Thursday 17 April, 2014

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 heredity, environment affect gene expression” »  More...

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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...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified

In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a gene that is behind a rare balding condition called ‘atrichia Continue reading “Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder

Diseases caused by genetic mutation may become easier to cure as scientists have discovered that a gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR Continue reading “New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder” More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Genetic study supports link between carbohydrate digestion and obesity

New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. Continue reading “Genetic study supports link between carbohydrate digestion More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Genetic regulators in blood cells located

In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene Continue reading “Genetic regulators More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Address sleep disorders to prevent diabetes, obesity: Study

Scientists have linked inadequate or disturbed sleep to the development of metabolic disorders Continue reading “Address sleep disorders to prevent diabetes, obesity: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!

The ancient Egyptians suffered from same health issues that plague us today, including high cholesterol Continue reading “The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia Continue reading “Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia” »  More...