Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave way for new treatments

Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cellsNew understanding could help develop treatments By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:46 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found.

DNA test that reveals whether you carry the ginger gene (even if neither parent has red hair)

DNA test that reveals whether you carry the ginger gene (even if neither parent has red hair) Simple DNA test available at exhibition at Olympia in London next monthCarriers could have ginger children even if neither parent has red hairAbout 40% of us carry gene variant without having red hair ourselves By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 05:23 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 28 January 2013 'Ginger gene': Couples attending an exhibition are expected to be keen to discover if they could produce red-headed children (file picture) Couples are being offered DNA tests to see if they are carrying the ‘ginger gene’.

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel pain?

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study.

City hospitals "breed and spread MRSA" across the country

Big city hospitals 'breed and spread MRSA across the country' Genetic evidence suggests MRSA is transferred via patients from city hospitals to smaller regional hospitals | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 15 May 2012 Hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the superbug MRSA before it spreads out across the country, a study has revealed.