`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.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to asthma in grand kids

Researchers have discovered that smoking can have a lasting legacy, and one well-established risk factor for asthma is having a mother who smoked during her pregnancy.

Kids inherit obesity from their parents

Kids of obese parents have higher chances of being overweight, a new study has revealed.

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.

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.