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Scientists deploy genetics in search for bigfoot

Scientists are turning to genetic testing to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known ...
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What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...

New technique reveals unseen information in DNA code

Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different ...

New fetal DNA test detects Down syndrome

A simple blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby ...
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California considers DNA privacy law

California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing ...

Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations

Why do we see the colors we do? Some of it goes back to the types of color-absorbing pigments that ...

New approach to ‘spell checking’ gene sequences

A PhD student from CSIRO and the University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences ...

Do genes really augur your future?

For some people, genes are key to predicting our future health. For others, genes as crystal balls are overhyped. Let's ...

Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

"This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation," said Joshua Akey, ...

The influence of genes on psychological well-being

Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was ...

Rare DNA mutations raise questions about theories of disease

Rare DNA mutations are so plentiful in the human genome that they make it difficult to precisely identify the genetic ...

Men can rest easy – sex chromosomes are here to stay

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), looked at how genes on sex-linked ...

By accident, scientists discover how commonest DNA replication error is corrected

Scientists have discovered the enzyme in our cells which corrects the most frequently occurring mistake in DNA as cells divide ...

Human or superhuman?

Human genetic engineering has always been the stuff of science-fiction novels and blockbuster Hollywood films. Except that it is no ...

Genes are overrated, genetics is underrated

A few days ago Nathaniel Comfort pointed me to this post, Genetic determinism round-up. If you are curious go read ...

Abraham’s genetic threads- Jewish genes

From looking at these patterns of relatedness the authors infer that despite the genetic variation in the modern Jewry, most ...

Long-held genetic theory doesn’t quite make the grade, biologists find

New York University biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while ...

Study shows how mitochondrial genes are passed from mother to child

Research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University helps answer some long-standing questions ...

Gene therapy extends mouse lifespan by 24 %

Scientists have successfully extended the lifespan of mice using gene therapy, a strategy never before employed to combat aging. The ...

We’re all mutants now

The field of study called population genetics has played a critical role in the development of modern biology, helping unite ...

Pluristem stem cells save girl’s life

Pluristem Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq:PSTI; DAX: PJT: PLTR)has announced that a seven year-old girl suffering from an aplastic bone marrow whose ...
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Should we outlaw genetic discrimination?

The late US law Professor Paul Miller reflected recently that Beethoven, Stephen Hawking and Elton John were examples of individuals ...
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Environmental influence on epigenetics

It is called epigenetics. This is where at the microscopic level the genes should function normal but something in the ...
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Wolf found in New Brunswick for first time in 150 years, testing confirms

Genetic testing has confirmed that an animal fatally shot last month by a hunter in northern New Brunswick was a ...

Going hostile with $2.6 billion Human Genome offer

GlaxoSmithKline will take its $2.6 billion bid for long-time partner Human Genome Sciences direct to shareholders this week, after its ...

Tilghman reflects on DNA study

A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us ...
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Fighting breed-related diseases

The refinement of purebred dogs over the past four or five centuries has created interesting versions of Canis familiaris, such ...