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.
In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development.
Containing malaria could be a lot more convenient as researchers have now designed a genetic barcode of malaria parasite, which can be used to identify the geographic origin of the parasite from a blood sample and monitor its spread.
Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans.
A team of scientists has discovered a new drug which appears to be a potent stimulator of new bone growth, thus leading to new treatments for osteoporosis and other diseases that occur when the body doesn`t make enough bone.
Schizophrenia is caused by a large number of rare genetic mutations rather than a few, easily-identifiable faulty genes, said scientists who compiled the world`s largest database on the debilitating disorder.