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Third-hand smoke can damage one's respiratory system: Study

Third-hand smoke results when the exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the burning cigarettes settle on surfaces like clothing, hair and furniture.

Gene therapy was hailed as a revolution, then came the bill

Dozens of revolutionary gene therapies bringing the power to eliminate lethal childhood diseases, rare blood disorders and other severe illnesses are on their way but no one knows how much to charge for them.


Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction: Study

After detailed analysis it was found that "when at least one of the partners in a couple carried a particular version of the oxytocin-related gene, both partners reported greater marital security and satisfaction."

Genes have over 60% influence on academic success: Study

For the study, published in npj Science of Learning, the team analysed test scores from primary through the end of compulsory education of more than 6,000 pairs of twins.

Certain genes related to mood, stress can impact longevity

A series of genes involved in mood and stress disorders could have an impact on the longevity. Researchers suggest these genes are targets for therapeutic interventions.

Whether you are happy or depressed also depends on your genes

A team of researchers have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.


Nature versus nurture: Do genes control anti-social behaviour and intolerance?

Through genes, one inherits vulnerability factor. Environmental factors in conjunction with the vulnerability can influence behaviour.

These 30 genes hold the clue to a longer, healthier life

Researcher confident that findings of anti-ageing research conducted on worms, fish and mice apply to humans too.

In their Genes

Hemant Sagar on Lecoanet Hemant’s pret line and designing clothes for New India.

Genes link criminality and intelligence

Sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower intelligence than sons whose fathers have no criminal history.