genes

Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others. According to a study published in the journal Nature, a team of experts looked at the DNA libraries of more than 300 000 people, constructing the

Scientists suggest a male gene may be linked to longevity and the male Y chromosome may have a role prolonging men’s lives, but also fighting cancer. The study Research into 1,153 elderly men at the University of Sweden found those who had lost part of their Y chromosome died on

By Kim Bell We are living in an aging population. Research from the World Health Organization reveals that people across the globe are living longer than ever. According to the World Health Statistics 2014 report released in May, based on global averages, a girl born in 2012 can expect to