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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists sequence genomes from Africa, Europe, Asia

Researchers have developed a technique to sequence and compare the genomes of 179 people.

Scientists decode genomes of sexually precocious fruit flies

Scientists have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time.

Scientists sequence ant genomes for the first time

The findings could provide an insight into human ageing and behaviour.

Scientists sequence ant genomes for the first time

The findings could provide an insight into human ageing and behaviour.