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Neanderthal genes may have helped modern humans develop protection from viruses

Neanderthals had been living outside of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years, giving them time to evolve defences against viruses.

07 Oct 2018 1:40 PM

Family genetics vital to understand autism progression

Study revealed total amount of rare mutations in person's genome can explain why individuals with 1 disease can have multiple symptoms.

08 Sep 2018 6:48 PM

Genetic factors may increase liver damage risk in chronic hepatitis B patients

This may, at least partially explain why patients with the variation experience poorer liver health.

28 Jul 2018 7:15 PM

Obese? Blame your grandparents

The findings appear in the journal Pediatric Obesity. 

12 May 2018 7:18 PM

Pointers to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

Psychotherapy approaches addressed the underlying dysfunctions of fear extinction and emotion regulation.

10 May 2018 5:18 PM


A new weapon against epilepsy

We are what scientists call mosaics - bunches of cells that may have different genotypes buried deep within us.

28 Apr 2018 2:31 PM

When heart disease runs in the family, exercise tied to lower risk

Exercise appeared linked to a lower risk of heart problems even after researchers accounted for factors like age, gender, ethnicity, etc.

15 Apr 2018 8:08 PM

Can cow's milk prevent type 1 diabetes?

There is no evidence to revise the current dietary recommendations for infants at high risk for type 1 diabetes.

03 Jan 2018 10:56 AM

'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease

The drug uses an approach called antisense to stop a gene producing a particular protein.

12 Dec 2017 11:51 AM

Homosexuality is in the genes, claims study

Controversial study claims gay men share two gene variants that suggest they are born with their sexual preference.

08 Dec 2017 4:24 PM


Chinese scientists identify genetic pathway in ageing

Researchers said they have not yet found the worms’ neuropeptide in the human body.

11 Nov 2017 12:25 PM

Nearly 80 percent schizophrenia risk may be traced back to genes, says study

The study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, indicates that genetics has a substantial influence on risk for schizophrenia.

07 Oct 2017 9:28 AM

Getting divorced may be a genetic trait, says study

While studies have shown children from broken families more prone to getting divorced, new study claims it is not true for adopted kids.

05 Oct 2017 10:59 AM