Genes

Scientists Can Tell How Many Children You're Going To Have

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Ever wanted a more reliable way of finding out how many children you will end up having, rather than resorting to a crystal ball? Well now researchers...

Smoking Leaves A Footprint On Your DNA, Even After You Quit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, but scientists have now revealed that smoking leaves a ‘footprint’ on your DNA that stays long...

What If Your Child Had a Rare Chromosome Disorder?

Arti Patel | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Arti Patel

Imagine a scenario where that tiny little human life you created receives an earth shattering diagnosis. The doctors have no information about what it means or how it will affect your little one. Your family is left at the crossroads. You don't know where to go or who to turn to. What help will my child need? How can I get it? Where do I get information? Who can help me and my family? Why me, why us?

The Emperor's New Genes

Denis Noble | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
Denis Noble

The problem is that the relations between the genome and life itself, and its diseases, are far too complicated to be understood simply by sequencing DNA. It may well take us another century to work it all out.

How Popular Is Your Surname And What Does It Mean? This Can Tell You

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech

Ever found yourself being curious about where your surname originated from? Or indeed how many people in the world might share it with you? Well th...

Sibling Rivalry - it's in the Genes

Dr Helen Driscoll | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Dr Helen Driscoll

Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over the possession of a favourite toy, irrational jealousy over who is the family favourite - squabbling brothers and sisters have infuriated parents for generations.

I Don't Know if I'd Be Here if Not for Music

Judith Owen | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I have very few "happy" family memories. The ones I do revolve around music and road trips with us all singing along to the likes of James Taylor. So when my dad passed away in 2012, I decided to make fantasy a reality and work with the same consummate players who played on those records.

Are People 'Born Gay'?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Scientific studies recently showed that there is a link between sexuality and our genetics, but for something that is not a choice and is present from birth, was it really any surprise? And also, does it actually even matter?

V Is for Victorious Vegetables

Sian Breslin | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Flexi Veggie regime involves eating meat or fish four or five days a week and then having 2 or 3 days of vegetarian or meatless meals. As proteins can be sourced from both animal and plants this makes it possible to obtain enough proteins from plants like legumes, nuts and seeds. And do you know what, it's really tasty!

Advocating Eugenics in the UK Department of Education

Pete Shanks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Shanks

Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Education, recently provoked a flurry of complaints by allegedly claiming that "a child's performance has more to do with genetic makeup than the standard of his or her education."

What's the Point of a Rich Society Without Generous Ideas?

Robin Ince | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Ince

The preposterously rich, whether wealth is gained through bailouts, off shore accountancy, or selling what isn't really theirs to sell, are deserving, they've worked hard to ensure scams and thievery is governmentally sanctioned for the few.

Could The Daily Mail Be Right - Do We Inherit Our Parents' Politics?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The Daily Mail thesis appears to include that the beliefs of Ralph Miliband, an eminent Marxist academic, who died in 1994, might have prejudiced the politics of sons Ed and David Miliband.

Fat Fathers Likely To Have Fat Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fat fathers may be more likely to produce sons and daughters who struggle with weight, a study suggests. Scientists saw the trend in mice whose fat...

Taking a Healthy Look "Beyond the Genes"

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.

Scientists Find 'Heartbreak Gene'

PA | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A "heartbreak" gene that stops the heart recovering from injury has been identified by scientists. Experts believe regulating the Meis1 gene could ...

Genes Could Stop Smokers From Kicking The Habit

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Genes rather than feeble will power may be letting down people who try and fail to give up smoking. Scientists have identified genetic variants tha...

Obesity Determined By Genes Not Just Lifestyle

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Genes are largely to blame for bulging waistlines, a study has found. While diet plays a key role in obesity, some people are programmed to get fat...

In The Thicko Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Modern society clearly has its benefits – hot showers, supermarkets, transport infrastructures and so forth. But research suggests that all this ...

Find Out Why Work Stress Is Not Your Boss's Fault

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you feel your boss is causing you no end of stress? About to march to HR with a least of grievances? Before you do, it might be worth considerin...

Genetic Breakthrough For Deadly Brain Cancer In Children

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have made a medical breakthrough after discovering two genetic mutations responsible for up to 40% of brain cancer tumours in children. ...

Skin Cancer Study Makes 'Encouraging' Gene Discovery

PA | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have said an "encouraging" discovery has been made in the fight against the most dangerous form of skin cancer. A team fr...

Breakthrough Test Could Predict Heart Attacks And Strokes

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered five new genes that cause heart attacks and strokes and hope these findings will enable them to pinpoint when the attacks w...

Modern Human Brain Full Of New Genes

Melanie Hick | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS-ASSOCIATION -- Humans may be defined by newly evolved "young" genes in the brain, a study has shown. The research suggests genes that have on...

Women On The Contraceptive Pill Have Longer Marriages (But Are Less Attracted To Their Husbands)

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If a woman is taking the oral contraceptive pill, chances are she’ll have a longer and happier marriage than those who aren’t taking the pill, a r...

Study Reveals Genes Responsible For Multiple Sclerosis

The Guardian | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

Scientists have discovered 29 new gene variants that are implicated in multiple sclerosis, following the largest ever study of the genetics of the dis...