Researchers discover 102 genes associated with autism

New York, Jan 24 : In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The discovery shows significant progress towards teasing apart the genes associated with autism from those associated with intellectual disability and developmental delay, conditions which often overlap. According […]

Vaping may not help with smoking cessation: Report

Washington, Jan 24 : The US government released on Thursday its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking. It is difficult to make generalizations about efficacy for cessation based on clinical trials involving a particular e-cigarette, according to the report. E-cigarettes have […]

As China steps up virus battle, Wuhan goes into lockdown

[Hong Kong: Passengers wear protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that […]