Genetic causes of common disorders revealed

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

`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.

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.

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.

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.