Scientists discovered genes that determine one's education level

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In a major genetic breakthrough, scientists recently discovered 74 genes that partially determines how far one gets education in school, depending on which form those genes a person posses.

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Scientists discover genes linked to happiness, depression

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Apart from determining the color of eye lens, sense of humor or athletic skills, genes now can be an important determinant of one's outlook of life, according to a latest study.

New study challenges old interpretation of sex determination

All of human diversity is spooled within our DNA across 23 pairs of chromosomes, containing an estimated 25,000 genes. 

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.

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.

Height, weight are genetically linked, says Australian study

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale: Research

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

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.

`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.

Gene that mediates ageing identified

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.

Genetic `barcode` to identify origin of malaria

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.

Genetically-modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria

Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.

Subtle changes in DNA determine our hair colour

Researchers have claimed that a molecule critical to stem cell function plays a major role in determining human hair color.

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

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.