According to new research, we have a “social genome”, that play a key role in human health and behaviour.
The study of non genetic heritability. Epigenetics can have an incredible phenotypic effect, and the study of epigenetic factors and mechanisms is an exciting and developing field.
When deprived of sleep, some people are able to cope and respond much better than others. Why is that?
Research shows that chemical messages from bacteria can change the location of key chemical markers throughout the human genome. By communicating in this way, the bacteria may help to fight infections and to prevent cancer.
Independent of their identical genes, identical twins share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
Researchers have discovered mutations in a gene related to obesity, offering new treatment possibilities in the fight against the global epidemic.
New study published in Nature has provided compelling evidence that acetaldehyde; a breakdown product of ethanol could cause dramatic damage to DNA and an increased risk of cancer.
Black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, according to a new study.
The spread of some STI’s could potentially be dramatically reduced by instructing people to take antibiotics within 24 hours after unprotected sex.
Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep, and others less, than most.
A neutral genetic mutation that appeared over 700 million years ago could help explain the origin of complex organs and structures in human beings.
Understanding the precise mix of bacteria and their interactions could become a standard part of clinical practice in treating bacterial infections.