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Your genes may affect response to flu shot

2014-12-17 17:30

According to researchers, people with a specific genetic profile are more likely to have detectable antibodies against the flu strain targeted by the seasonal flu vaccine.

Genes may affect response to flu shot

2014-12-12 10:42

According to researchers, people with a specific genetic profile are more likely to have detectable antibodies against the flu strain targeted by the seasonal flu vaccine.

Do your genes affect how well you sleep?

2014-12-05 05:00

Scientists believe that when and how people sleep may be hereditary to an extent while duration of sleep could be linked to conditions like diabetes and hypertension.

Scientists map Sub-Saharan Africa's genetic diversity

2014-12-04 08:34

Scientists have made the most comprehensive map yet of African genetic variation and say it should help them learn more about the role genes play in diseases such as malaria, haemorrhagic fever and hypertension.

How well you sleep may depend on your genes

2014-12-04 07:57

Scientists believe that when and how people sleep may be hereditary to an extent while duration of sleep could be linked to conditions like diabetes and hypertension.

World's oldest people share no genetic secrets: study

2014-11-13 10:59

Think the reason some people live beyond the age of 100 is because of their genes? Think again. US scientists say they've found no genetic secrets shared between a group of 17 super centenarians

World first: A glowing flower

2014-11-03 10:32

A glowing flower has gone on display in Tokyo. Instead of sorcery and magic, its creators used science to genetically modify the flower, adding a naturally fluorescent plankton protein to its genetic mix.

Is being a criminal rooted in our genes?

2014-10-29 13:23

Is a violent criminal born that way? Delving into one of oldest questions in psychology, some scientists have suggested genes may contribute to roughly half of the influence, by affecting brain chemistry.

The negative health effects of Genetically Modified foods and how to negate them

2014-10-23 05:00

Pharmacist Brent Murphy says the introduction of genetically modified foods means you are being experimented on, without your knowledge. Here’s what you can do to protect your health.

Scientists unravel the genetics of human height

2014-10-09 14:18

Tall parents have tall kids, but understanding the genetics of height has been a big order for scientists.

Genes may boost academic success

2014-10-07 11:09

According to a study, genes are important in a large number of traits which contribute to how easy and enjoyable children find learning.

Our life with the Neanderthals was no brief affair

2014-08-20 22:30

Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas - and have sex.

Genes may play a role in cerebral palsy

2014-07-16 13:13

Cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability in children, may have a genetic cause.

People pick friends with similar genes

2014-07-15 14:27

New findings have made it clear that people have more DNA in common with those who are selected as friends than with strangers in the same population.

New therapeutic strategy for oesophageal disorder

2014-07-14 11:23

Research has opened up new therapeutic strategies for for EoE, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the oesophagus.

Tibetans breathe better thanks to a special gene

2014-07-03 08:35

Scientists say many Tibetans possess a rare variant of a gene involved in carrying oxygen in the blood that they likely inherited from a group of extinct humans who interbred with our species.

How to bet, invest in your genes

2014-06-19 06:03

A study has shown that genetics play a big role in how a person acts when it comes to betting and investing.

Causes of migraines

2014-05-30 12:02

No one knows exactly what causes migraine attacks, but both environmental factors and genetics seem to be involved.

Mass DNA test of teens fails to find rapist

2014-05-22 16:32

French authorities say that mass DNA testing of the entire male population of a French high school failed to find the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

Girl's skeleton reveals Native American origins

2014-05-16 09:02

A teenage girl who fell into a hole more than 12 000 years ago in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is offering new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans, researchers say.

Genetically modified food labelling, a reality

2014-05-09 11:33

Vermont has became the first US state to mandate labelling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court.

Get to grips with OCD

2014-05-07 15:24

Like TV detective Monk and footballer David Beckham, 1.9% of Australians are affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Do you also live in this irrational, secret world?

‘Cloned stem cells create Catholic fear’

2014-04-29 08:36

In the wake of announcements from laboratories in the US that they had created human embryos by cloning cells of living people, a lab in New York has announced that it had done that and more.

Genes may determine how much pain you can take

2014-04-22 13:07

Researchers have pinpointed a number of genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person.

Goat genetically modified to produce medicinal milk

2014-04-19 09:00

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with a special enzyme to treat Gaucher's disease, a rare human genetic condition.

