Genetics
Sunday 26 April, 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
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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...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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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
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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...

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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  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  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  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  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  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  More...