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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Scientist wins Nobel Prize for discovering 'cell cannibalism' Yoshinori Ohsumi is being honoured for the discovery that the process of autophagy ('self-eating') controls important physiological functions where cellular components are degraded and recycled. Catalogue of DNA helps locate roots of disease Researchers are finding small faults in human DNA that cause disease, generally caused by a single malfunctioning gene. Scientists might soon store info in human DNA DNA is in essence an information-storing molecule, and scientists are working toward using DNA for storing the world's growing load of digital information. 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. Good outcomes for babies with cleft lip and palate Researchers found that babies born with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, had no greater risk for health problems and death than babies born without clefts. Bangladeshi boy with 'old man' illness baffles doctors Doctors at a top Bangladeshi hospital agreed to diagnose and treat a boy born with excess skin that hangs from his limbs and face, making him look like an old man. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?