Home > Medical > Genetics > News News All sections in Genetics » About Genetics » Gene Therapy » Genes and disease » Genes and Obesity » Health Tips » Nature vs Nurture » Genetics News » Paternity Testing » Stem Cells » Muscular dystrophy » Motor neuron disease » Multiple sclerosis Your lifestyle can determine how your DNA plays out We may ask if there is any point in testing our genes, as we cannot change our DNA. Testing your genetics is however helpful, as you can determine where you have 'loaded guns' or points of concern. Judge allows baby to 'die with dignity' against parents' wishes A British high court judge ruled that doctors may end life support for a brain damaged baby, despite his parents' hopes for treatment. How your Neanderthal genes may affect your health Modern humans carry bits of Neanderthal genes that appear to influence certain human traits and diseases, according to scientists. Check Assess your diabetes risk » Quiz Am I at risk for COPD? » Ask CyberDoc » 10 ways to boost your metabolism World's Most Famous TB Patients Watch: Facial surgery gives baby new hope Adorable Ashbrite’s life was changed by a pro bono operation, performed by a team of leading local doctors. DNA may influence your reproductive decisions An international team of scientists claim to have identified areas of DNA associated with age of first childbirth and total family size. Project to map every cell in human body According to international scientists, successful description of all the cells in the healthy human body will affect almost every aspect of biology and medicine in the decades to come. Can childhood trauma make you old before your time? Stress during childhood appears to increase the risk of shorter telomeres, which is associated with faster cellular ageing. Gene manipulation reverses ageing in mice A Californian study indicates that aging may not have to proceed in one single direction and that it may be reversed. Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years According to researchers striations on teeth in a 1.8-million-year-old Homo habilis jaw found in Tanzania offer the earliest fossil evidence of right-handedness. There may be a natural limit to longevity Life expectancy in many countries has risen dramatically because of improvements in medical care and sanitation, but research suggests there may be a limit to how long we live. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!