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Your genes may not be a barrier to weight loss

Do not blame your genes for not being able to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline. While your genes can increase the risk of obesity, they do not hamper weight-loss, researchers have found.

Genes effects may cause congenital heart defects: Study

Congenital heart defect (CHD) is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth and are a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. 

Genes linked to intellectual disability identified

The new findings, published in the online journal Molecular Psychiatry, could be applied to DNA screenings in determining the possibility of a couple producing a child with intellectual disability.

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.

Genes linked with stress disorder identified

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event.

Certain genes can make you more prone to addiction

Scientists reveal in new study that certain genes can make you more prone to addiction.

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 genes responsible for stroke, dementia discovered

 A team of US researchers has found a new set of genes that may be responsible for stroke and dementia -- the two most common and disabling neurological conditions.

Genes linked to stroke risk identified

The project is believed to be roughly twice as large as any previous study investigating the genetic factors contributing to ischemic stroke. 

Same genes influence health, thinking skills

 Is there any link between low levels of mental functioning and poor health? A study shows that the same genes which influence people's health also shape how effectively they think.

Male mice without Y genes can father offspring

 In a first, a team of researchers has successfully replaced both Y chromosomes in mice by increasing expression of just two genes while preserving the male's ability to produce offspring.

Study links physical attraction with height controlling genes

A recent study has suggested that a person's choice of romantic partner can be determined by genes.

Genes may help some nations stay on top of happiness index

The authors found a strong correlation between a nation's happiness and the presence of the A allele in the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) gene variant rs324420 in its citizens' genetic make-up. 

Science behind XY and XX chromosomes in human being

Science behind XY and XX chromosomes in human being

A recent study has revealed the evolution of X chromosome and why it contains an unusual mixture of genes.

Three new glaucoma-related genes found

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the eye to the brain.

'Selfish' genes tell us to stay home when sick

The scientists went through a list of common symptoms, and each seems to support their hypothesis.

DNA changes affect nicotine consumption: Study

They used genetic engineering techniques to remove one or both copies of the beta-3 gene.

Gene thought to suppress cancer may not work for all tumours

Using different molecular methods, the researchers found that the gene functions differently in colorectal cancer than in other types of cancers. 

How new genes emerge during evolution

The chance appearance of certain combinations of elements in the genome can lead to the generation of new genes that drive evolutionary innovation.

New biological mechanism that causes cancer found

In a landmark study, researchers have found that unusual changes in the instructions for how the genome folds up on itself could be a completely new biological mechanism that underlies cancer.