 

Study: How humans tamed wild horses

2014-12-16 10:32

Humans tamed horses some 5 500 years ago, and an international study of ancient and modern horse genes has shed light on the traits people saw as valuable, including speed, vigor and learning ability.

Scientists may have found genetic cause of Gigantism

2014-12-05 12:20

A defect in growth hormone output may be the cause of Gigantism – a rare condition that causes excessive growth in children.

Scientists map genetic diversity of sub-Saharan Africa

2014-12-04 12:16

Scientists have recently made the most comprehensive map of African genetic variation to date and believe that it will assist them in better understanding the role of genetics in diseases.

How well you sleep may depend on your genes

2014-12-04 08:00

Scientists believe that when and how people sleep may be hereditary to an extent while duration of sleep could be linked to conditions like diabetes and hypertension.

Richard III's DNA raises questions about his heirs

2014-12-03 10:13

Scientists say there is 'overwhelming evidence' that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England's King Richard III, but their DNA testing also has raised questions about the nobility of some of his royal successors.

Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival

2014-11-03 14:01

A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from Ebola or not.

Scientists build 'mini-stomachs' in lab

2014-10-30 13:13

Scientists using stem cells say they have built the world's first 'mini-stomachs', tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.

The health effects of Genetically Modified foods and how to negate them

2014-10-23 09:04

Pharmacist Brent Murphy says the introduction of genetically modified foods means you are being experimented on, without your knowledge. Here’s what you can do to protect your health.

The negative health effects of Genetically Modified foods and how to negate them

2014-10-22 15:45

Pharmacist Brent Murphy says the introduction of genetically modified foods means you are being experimented on, without your knowledge. Here’s what you can do to protect your health.

Gulping coffee all day? It may be in the genes

2014-10-07 21:36

Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much coffee you consume. Now a study has identified some genes that may play a role.

Scientists spot genetic clues to Crohn's disease

2014-08-28 12:08

Differences in environmental factors among people – such as diet and gut bacteria – can trigger Crohn's disease in people with several genes linked to the disease.

Genetic mutation in obese people triggers appetite

2014-07-31 10:06

A genetic mutation in some obese people triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods like chocolate.

Evolution of pig trade between China & US

2014-07-16 10:42

European pig producers have found a lucrative market selling porkers to China for breeding purposes. But a new study shows that this business is a remarkable tale of trade flowing in reverse.

A reason why your friends feel like family

2014-07-15 10:42

A new study has found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves, so much so that friends tend to be as alike at the genetic level as a person's fourth cousin

Experts create babies from frozen testicles

2014-07-02 11:16

Scientists have produced live offspring from testicle tissue that has been cryopreserved and say a similar technique might be used to preserve the fertility of boys facing cancer treatment.

Panel backs potential 'three-parent' IVF babies

2014-06-03 20:56

A British expert scientific panel has given its backing to potential new three-way fertility treatments that would allow genetically modified embryos to be implanted into women.

Brains of sea animals could cure Alzheimer's

2014-05-23 07:36

A scientist studying sea animals called comb jellies has found the road map to a new form of brain development that could lead to treatments for Parkinson's ans Alzheimer's.

The healthy sperm diet

2014-05-20 15:14

Planning to become a father? You'd better do whatever you can to ensure that your tiny genetic propagators are plentiful and healthy, including eating the right foods.

Clones: Should companies own them?

2014-05-09 16:13

The method for cloning animals such as the famed Dolly the Sheep can be patented, but the resulting animals themselves cannot, a US federal appeals court has ruled.

Scientists add new letters to alphabet of life

2014-05-08 09:48

Scientists, in a world first, has announced that they had added two letters to the genetic code that forms the chemical blueprint for life.

Spider DNA spurs search into arachnid secrets

2014-05-07 06:30

Scientists have published the first spider genome, helping the quest to uncover secrets which could lead to smarter insecticides and man-made super-strong spider silk.

Could you be heading for a heart attack?

2014-04-23 10:24

Heart disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes. Don’t become another statistic – get the lowdown on heart gene tests and other ways of preventing a heart attack.

Men with female genetics can be dads

2014-04-21 09:00

A rare gender disorder doesn't need to be the end for wanna-be dads.

Goat genetically modified to produce medicinal milk

2014-04-16 12:16

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with a special enzyme to treat Gaucher's disease, a rare human genetic condition.

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