An Australian court ruled today that it is possible to patent genes.
The world’s “ugliest woman in the world” was finally laid to rest today in her native Mexico, finally putting a sad chapter to rest in human history.
It has long been thought that King Tutankhamun, the boy king and the world’s most famous pharaoh, was the son of the pharaoh Akhenaten and his sister.
A study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center has found that obesity in mothers has been linked to abnormal brain development in fetuses.
Spanish researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have devised a method that can cure type 1 diabetes in dogs.
Past studies have shown that a mother's diet and weight can affect her child's health even before birth. However, new research reveals what a father eats and how much he weighs is just as important to the health of his future offspring after a new study revealed that paternal obesity could increase a baby's risk of developing cancer later in life.
Researchers believe that they have found a way to restore hearing in mice models of a genetic type of deafness.
A new study explains how a genetic variant in the Chinese population raises the risk of people in China having severe cases of swine flu or H1N1 as compared to others.
A new study suggests that men find women who look like them more attractive. The study, conducted by a French team from the Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (Isem, CNRS) focused on particular facial features such as eye and hair color, lip and eyebrow thickness and the presence or absence of a chin dimple, according to Medical Xpress.
A new study by researchers from McMaster University has revealed why some people are happier than others. The researchers claim to have uncovered genetic evidence (the gene FTO - a major genetic contributor to obesity) which is associated with an eight percent reduction in the risk of depression, Medical Xpress reports. This suggests that the gene is not just an obesity gene, but a gene responsible for happiness as well.
In a move that could alter the way breast cancers are treated, scientists have categorized breast cancer into four distinctive types based on genetics.
There has been an alarming rise in the number of obese people in the last few decades and the epidemic is turning into an unprecedented challenge for healthcare systems around the world. However, apart from looking for ways to reduce weight or burn excessive fat, researchers have also been looking at the factors that contribute to obesity and the measures to prevent it.