Y chromosome, the missing link between us, Neanderthal

To this day, individuals of European and Asian heritage retain Neanderthal DNA in their genomes and now, a new study suggests that we did not inherit male genes from them.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Scientists sequence first ancient Irish human genomes

A team of scientists in Ireland has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, which is now being used to answer pivotal questions about the origins of the country's people and their culture.

Jan 02, 2016, 16:12 PM IST
Snake genome embedded with blueprints for growing limbs

Snake genome embedded with blueprints for growing limbs

Snakes have a genome that is associated with limb formation.

Oct 04, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

World's largest catalogue of human genetic diversity is here

An international team of scientists has created the world's largest catalogue of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases.

Oct 01, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Are you a lark or night owl? Genes may decide

Genes may determine whether you are a 'lark' or an 'owl', according to a new study which discovered nearly 80 genes in fruit flies associated with 'morningness' and 'eveningness'.

May 17, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Online platform ''Open Humans'' launches to share DNA, other data

People eager to share personal information beyond what`s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

Mar 24, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

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.

Jan 18, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Genes linked to developmental disorders

British scientists said today that they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.

Dec 25, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

Secret to long life not in genes: Study

The secret to a long life does not lie in genes, according to a new study that sequenced the genomes of the world's oldest living people.

Nov 13, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

Most herbaceous plants duplicate DNA to regenerate

When munched by grazing animals, herbaceous plants overcompensate - producing more plant matter and becoming more fertile than they otherwise would be. Scientists say they now know how these plants accomplish this feat of regeneration.

Nov 12, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

Anti-typhoid gene found, may improve vaccines: Study

Scientists said on Monday they had found a variant of a gene that confers a near five-fold protection against typhoid fever, which kills millions of people each year.

Nov 11, 2014, 02:03 AM IST

Ancient genomes show earliest Europeans survived worse Ice Age 36000 years ago

A new study has revealed that much of Europe was occupied almost continuously through one of the worst ever periods of climate change and the earliest Europeans suffered the worse ice age .

Nov 07, 2014, 12:54 PM IST
Housefly genome may help unearth new cures for human diseases

Housefly genome may help unearth new cures for human diseases

Researchers said the genome of the common housefly (Musca domestica) may help uncover new cures for human diseases which in turn could improve our lives.

Oct 15, 2014, 02:54 AM IST

Worms, flies and humans: How we are related

Biologists on Wednesday said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many surprising ways, a discovery that could help basic research into disease.

Aug 28, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

Scientists complete genome sequence of sheep

An international team of scientists said Thursday they have successfully sequenced the complete genome of sheep, revealing new information about the species` unique and specialised digestive and metabolic systems, Xinhua reported.

Jun 06, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Strand Life to set up lab for genomics

Leading biotech firm Strand Life Sciences Ltd is setting up a laboratory here for translational research in genomics and personalised medicine.

Apr 21, 2014, 18:55 PM IST

Scientists discover new obesity gene

Researchers have discovered that the obesity-associated elements within the gene FTO interact with IRX3, a distant gene on the genome that appears to be the functional obesity gene.

Mar 13, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

Bird DNA could help bring Jurassic Park back to life

Scientists have claimed that identifying and altering certain genes found in modern birds` DNA would mean that genomes of the dinosaurs could be engineered 20 million years after they became extinct.

Dec 23, 2013, 10:42 AM IST

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

Nov 07, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Researchers decode global genomes to track disease

Scientists have decoded the genomes of more than 1,000 people from 14 ethnic global groups, in the largest and most detailed compilation yet of human DNA variations, to trace rare and common diseases to their very roots.

Nov 01, 2012, 18:07 PM IST