Sunday 19 November, 2017

Gene associated with thinking skills found

Researchers have identified a gene mutation that is linked with thinking skills. The discovery can unravel the secret behind brain ageing and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

DNA discovery makes possible new treatment for illnesses

New Zealand and Australian scientists have observed DNA moving between animal cells in a breakthrough discovery that could lead to better understanding  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Novel DNA test could identify risk of frailty

New research from the Johns Hopkins University suggests that the quantity of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) found in peoples’  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in men

In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

How organs coordinate their development with body

Believe it or not, during growth our organs do not develop synchronously with the body’s development  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Genes affect betting decisions too

If you are an avid stock investor, do not just blame your destiny if you missed out on making a fortune in the share market as betting decisions and strategy are determined  More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations  More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Blonde or Brunette – single DNA change can decide hair colour

To get a blonde look, you soon may not need to visit a hair clinic or a specialist barber. A single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blonde hair in humans  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Researchers described a new type of heredity in Paramecia

Considered as an obsolete theory for many years, the transmission of acquired traits has returned to the forefront of debate  More...