Genes & Genetics
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By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 15 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 15 May 2012 Born to win: New research suggests that success could be in our genes
Identical twins not as identical as once thought Average twin set carries as many as 359 genetic differences By Daily Mail Reporter
By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 18:57 GMT, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 12 November 2012 Our intelligence and behaviour requires optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain.
Cannabis smokers had double the risk of developing a psychotic dis order if they carried the gene AKT1 Research could be used to advise people at greater risk of side-effects By Daily Mail Reporter
Gene, called Arih2, makes decides whether to switch on the immune response to an infection Researchers are looking at the effect on the immune response of switching gene off for short periods Say it has potential to help treat chronic conditions
May 2, 2012 — A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has shown that an extra copy of a brain-development gene, which appeared in our ancestors' genomes about 2.4 million years ago, allowed maturing neurons to migrate farther and develop more connections.
“It is further proof that even white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are descended from a black Eve.” The project has now tested 2,000 people across the United Kingdom and most have markers that trace their ancestry back up to 3,500 years,
In mice with ears that heal rapidly, cartilage (shown in the thick blue border) also regenerates and heals more quickly. Washington University researchers found that the same genes that promote healing after cartilage damage also appear to protect against osteoarthritis.
Osteologists Ove and Evy Persson during the excavation of Grave 2 at Ajvide, Gotland, Sweden, in 1983. The skeleton belongs to a young female, c. 20 years of age, dated to around 2700 BC.
New research from Harvard Medical School shows that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, interacts with a key gene in mitochondria, providing prolonged lifespan and activity of mitochondria. Using genetically enhanced mice, the study shows that mice cells lacking the SIRT1 gene don’t respond to resveratrol, while mice with the gene showed dramatic increases in energy. New research reinforces the claim that resveratrol—a compound found in plants and food groups, notably red wine—prolongs lifespan and health-span by boosting the activity of mitochondria, the cell’s energy supplier.
Sarah Tishkoff, center, with Pygmy women
Breakthrough in search for alien life as scientists manufacture DNA-like molecule which can transmit genetic materialBy Daily Mail Reporter
Missing Lincs Lesser-known genetic material helps explain why humans are human
Our genes carry unbelievable information of our past. And it is this genetic information, that affects our present, because the only way forward is to look into the past. This documentary film explains genetic science and it’s impact on our future life.
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:55 GMT, 11 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 12 March 2012