Genetic code

Confirmed: Second layer of information in our DNA!

Since the mid-1980s it has been hypothesised that there is a second layer of information on top of the genetic code: DNA’s mechanical properties. 

Jun 09, 2016, 17:01 PM IST

Scientists one step closer to recreating woolly mammoth

Scientists are one step closer to recreating the DNA of woolly mammoth, it has been reported.

Mar 23, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

Genetic code cracked for deadly parasite

 Scientists have cracked the genetic code of a deadly parasite known to infect young children and puppies worldwide.

Feb 10, 2015, 14:44 PM IST
Groundbreaking study reveals sexual orientation may not be a choice

Groundbreaking study reveals sexual orientation may not be a choice

The largest ever study of its kind has found clear links between male sexual orientation and two specific regions of the human genome that erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice.

Nov 22, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

Drug-resistant superbug found in 1915 soldier killed by dysentery

Scientists who unlocked the genetic code of bacteria grown from a soldier who died of dysentery in World War I say it revealed a superbug already resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics decades before they were in common use.

Nov 07, 2014, 05:45 AM IST

Genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly cracked

Scientists said today that they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa`s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness.

Apr 25, 2014, 09:33 AM IST

Scientists discover second, secret DNA code

Scientists have long believed that DNA tells the cells how to make proteins. But the discovery of a new, second DNA code Thursday suggests the body speaks two different languages.

Dec 14, 2013, 13:36 PM IST

Scientists claim solving protein synthesis mystery

In a finding that would help understand evolution of life and also have implications for medical science, scientists today said they have been able to solve the mystery of nature in protein synthesis.

Dec 04, 2013, 11:12 AM IST

How life originated on Earth?

Researchers have now offered an intriguing new view about how life began on Earth.

Sep 14, 2013, 11:49 AM IST

DNA mapping offers new hope to cancer patients

Researchers predict that cancer will become a manageable disease, thanks to a revolutionary treatment which will be available within five years.

Jan 29, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Honey bees` genetic code decoded

Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.

Dec 12, 2012, 23:28 PM IST

Drug to fix faulty DNA shown green flag in Europe

Regulators have approved the first therapy in the western world that can correct errors in a person’s genetic code, it has been revealed.

Nov 03, 2012, 15:50 PM IST

Gene behind male breast cancer decoded

Scientists claim to have identified a gene which can increase the risk of male breast cancer by 50 per cent

Sep 24, 2012, 17:44 PM IST

`Tweaked` tomatoes could be `juicier and tastier`

The tomato genome sequence includes both the domesticated type and its wild ancestor, Solanum pimpinellifolium

May 31, 2012, 18:44 PM IST

Genetic code of superbugs` cracked!

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections.

May 23, 2012, 14:43 PM IST

Whole genome sequencing may improve medical care

The wealth of info locked up in human genome can help doctors advise patients on lifestyle changes to stave off diseases.

Dec 30, 2011, 18:38 PM IST

Genetic clue behind RA, autoimmune disorders identified

A team of scientists has identified the exact means by which an alteration in gene PTPN22 increases risk for RA.

Aug 15, 2011, 13:17 PM IST

First study of lung cancer patient who never smoke

Scientists claim to have carried out a first-of-its-kind study of a patient with lung
cancer, who never smoked.

Jul 10, 2011, 17:01 PM IST

First study of lung cancer patient who never smoke

Scientists claim to have carried out a first-of-its-kind study of a patient with lung
cancer, who never smoked.

Jul 10, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Genetic code `editing` cures hemophilia

Scientists have been able to "edit" genetic code, a breakthrough which they say could pave way for some hereditary diseases.

Jun 27, 2011, 16:56 PM IST