Men’s brains have similar genes and proteins commonly found in testicles study finds

Intelligence has previously been linked with sperm quality, an idea that may now be confirmed, as scientists have found the male brain and testes have a number of similarities.  A team of scientists, led by the University of Aveiro in Portugal, compared proteins from 33 tissue types and found testes and brains have more than 13,000 … Read more

Human share genes with 555-MILLION-year-old headless ‘sea monsters,’ study finds

The earliest multicellular organism are believed to be without heads, legs or arms and a new study reveals modern-humans share genes with the ancient ‘sea creatures.’ Geologists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) uncovered a number of 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures from the Ediacaran period to examine appearance and likely behaviors that are found in … Read more

‘Zombie genes’ – glial cells – come alive in human brain for HOURS after a person dies, study shows

‘Zombie genes’ come alive and grow larger with arm-like appendages in the brain for many HOURS after a person dies, study reveals Experts observed genes in brain tissue increase activity after a person was dead The team says these ‘zombie genes’ are inflammatory cells called glial cells They grew larger and sprouted long-arm like appendages for … Read more

Study identifies 50 new genes that play a role in eye coloration compared to the two previously said

More than meets the eye! Study identifies 50 new genes that play a role in iris coloration compared to the one or two previously said to determine different shades A study has identified 50 new genes involved in determine human eye color Researcher conducted the analysis with some 195,000 Europeans and Asians It was previously … Read more

Five genes that could explain why even healthy young people die of Covid

At just 21, Chloe Middleton was looking toward a bright and happy future.  Yet, shockingly, the care worker described by loved ones as bubbly, happy-go-lucky and kind-hearted, became one of the UK’s first and youngest victims of coronavirus last March. Healthy, young and with no underlying medical conditions, Chloe ticked none of the boxes for … Read more

Genes inherited from NEANDERTHALS slash the risk of severe Covid-19 by 22%

Three genes inherited from Neanderthals slash the risk of severe Covid-19 by 22 per cent, a new study has revealed. The genes sit next to each other on chromosome 12, and this large chunk of genetic material includes 75,000 individual pieces of DNA.  Researchers compared the DNA of 2,200 Covid-19 patients from around the world … Read more

Genes that increase your risk of BEDWETTING identified for the first time

Bedwetting is an issue that affects around half a million children and teenagers in the UK, and now scientists believe they finally know why certain people are more prone to the condition. Nighttime bedwetting, officially known as nocturnal enuresis, is known to be a highly heritable condition, but until now it was unclear which genes … Read more

Five genes often found in severe cases of Covid-19

Five genes have been identified which increase the likelihood of a Covid-19 patient being admitted to intensive care and dying. A landmark study from the University of Edinburgh gathered DNA from 2,700 Covid-19 patients in 208 intensive care units across the UK. These are the most severe cases of Covid and 22 per cent of … Read more

They’ve got the model genes! Elle Macpherson stuns on her latest magazine cover with her sons

They’ve got the model genes! Elle Macpherson stuns in a plunging dress on her latest magazine cover as she poses alongside her lookalike sons Flynn, 22, and Cy Busson, 17, who TOWER over her By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 23:50 GMT, 10 December 2020 | Updated: 23:50 GMT, 10 December 2020 Australian … Read more

Human genes are inserted into monkey brains and expand neocortex

Scientists have inserted a human gene in the brains of monkeys to make them larger and more wrinkled in disconcerting lab experiments.  Experts found the insertion of the gene, called ARHGAP11B, resulted in a larger neocortex in the foetus of a common marmoset.  The neocortex is the deeply grooved outer layer of the brain that is … Read more