genetic similarity

Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

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Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Mice also foIlowed migrating humans: Study


March 19th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Unlike dogs, house mice may not be man's best friend, but they accompanied the two-legged specimen on their colonising drives.Study co-author Eleanor Jones (affiliated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Genes May Determine Friendships, Researchers Say


January 19th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) They say, a friend in need is a friend indeed. How do we make friends? Why do we like someone? Proceedings of the National Academy of ... Read more...

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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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Now, a simple DNA test that helps trace your lineage!


November 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): You may not need to pore over those ancient albums and family trees to find out who your ancestors were, for a new DNA test that reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly study sheds light on brain development and diseases


November 13th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic marker that makes fruit fly a better model for brain development and diseases.The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve ... Read more...

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Family, culture decides whether intelligence leads to education


September 28th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Intelligence indeed decides how much education a person gets, but family, culture, and other factors too play a big role in a person's academic success, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How we become altruistic


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Michigan State University researchers have shed new light on what it is that makes species altruistic.Defined as the ability to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others, altruism ... Read more...

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Identifying Jewishness through genetic analysis


June 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new research has used genomic analysis to probe the ancestry of several Jewish and non-Jewish populations and define in a better way the relatedness of contemporary Jewish ... Read more...

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1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu ‘not spread by birds’, finds study


January 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) and American scientists suggests that the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 ... Read more...

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Asians share a common ancestry


December 11th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that all Asians share a common ancestry.The findings were reported by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Pan-Asian SNP Consortium, which examines the single-nucleotide ... Read more...

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Why humans outlive apes


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Chimpanzees and great apes have lifespans that barely exceed 50 years, in spite of their genetic similarity to humans. The difference is that humans evolved genes that enabled ... Read more...

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Why do humans outlive chimps?


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Chimpanzees and great apes have lifespans that barely exceed 50 years, in spite of their genetic similarity to humans. The difference is that humans evolved genes that enabled ... Read more...

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Scientists find tropical butterflies that may soon split into two species


November 6th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.The researchers describe the ... Read more...

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The Pill ‘turns women off macho men’


October 8th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): It gives women control over their sex lives. But now it seems the contraceptive pill is changing women's taste in men. A new study says females who take ... Read more...

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Sharks choose “friends” based on genetic similarity and size


August 1st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): In a new research, a team of biologists ahs determined that lemon sharks choose their "friends" based on two qualities, namely, genetically similar species and size.According to ... Read more...

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Africans are the most diverse people on Earth, suggests DNA analysis


May 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): In a new DNA based study, an international team of scientists has suggested that the Africans are the most diverse people on Earth, as they originated from 14 ... Read more...

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The first human group to leave Africa may have been a subspecies of modern human


March 15th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the first human group to leave Africa may well have been a separate subspecies of modern human.The study points out that ... Read more...

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Americans may be of East Asian descent


November 27th, 2007 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Anthropologists and archaeologists have always mooted whether a relatively small number of people from Siberia who trekked across a Bering Strait land bridge about 12,000 years ago gave ... Read more...

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