No single 'gay gene,' according to largest ever DNA analysis
Like size or intelligence, sexual attraction isn't defined by one gene alone but is instead the result of the complex interplay between multiple regions of the genome and hard to pin environmental factors.
Lagos forensic centre will help in criminal cases, says CP
Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zubairu Muazu, has said that the state-of-the-art Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre (LSD&FC) will help the police in the investigation and quick resolution of criminal cases.
Stallion tasks motorists, others on digital security
Stallion Motors Limited has enjoined motorists and other competitions to fit Microdots digital security device, just as it deployed the application in select brands including Nissan, Honda, Hyundai and Changan vehicles that are assembled and distributed by the company and its subsidiaries in Nigeria. Also known as DataDots, Microdots DNA is a mechanical pepper spray…
Why good night’s sleep is best medicine, by studies
Sleep can boost the immune system by making white blood cells more able to attack, a study has found. When we are awake, there are more stress hormones such as adrenaline in the body, which researchers have discovered slow down parts of the immune system. The reduced function is associated with conditions including cancerous tumour…
How faulty sperm triggers recurrent miscarriage
Multiple miscarriages may be linked to the poor quality of a man's sperm, suggests new research. The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose…
Why longevity is not genetic
Your genes have little to do with how long you will live, according to a new 'family tree' study of more than 400 million people.
Men above 45 more likely to have babies with birth defects
Men should start a family before they age of 35 to avoid risk to their unborn babies, researchers claim.
Gene editing creates mice with two biological fathers for first time
For the first time, researchers have created mice with two dads. No female contributed to the rodents’ genetic makeup.This unusual reproduction took place in a lab where researchers gathered fathers’ stem cells, and used them to produce embryos that were implanted into surrogate mothers.
New DNA tool predicts height, assesses risk of serious illness
A new Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material tool created by Michigan State University (MSU), United States (U.S.), can accurately predict people's height...
Children from identical parents are genetic siblings
Studies have revealed that children from identical twin sisters who married identical twin brothers will all be genetic siblings who share about 50 percent of their DNA.