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Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:49

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

Migrating birds map routes to prevent interbreeding?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:42

Genes may lead migrating birds to take particular routes to their destination that could prevent interbreeding, suggests a study that tracked hybrids between songbird species.

`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:53

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.

True happiness lies in your DNA

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:41

Looking for eternal happiness? Try to match the DNA of Danish people.

Prostate cancer among young up six times in 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:15

Typically, prostate cancer occurs more frequently as men age into their 70s or 80s, but a US-based analysis has found that the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years.

Friends we choose resemble us genetically

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:05

A new study has revealed that the `buddies` we choose do resemble us genetically even though they are not biologically related.

DNA similarities help choose friends

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:34

Friends are family and you choose them because they share many common genes with you.

Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:48

A chimpanzee`s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than previously thought, according to a new study.

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:29

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next, says a study.

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.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:18

Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and researchers have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.