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Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk found

PARIS: Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburnt, and possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said Tuesday. In a trawl of the genetics of nearly 180,000 people of European ancestry in…

Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying ‘invasive’ genes

TOKYO: A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials said Tuesday. The Takagoyama Nature Zoo in the city of Futtsu in Chiba prefecture…

‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

MIAMI: People who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday. The study in the Journal of the American…