Monday, Oct 03, 2022



How about them apples? Research orchards chart a fruit’s future

September 28, 2022 5:51 pm

Scientists are working on understanding the genetics that result in the bonanza of apple diversity, with the ultimate goal of improving the fruit in different ways — tastier, heartier, more disease-resistant and with longer shelf-life in the face of changing climates.

Here's why we age

September 20, 2022 2:46 pm

Against all evolutionary odds, humans are getting older and older. But why?

The need for diversity in genome sequencing

July 20, 2022 3:51 pm

A majority of the DNA that has been sequenced for research comes from donors of European ancestry. That causes a knowledge gap about the genome of people from the rest of the world.

Digging Deep: Genetics gives a closer look into origins of the world's first farmers

May 27, 2022 11:21 am

Who were the world's first farmers? A study published in Cell this week, led by a team of geneticists from Switzerland and Germany, tries to answer that question by tapping into ancient genomes

Man born without a jaw on living with Otofocial syndrome; know about the 'rare genetic condition'

May 24, 2022 4:45 pm

The tongue of the one suffering from this syndrome will be underdeveloped, making swallowing impossible, said Dr ChandraVeer Singh, consultant otorhinolaryngologist, and Head and Neck Onco Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road

Worldwide study on diabetes paves way for risk prediction: CSIR

May 12, 2022 9:35 pm

The study named DIAMANTE (DIAbetes Meta-Analysis of Trans-Ethnic association studies) co-led by Prof Andrew Morris at the University of Manchester is now published in Nature Genetics, CCMB said.

A huge project is underway to sequence the genome of every complex species on Earth

January 19, 2022 2:15 pm

The new information will help us understand how complex life evolved, how it functions, and how biodiversity can be protected.

Japanese-Korean-Turkish language group traced to farmers in ancient China

November 11, 2021 7:03 pm

The researchers performed genomic analyses on ancient remains of 23 people and examined existing data on others who lived in North and East Asia as long as 9,500 years ago.

DNA studies help unravel evolutionary history of rhinoceros

November 06, 2021 10:07 am

The three major clades of the rhinocerotinae family diverged 17-14 million years ago, an ‘epoch’ in geologic history when the climate was 3-4 degrees Celsius warmer than it is today.

Losing your hair? You might blame the great stem cell escape

October 05, 2021 11:40 am

The cells changed their shapes from round to amoebalike and squeezed out of tiny holes in the follicle.