A new study has revealed that a blood test can help in detecting the risk of Atrial fibrillation and stroke among the people who are genetically predisposed to the development of the problem.
An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveal new research.
Researchers have taken a major step forward understanding how enzymes `edit` genes, which has paved the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.
Scientists have found that mice lacking one copy of a gene called CTCF have a normal DNA methylation and are markedly predisposed to cancer, which can provide new hope for breast cancer.
The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down`s syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study published Wednesday that surprised its authors.
Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation some 5,000 years ago, research shows.
A maverick scientist wants to detect Martian life and bring it back to Earth by using a device called a digital biological converter, or biological teleporter that he`s trying to build.
Humans may soon be able to design and "print" synthetic organisms using the biological equivalent of a 3D printer, a leading scientist has predicted.
Scientists have found that different types of happiness have different effects on the human genome.
Researchers have discovered that many of the genes that boost our immune system vary from person to person depending on their ethnicity, a finding that highlights the need for personalised medicines.
Cambridge researchers including an Indian origin have revealed that four-stranded `quadruple helix` DNA structures - known as G-quadruplexes - also exist within the human genome.
Every humans has 400 flaws on an average in their DNA, geneticists say.
Only about 1 percent of the human genome contains gene regions that code for proteins.
Georgia Tech’s Soojin Yi found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, might contribute to phenotypic changes.
Do you know what separates you from a chimpanzee? A tiny bit of "junk DNA", scientists say.
It was created by piecing together minute details from brain tissue including millions of genes.
Scientists claim to have found evidence of "jumping genes" in humans, that may help to explain why people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks.
India has successfully mapped the human genome that will help develop effective drug development.
Day in Pics: 25th October
Showbiz World - October 25, 2014
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