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Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance
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Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance

This new research is an attempt to address an imbalance in the genetic data available worldwide, most of which comes from people of European ancestry.

Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes
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Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes

The Neanderthal gene was found highest in Bangladeshi ancestry, with 63 percent of its population carrying at least one copy of the risk variant.

Can your genes make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Researchers find strong link between severe COVID-19 symptoms and the human genome
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Can your genes make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Researchers find strong link between severe COVID-19 symptoms and the human genome

Can your genes make you more vulnerable to COVID-19? It has been about 6 months since the first case of COVID-19 showed up in Wuhan, China. Since then the scientific community has learnt a lot about this disease and its causative virus SARS-CoV-2.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What are the challenges and limitations of RT-PCR testing?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What are the challenges and limitations of RT-PCR testing?

The efficiency of this test depends on the adequate collection of the viral RNA which is extracted from the throat of patients.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?

Sex differences in the frequency, severity and treatment efficacy for many diseases, not just COVID-19, were pointed out long ago.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Immune response from Australia's first COVID-19 cases shows body's ability to fight and recover from virus
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Immune response from Australia's first COVID-19 cases shows body's ability to fight and recover from virus

More than 80 percent of COVID-19 cases are mild-to-moderate, understanding the immune response in these cases are important for research.

Scientists find plants use hormone called jasmonic acid to fight fungi, insect attacks
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Scientists find plants use hormone called jasmonic acid to fight fungi, insect attacks

For the study, scientists used Arabidopsis thaliana ⁠— a small flowering plant in the mustard family .

Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago
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Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago

Not much is known about this ghost population other than they seemed to diverge from the evolutionary line around 650,000 years ago.

World Cancer Day 2020: Delving into the genetics of cancer offers experts clarity, insights aplenty
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World Cancer Day 2020: Delving into the genetics of cancer offers experts clarity, insights aplenty

Oncologists now take genetic tests as an important tool for diagnosis and treatment planning of cancer and its management.

Different genetic signatures between children's type 1 diabetes distinguishes it from adults' type 1.5
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Different genetic signatures between children's type 1 diabetes distinguishes it from adults' type 1.5

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults is often also known as 'type 1.5 diabetes' as it consists of both Type 1and Type 2 diabetes.

Specific genes influence depression to an extent of PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia: Study
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Specific genes influence depression to an extent of PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia: Study

The study helps confirm traces of certain genes' risk factors when it comes to mental health disorders.

Most genetic studies use only white participants – this will lead to greater health inequality
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Most genetic studies use only white participants – this will lead to greater health inequality

Effects of gene variants, present in unstudied groups are unknown and clues about causes of diseases are missed.

500 species of fish can change their sex in response to their environment: Research
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500 species of fish can change their sex in response to their environment: Research

One male Bluehead wrasse protects a harem of females, if the male dies, the biggest female becomes male in 10 days.

Genetic risk tests are widely available, they could be harmful and aren't always useful
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Genetic risk tests are widely available, they could be harmful and aren't always useful

New polygenic scores are calculated form hundreds and thousands of genetic markers from one's DNA

India and the Indian: Genes are the root of nationalism but don't determine our destiny, writes Praveen Swami
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India and the Indian: Genes are the root of nationalism but don't determine our destiny, writes Praveen Swami

Animal impulses drive powerful nationalism, but their triumph is far from inevitable if humans are willing to carefully reflect on why we behave in the ways we do.

Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection
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Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection

Researchers found a link between women most likely to develop cancer and a micro-gene in their DNA.

Your genes may be able to explain your low pay checks: Report
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Your genes may be able to explain your low pay checks: Report

A researcher found that 92.6 percent of a person's income is explained by factors other than genetics.

University of California to be granted patent of CRISPR gene-editing tech: Report
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University of California to be granted patent of CRISPR gene-editing tech: Report

CRISPR works as molecular scissors that can trim away unwanted pieces of genetic material.

DNA analysis may help predict a person's life expectancy, study claims
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DNA analysis may help predict a person's life expectancy, study claims

Genes that affect the brain and heart are responsible for most of the variation in lifespan, study finds