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Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk found

5 months, 11 days ago
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

1 year, 7 months ago
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

1 year, 8 months ago
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…

Genes tell how the giraffe got its long neck

2 years, 5 months ago
LONDON: Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

How did the giraffe get it’s long neck?

2 years, 5 months ago
LONDON: Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

3 years, 9 months ago
MIAMI: US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained.