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Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Latest World Health Organization (WHO) data show that 216 million people were infected last year with the malaria parasite.

07 May 2018 8:21 AM

Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Scientists also found that the genetic basis for depression is shared with other psychiatric disorders.

29 Apr 2018 10:29 AM

Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

The new findings could help explain why not everyone treated with antidepressants sees their condition improve.

28 Apr 2018 8:13 AM

How cancer-causing virus clings to our DNA decoded

To complete their 3D portrait of the virus, they combined their results with information drawn from other imaging techniques.

22 Apr 2018 5:32 PM

Here's what triggers depression among adults

This study identifies genes that potentially increase our risk of depression.

17 Apr 2018 1:32 PM


Decoding hair colour genes could aid cancer research, says study

Findings, published in Nature Genetics, could also help forensic scientists use DNA samples to identify natural hair colour of criminals.

17 Apr 2018 8:48 AM

110 new genes that increase breast cancer risk uncovered: Study

The new study helps researchers come closer to understanding how DNA influences a woman's risk of breast cancer.

13 Mar 2018 12:53 PM

Over 500 genes linked to intelligence identified

They also found 187 regions in the human genome that are linked to thinking skills.

13 Mar 2018 12:12 PM

Study explains link between genetic abnormalities and multiple myeloma

The disease does not exhibit major symptoms initially and symptoms like bone pain, bleeding and anemia generally occur at a later stage.

13 Mar 2018 11:00 AM

Empathy is partly driven by our genes: study

Researchers also found that genetic variants associated with lower empathy are also associated with higher risk for autism.

12 Mar 2018 1:56 PM


Genes that make elephants resistant to cancer also found in humans

The study says that since all vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor, humans also have these anti-cancer genes.

10 Mar 2018 12:51 PM

Autism, schizophrenia share molecular traits: study

The molecular pathology showed significant overlap between distinct disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia.

10 Feb 2018 2:10 PM

Positive attitude towards ageing works wonders

The study examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people.

08 Feb 2018 5:49 PM

Human genome decoded with pocket-sized device

The new sequencing method is the first to read long, unbroken strands of DNA.

30 Jan 2018 2:02 PM

Anti-aging field 'explodes' in pursuit of healthy old age

This field of research on aging has exploded in the last 20 years.

26 Jan 2018 6:22 PM


Mosquito genes hold key to halting dengue spread: study

We do not have vaccines for all the different viral diseases caused by this mosquito.

25 Jan 2018 5:23 PM

Pairs of friends more genetically similar than random pairs of strangers: Study

The findings revealed that the genetic similarities could partly be because of what is known as "social homophily".

15 Jan 2018 10:04 PM

Improving diet quality can reduce genetic risk of weight gain

Researchers also note that genetic predisposition is no barrier to successful weight management.

11 Jan 2018 3:34 PM

Gene mutations behind obesity identified

Knowing what specific mutations cause obesity allows scientists to create drugs that target them specifically.

09 Jan 2018 8:00 PM

Boozing puts your genes at risk

The study also examined how the body tries to protect itself against damage caused by alcohol.

04 Jan 2018 11:47 AM