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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:47

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

Redheads falling prey to extinction due to climate change: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:48

We may feel a drop in the number of `red-heads` around us, as a new study claims that they may very soon be on the verge of extinction.

Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:45

Researchers have found that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant.

Romanian president`s brother to remain in custody

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:45

A court Friday rejected an appeal of the Romanian president`s younger brother, following which he will have to remain in custody for a month.

U`khand tragedy: Blood samples of relatives to be collected

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:12

For identification of victims of last year`s Uttarakhand floods tragedy, city-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Uttarakhand government are trying to contact relatives of missing persons and obtain blood samples for DNA matching.

Father may need DNA proof for kids in Sudanese jail: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 04:03

The American husband of a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy may have to provide DNA proof that he is the father of her two children, a US official confirmed.

Tiny genetic mutation behind golden locks

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 04:03

Blondes have been both prized and mocked by people for their golden locks for ages.

Kiwi not related to emu as previously believed

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:20

Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research, which shows that the kiwi`s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought.

Delhi Court orders exhumation of child`s body 2-yrs after burial

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 19:10

Two years after a child was buried, exhumation of his grave has been ordered by a Delhi court to enable a DNA examination to establish the identity of the victim in a kidnap and murder case.

First organism that transmits added DNA `letters` created

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:51

In a breakthrough, scientists have for the first time engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes three pairs of DNA `letters` or bases instead of the two found in nature.

DNA `Sat Nav` tells where your ancestors lived 1000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:40

A new ground-breaking technique developed by scientists traces where your DNA was formed a millennium ago.

`Hippocrates` ancient tree genetically `fingerprinted`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:35

How would have Hippocrates reacted after seeing a DNA project that has identified the genetic fingerprint of the tree that served as one of medicine`s earliest classrooms under his tutelage?