Genetics

Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified

Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified

Researchers have found that mutations associated with both light and dark pigmentation in diverse African populations that originated more than 300,000 years ago, and some emerged roughly one million years ago, well before the emergence of modern humans. 

Oct 14, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Do you know which facial features are most likely to be inherited? Researchers reveals it!

Do you know which facial features are most likely to be inherited? Researchers reveals it!

Researchers have found that the shapes of the end of the nose, the area above and below the lips, cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye are highly influenced by genetics.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:31 AM IST
Number of kids you are likely to have can be encoded in your DNA: Experts

Number of kids you are likely to have can be encoded in your DNA: Experts

Scientists say that the genetic data can be used to accurately predict our reproductive behaviour and also the age at which we are going to have our first kid.

Nov 03, 2016, 19:38 PM IST

7 most common reasons why your hair is falling out!

Intense physical stress such as childbirth, surgery, etc, can result in hair loss for several months after delivery. 

Sep 24, 2016, 05:44 AM IST

Why chronic pain risk may run in families

Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest.

Jul 08, 2016, 00:33 AM IST
Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all

Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all

Final results in the referendum showed 76.9 percent of voters opposed the initiative to provide an unconditional, basic income (UBI) to each Swiss national, along with foreigners who have been legal residents for at least five years.

Jun 05, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

Scientists discovered genes that determine one's education level

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May 16, 2016, 00:50 AM IST

DNA: Today in history, April 25, 2016

The day as it was in history. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Apr 26, 2016, 00:06 AM IST

Scientists discover genes linked to happiness, depression

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Apr 22, 2016, 14:09 PM IST

Watch: Why nasty mosquitoes bite some humans more than others

Mosquitoes can easily smell any human within 100 feet because they have excellent scent receptors so it entirely depends on how your smell.

Mar 07, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Genetic disease identification centre launched in Kerala

Leading private healthcare provider in Kerala KIMS Hospital, headquartered here, on Monday announced the launch of the first genetic disease identification centre in collaboration with Medgenome, India.

Jan 04, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

Height, weight are genetically linked, says Australian study

A new study has revealed genetic link between being tall and slim.

Sep 22, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

Why women live longer than men?

 Explaining why women live longer than men across the world, vulnerability to heart disease is the biggest culprit behind a surge in higher death rates for men during the 20th century, says a study.

Jul 07, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Forget rats, cancer drug can be tested on pet dogs

Pet dogs may now be man's best friends in a new arena of life cancer treatment, says new research.

Jun 17, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

Washington: US President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all- medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to a patient's genes.

Jan 30, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

Genetic links found to size of brain structures

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.

Jan 24, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Never-before-seen human genome variations uncovered

Using a new genome sequencing technology, researchers have uncovered thousands of never-before-seen genetic variants in the human genome.

Nov 11, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale: Research

The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated that previously thought.

Sep 18, 2014, 01:34 AM IST

New genetic risk markers identified for pancreatic cancer

A new discovery has been made with help of large DNA analysis of humans, which says that there are several genetic markers to identify pancreatic cancer.

Aug 04, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

A recent study has proved that 60 percent of the risk for developing autism is caused by genetics and a major portion of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present in individuals without the disorder.

Jul 21, 2014, 14:53 PM IST