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Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, shows that the risk of developing asthma, hay fever or eczema is affected by genes, environment and lifestyle factors.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Scientists suggest homosexuality is genetic, decode Darwinian paradox

Evidence suggests that homosexuality is governed by genetic influences and gay couples reproduce less than heterosexuals. Scientists are now debating how such behaviour fits with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and will homosexuality eventually be extinct? 


Sep 25, 2018, 14:08 PM IST

Genes determine how heart rate responds to exercise: Research

New research has found that genetic differences in receptors found in skeletal muscles can contribute to this different response.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Over 100 genes that determine hair colour identified

Scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining the colour of our hair, a finding that could help law enforcers predict the hair colour of a criminal from DNA evidence at the crime scene.

Apr 17, 2018, 13:16 PM IST

80 genes that trigger depression identified

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been identified, a finding that adds to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder, say scientists.

Apr 17, 2018, 09:55 AM IST

New blood test to predict TB onset two years in advance

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis (TB) up to two years before its onset in high-risk patients.

Apr 06, 2018, 12:26 PM IST

Over 500 genes associated with intelligence identified by scientists

The team not only identified 538 genes related to intellectual ability but also found 187 regions in the human genome that are linked to thinking skills.

Mar 13, 2018, 10:38 AM IST

Gene therapy drug shows promise of haemophilia cure

Over one year on from a single treatment with a gene therapy drug, participants with haemophilia A (the most common type) are showing normal levels of the previously missing protein, and effectively curing them.

Dec 14, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Genes linked to homosexuality identified

Researchers from North Shore University Health System (NSUHS) in the US also discovered differences in the TSHR gene, which is linked to the thyroid, The Telegraph reported.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

These genes could help prolong human life

The DNA samples from the volunteers carry the genetics of their biological parents, so provide a practical way of studying exceptionally long lifespans.

Dec 08, 2017, 14:07 PM IST

Rare Amish gene may hold secret to long, healthy life

Amish people with the mutation lived up to an average 85 years of age, significantly over 10 years longer than their predicted average lifespan of 71.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

This rare gene may hold secret to long, healthy life

A genetically and culturally isolated group of "Amish" people in Berne, Indiana, US, were found to be the sole carriers of the gene mutation. 

Nov 16, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

Scientists edit genes inside human body for the first time – Things to know

Gene editing (or genome editing) is the insertion, deletion or replacement of DNA at a specific site in the genome of an organism or cell.

Nov 16, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

World's first gene editing experimented in human body

This bold attempt has raised hopes of permanently changing a person's DNA to cure a disease.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:03 PM IST

Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

The boy suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed about 80 per cent of the outermost layer of his skin.

Nov 11, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Gene alterations linked to pancreatic cancer survival

Adenocarcinoma is by far the most common type of a pancreas tumour.

Nov 05, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

New flu shot may protect you lifelong

Scientists researched whether a universal flu shot could be created by using a combination of multiple genes shared at the ancestral level by flu strains circulating.

Nov 03, 2017, 19:48 PM IST

An end to genetic diseases is nearer than you thought

These tools might also be able to fix mutations of diseases which have no treatment and are deadly but no common.

Oct 27, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

NASA's Twin Study reveals details on how space travel affects gene expression

The study's preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in the process of turning genes on and off, leading to massive changes in their expression.

Oct 25, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified

Researchers have found that mutations associated with both light and dark pigmentation in diverse African populations that originated more than 300,000 years ago, and some emerged roughly one million years ago, well before the emergence of modern humans. 

Oct 14, 2017, 16:49 PM IST