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Genes that control parrots’ ability to imitate decoded

Scientists say they have assembled more completely the string of genetic letters that could control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other sounds Continue reading “Genes that control parrots’ ability to imitate decoded” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Scottish lecturer found to be genetic ‘grandfather of everyone in Britain’

A retired lecturer who took a DNA test to find out where his ancestors came from has been found to be directly descended from the first woman on earth Continue reading “Scottish lecturer found to be genetic More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Mennonite family helps spot Parkinson’s disease gene

An international team of researchers, including one of Indian origin, has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson’s disease (PD) Continue reading “Mennonite family More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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`Sticky` Gecko toepad secrets could inspire future robots to run up walls

Geckos’ sticky toepads that allow them to climb up walls and even hang upside down on ceilings have evolved repeatedly Continue reading “`Sticky` Gecko toepad secrets could inspire future robots to run up More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Smoking damages DNA of hopeful dads and ups cancer risk in offsprings

Cigarette smoke damages DNA in the reproductive cells of fathers and these changes are inherited by the offspring, a new study has found Continue reading “Smoking damages DNA of hopeful dads and ups cancer More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Why we can”t resist fries, burgers and omelettes

There may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods such as buttery shrimp, fried eggs, burgers and fries are so appealing together Continue reading “Why we can”t resist fries, burgers More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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`Trust` hormone oxytocin misregulated in people with Williams syndrome

The hormone oxytocin – often referred to as the “trust” hormone or “love hormone” for its role in stimulating emotional responses Continue reading “`Trust` hormone oxytocin misregulated in people More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does not Continue reading “Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered

Scientists have found new genetic information that illustrates how harmful bacteria cause the acute diarrheal disease shigellosis Continue reading “New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered” More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels

Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental Continue reading “Genes only partially affect intelligence levels” »  More...