Wednesday 23 July, 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 Continue reading “Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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How organs coordinate their development with body

Believe it or not, during growth our organs do not develop synchronously with the body’s development Continue reading “How organs coordinate their development with body” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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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 Continue reading “Genes affect More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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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 Continue reading “Older fathers pass more gene More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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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 Continue reading “Blonde or More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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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 Continue reading “Researchers described a new type of heredity in Paramecia” More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Genes decide why you can’t tolerate pain

To understand why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels, scientists have discovered four genes that play a vital role in deciding this Continue reading “Genes decide why you can’t More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment Continue reading “Unlocked: How More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

The world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue Continue reading “Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Humans had sex with Neanderthals: Study

Geneticists have found that early European humans had children with Neanderthals Continue reading “Humans had sex with Neanderthals: Study” »  More...