ARTICLES RELATING TO GENETICS

Virginity written in genes

2016-04-18 20:09

A DNA study of more than 380 000 people has uncovered a rather surprising role for human genes: helping to determine the age at which you first have sex.

Understanding your entire genome may improve medical treatment

2016-03-22 12:09

We are now on the threshold of whole genome sequencing at a cost that makes it accessible as a tool for personalised healthcare.

Watch: Facial surgery gives baby new hope

2016-02-19 13:04

Adorable Ashbrite’s life was changed by a pro bono operation, performed by a team of leading local doctors.

Stem cells could repair skull and facial bones

2016-02-17 09:45

A stem cell discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer to replace skull and facial bones.

Neanderthal DNA may affect modern human health

2016-02-12 14:25

Genetic legacy can affect our risk of nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke.

US scientists urge ban on human genetic modification

2015-12-01 05:18

Genetic engineering, allowing creation of 'designer babies', could lead to irreversible effects on humanity say scientists.

Your body shape can indicate your diabetes risk

2015-10-19 15:34

Recent research has shown that women with narrow hips have a higher diabetes risk than women with larger hips.

A gene for better rice

2015-07-07 05:33

Scientists say they have pinpointed variants of a gene to improve the quality and yield of rice, a staple starch for billions of people.

Genes determine which exercise is best

2015-05-22 15:09

Women with a low genetic risk for obesity tend to benefit more from resistance training.

Seasonal changes may affect immune system

2015-05-22 10:18

The strength of your immune system changes with the seasons, which explains why some diseases are worse during some months than others.

 

Some people defy their 'genetic destiny' and sidestep disease

2016-04-14 14:24

A study of 13 rare cases suggests that DNA 'destiny' can occasionally be escaped when it comes to inherited diseases.

Should you have your genes screened?

2016-03-14 14:09

Genetic tests promise to be beneficial for weight loss, disease treatment and more, but are these tests really worth it, and should you consider having your genes screened?

Neanderthal DNA redraws human out-of-Africa timeline

2016-02-18 19:02

A group of modern humans that arrived in Eurasia far earlier than previously thought also had sex with Neanderthals, according to a study that redraws the migratory timeline for our species.

Blame it on the Neanderthals...

2016-02-12 21:34

If you can't seem to quit smoking, or have a tendency to become depressed, you might be able to blame your Neanderthal heritage.

Scientists debate boundaries and ethics of human gene editing

2015-12-02 14:16

Scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny.

Gene mutation behind Finns' reckless drunkenness

2015-11-19 18:44

Finns may have a reputation for sometimes drunken and violent behaviour but a new scientific study suggests their impulsive and reckless actions may be caused by a genetic mutation.

19 EU countries seek to block GM crop cultivation

2015-10-04 21:58

More than two thirds of the European Union's member states want to block the cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territory.

Amazon, Google want your DNA in the cloud

2015-06-06 18:00

Amazon.com is in a race against Google to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries.

Scientists question ethics of 'designer babies'

2015-05-22 12:11

The first experiment using CRISPR gene-editing to alter the DNA of human embryos has ignited an outcry from scientists.

Genetic testing moves into the world of employee health

2015-04-30 16:22

Employers may start helping workers find genetic answers to their health problems via a new genetic testing programme.

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