Paternal line investigation unravels journey of the red fox

Leaving maternal genetics behind, researchers have for the first time investigated ancestry, including the Y chromosome or paternal line, across the red fox genome.

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings

A new study claims that only 8.2 percent of our DNA actually does some significant work.

Scientists map over 17,000 proteins in human body

In a landmark find, a team of international researchers led by Indian scientists, for the first time, in the world has mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body.

Blood in historic pumpkin not of French King!

Contrary to popular belief, the blood in a historic pumpkin, decorated with portraits of the protagonists of the French Revolution, did not belong to French King Louis XVI, a study reveals.

Tsetse flies genome may harbor sleeping sickness cure

Researchers have revealed that genetic adaptions of tsetse fly allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.

New maps for navigating human genome unveiled

Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how our genetic material is regulated in order to make the human body work.

Contagious yawning may decrease with age

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy and tiredness and could decrease as one ages, a new study has found.

America`s only Clovis skeleton`s genome dating 13,000 years mapped

In a new study, researchers have mapped the genome of the only Clovis human skeleton to revive the scientific debate about the colonization of the Americas.

Gene involved in response to cocaine identified

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have identified a gene that may determine the intensity of our response to cocaine.

Genetic causes of common disorders revealed

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

Gene mutation linked to risk of eating disorders

Researchers have identified two gene mutations that appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing eating disorders.

Scientists decode kiwifruit genome

Scientists have decoded the DNA sequence of the kiwifruit and found that the fruit has many genetic similarities between its 39,040 genes and other plant species, including potatoes and tomatoes.

Ants more closely related to bees than most wasps

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, scientists have discovered.

Scientists decode genome of Chinese hamster

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of the Chinese hamster, paving way for advances in the pharmaceutical industry.

Genome of humans` closest invertebrate relative sequenced

Scientists have sequenced the genome of Botryllus schlosseri - a small sea creature which is humans` closest living invertebrate relative.

Potential targets for breast cancer therapy identified

Scientists have identified genes that could be potential targets of drugs for aggressive forms of breast cancer, says a study.

China-US scientists sequence Mongolian genome

The sequencing and drafting of the genome was published Thursday in the science journal PLoS Genetics.

Genomes of 201 microbes sequenced

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genomes of 201 microbes to find out more about the role these tiny, single-celled organisms play in our environment.

`Dementia cure could be out in 7 yrs`

UK`s Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has said that drugs companies believe that they would have found a cure for dementia by 2020.