genetic patterns

Your genes help you pick your friends: Study

January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

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Apple or pear-shaped body? Blame it on your genes

October 11th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Our propensity to be apple- or pear-shaped lies partly in our genes. And they shape female shaopes more than males one.A team from the Cambridge, Oxford ... Read more...

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Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

October 11th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly ... Read more...

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Genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis identified

September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis.Scientists from University of North Carolina and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. revealed the findings from a large clinical study to evaluate ... Read more...

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Personalized approach to smoking cessation may soon be a reality

July 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Personalised approach to help a person kick the butt is on the anvil, revealed a study from Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in child cancer research courtesy new DNA technique

February 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 23 (ANI): Researchers have reached a breakthrough in cancer studies after using novel technology to reveal the different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.Two ... Read more...

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Some genes boost odds for distributing variety of traits, drive evolution

December 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Two Johns Hopkins scientists have said that genes that don't themselves directly affect the inherited characteristics of an organism but leave them increasingly open to variation may be ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new genetic markets linked to increased heart attack risk

February 18th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified new gene variants associated with an increased risk for heart attack. The international team of researchers behind this work say that the identified genes and ... Read more...

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Ancient mass migration of men from Africa populated world

December 22nd, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Modern humans quit Africa over 60,000 years ago in a migration that many believe populated the earth. Now, researchers have revealed that men and women weren't equal partners ... Read more...

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Men outnumbered women in African exodus 60,000 years ago

December 22nd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new genetic study has revealed that men probably outnumbered women in the mass exodus 60,000 years ago, when modern humans left Africa.Researchers believe that the particular ... Read more...

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Dominant dads dont guarantee dominant descendants

August 7th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that it is not certain that a rich and powerful father will definitely ensure a socially dominant status for his sons and grandsons ... Read more...

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Persistent HPV infection may be clinical marker for cervical cancer

May 22nd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) could be a useful clinical marker for increased risk ... Read more...

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Salamanders needed no isolation to evolve into separate species

April 26th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
London, April 26 (ANI): Evolutionary biologists have determined that isolation might not be necessary for the formation of new species, taking the example of cave-dwelling salamanders that have evolved into separate ... Read more...

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