News tagged with human genetics

Neanderthals' genetic legacy

Remnants of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans are associated with genes affecting type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease, lupus, biliary cirrhosis and smoking behavior. They also concentrate in genes that influence skin and hair ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Bangladesh releases first GM food

Authorities in Bangladesh have released the country's first ever genetically modified crop to farmers amid criticism from environmental groups, officials said Friday.

dateJan 24, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Helping to save the rhino

Research from Victoria University has revealed a way to help secure the future of an endangered species of black rhinoceros in South Africa. Rosalynn Anderson-Lederer, who spent six months working with black rhino in KwaZulu-Natal ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Cell powerhouses shape risk of heart disease

(Phys.org) —Genes in mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that turn sugar into energy in human cells, shape each person's risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study published recently by researchers at the University ...

dateSep 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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