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Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious.

Rare genetic disorder is slowly turning these 26-year-old twins to stone! - Read

Rare genetic disorder is slowly turning these 26-year-old twins to stone! - Read

26-year-old Zoe Buxton and Lucy Fretwell are one of just three twins across the globe to have the rare condition.

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Union Health Minister launched the testing lab with the aim to provide proper diagnosis for all kinds of genetic disorders, including cancer and reproductive disorders.

Artificial 'brain in a dish' may help decode neural disorders

Artificial 'brain in a dish' may help decode neural disorders

These observations showcase neuroscientists' newfound ability to monitor, assemble and manipulate so-called neural spheroids, generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells, to study the normal development of the human forebrain during late pregnancy.

New genetic test to detect inherited diseases launched

New genetic test to detect inherited diseases launched

A new genetic test for inherited diseases has been launched by MedGenome, a company into genomics-based research and diagnostics, on Friday.

Marriage between first cousins increases risk of passing genetic disorders: Study

A study by Igenomix, the reproductive genetic laboratory giant, on Wednesday has revealed that consanguineous marriages or marriages between first cousins increase the risk of passing genetic disorders to their children.

60 genetic disorders cause skin and nervous system problems

Disorders may be inherited or develop from spontaneous mutations. Although treatments are improving, there are no cures for neurocutaneous disorders.

More young Indians embracing gene testing for healthy ageing

A technology that scans DNA instructions you inherited from your parents to spot genetic disorders is now gaining ground among Indians.