives doctors new possible targets for designing better diagnostics to detect and drugs to treat these diseases.