Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Genes

Your genes and morals have different PR advisers. That’s why you don’t act on bad thoughts

In ‘Beyond Bad’, Chris Paley writes that humans are the only species that can properly manage conflicts of interests within groups that aren’t family.

Scientists find out how plants pass on defects to offspring

The findings — made by a team of researchers from the UK, France, Germany, Japan, and US — have been published in the journal eLife.

What are Covid mutations in India? Are they more infectious? Gene sequencing has the answers

Indian scientists have analysed 4,000 samples of SARS-CoV-2 since the pandemic began, and now understand where the disease is coming from and where it’s going.

Study identifies 13 gene defects that make people vulnerable to severe Covid-19

From a naturally-occurring enzyme that can suppress viral replication to a diabetes drug may help reduce mortality, ThePrint brings you the latest on Covid-19.

Study identifies gene variations that increase susceptibility to Covid-19

From a new test to detect virus from gargled solution to research on how mild obesity can also prove dangerous, ThePrint brings you the latest findings on Covid-19 front.

It’s in your genes — Whether Covid lands you in hospital or not depends on your body

When a virus infects human cells, the body reacts by turning on what are essentially anti-virus alarm systems. But not all alarm systems are created equal.

Your risk of getting sick from coronavirus could lie in your genes

Scientists are working hard to understand the underlying reasons for such huge discrepancies in symptoms and outcomes of Covid-19.

Indians seem to have genetic and regional advantages in fight against coronavirus

Epidemiological data indicates Indians may have better chance at fighting coronavirus. But it’s important to keep viral loads in check & below threshold.

World Down Syndrome Day: Busting some common myths around the genetic disorder

Down syndrome is one of the most common disorders with 30,000 cases in India every year.

China sends scientist He Jiankui to jail for genetically editing babies

He Jiankui, involved in the birth of 3 gene-edited babies, handed 3-yr jail term & slapped fine of 3 mn yuan. Two others sentenced, fined for aiding in research.

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Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.