Genetic disorders

10-month-old baby with rare genetic condition weighs 28 kilos, doctors baffled

10-month-old baby with rare genetic condition weighs 28 kilos, doctors baffled

Despite lots of study and examination, no one really knows what is wrong with this baby boy.

Nov 13, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
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.

Jul 19, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
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.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
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.

May 16, 2017, 23:21 PM IST
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.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
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.

Mar 17, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

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.

Sep 28, 2016, 22:11 PM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Campaign promotes use of folic acid to prevent birth defects

 With cases of birth defects in India rising, an awareness campaign has been launched to prevent their occurrence by promoting use of 'Folic Acid' among expectant mothers.

Aug 31, 2015, 11:53 AM IST

Most people carry recessive disease mutations

A large global study spanning over two decades has revealed that humans carry an average of one to two mutations per person that can cause severe genetic disorders or prenatal death when two copies of the same mutation are inherited.

Apr 09, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Genetic causes of common disorders revealed

Researchers have found that six common diseases arise from DNA changes located outside genes.

Dec 23, 2013, 12:17 PM IST

`Smell of fear` can be passed down generations

A new study has revealed that memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors.

Dec 02, 2013, 11:42 AM IST

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

Nov 07, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Red wine compound may help prevent Alzheimer`s

Researchers including an Indian-origin scientist have discovered a link between ApoE4 and SirT1, an "anti-aging protein" targeted by resveratrol, present in red wine.

Oct 22, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

First map of genetic variation in humans could revolutionise healthcare

European scientists have created a map that points to the genetic causes of differences between people.

Sep 16, 2013, 16:56 PM IST