The Zika virus currently sweeping through the Americas looks to have hitched a ride on a plane into Brazil in 2013 and begun its invasion of the continent from there, scientists said.
In the first genome analys
A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother.
In as many as 40 cases, women who t
The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining US poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef prices are alread
Genetic variations of Qatar’s native population could help doctors target interventions to reduce the prevalence of a variety of debilitating hereditary disorders, said a study.
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College i
A state-of-the-art Genetic Blood Diseases Centre is set to open in Bahrain on January 16, said Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi.
The medical milestone cost BD4.7 million ($12.4 million) for construction and BD 1.25 million for equ
Two major health projects are expected to be launched in Bahrain before the end of the month. Officials confirmed they were putting the finishing touches to the much-awaited Genetic Blood Diseases Centre and new mortuary at the Salmaniya Medic
The Arab world spends more than $30 billion every year to treat rare diseases, a top official said.
Arabian Gulf University's (AGU) professor Dr Christina Skrypynk announced the figure during a ceremony to mark the Internation
Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some people's genes may cause depression -- one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses.
And in a rare occurrence in genetic research, a British
Bahrain is winning the war against the potentially deadly sickle cell disease after a 70 per cent drop in cases, a top official has declared.
The incidence of babies with the genetic blood disorder had fallen dramatically and now only acco