Sunday 21 December, 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 Continue reading “Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in men” »  More...

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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 Continue reading 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 Continue reading “How organs coordinate their development with body” »  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 Continue reading “Genes affect 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 Continue reading “Older fathers pass more gene 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 Continue reading “Blonde or 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 Continue reading “Researchers described a new type of heredity in Paramecia” More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014

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

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

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...