New gene associated with 'diabetes' traits found

In a new study, scientists have discovered a gene that is linked to traits involved in diabetes.

How genes keep body clock in proper rhythm

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, US researchers have now discovered how genes keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm within the 24-hour period.

How corn plants defend against pathogen attack
How corn plants defend against pathogen attack

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have identified crucial genes and cellular processes that appear to control the so-called hyper-sensitive defence response (HR) in corn.

Can't take stress? Blame it on your genes

If you are one of those who cannot easily take stress in your stride, it may be because of your genes, says a study.

New 'thermostat' gene may help create drought-resistant crops
New 'thermostat' gene may help create drought-resistant crops

In a new study scientists have come across a gene that is similar to thermostat and could help them engineer drought-resistant crops.

Genes may influence hangover chances

Know why you get a hangover after a night of drinking while some of your friends do not? Blame it on your genes.

Genes may put some people at increased risk of hangovers

Hungover after a wild night of partying? Blame your genes.

Early creative skills indicate intelligence in teen years

A new study has suggested that kids` drawings at the age of four are linked to their intelligence when they reach 14 which seem to be influenced by the genes.

New genetic basis for sex determination discovered

Not just the X and Y chromosome but a subset of very small genes also play a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly, researchers reported.

Plants `talk` to each other via genes

In a surprising discovery, a scientist has discovered a new form of plant communication that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

New hope for curing malaria

A new research has developed a fresh computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes with a new discovery of a gene associated with malaria.

Genetically edited fruits a reality soon

Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, `smart` fruits are coming at a grocery store near you.

New gene linked to major breast cancer risk

A new study has revealed that another gene associated with major breast cancer risk.

Study claims Alps` 53000-yr-old mummified iceman had heart disease genes

Scientists have revealed that the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman from the Alps had a strong genetic predisposition for increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

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?

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.

True happiness lies in your DNA

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

Prostate cancer among young up six times in 20 years

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

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

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

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.