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Snail genes reveal human migration to Ireland

Melissa Hogenboom | 
The following is an excerpt. A genetic similarity between snail fossils found in Ireland and the Eastern Pyrenees suggests humans ...

Gene mutation makes cyclist unable to store fat under his skin

Philippa Roxby | 
The following is an excerpt. Baffled doctors are nothing new to 23-year-old budding Paralympic cyclist Tom Staniford, from Exeter. He has ...

Public Health England to launch largest cancer database

James Gallagher | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The world's largest database of cancer patients is being set up in England in ...
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Synthetic blood: First human trials to take place in Scotland

Researchers in Scotland have received the go-ahead to set up a facility to manufacture synthetic blood from stem cells, bringing ...

Study claims GE salmon can breed with brown trout and pass on genes

Rebecca Morelle | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Scientists from Canada say that transgenic Atlantic salmon can cross-breed with a closely related ...

Angelina Jolie: Should women be worried by genetics?

Michelle Roberts | 
The following is a summary of a video. Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy is expected to ...

Craig Venter, in interview, says human genome has yielded only glimpse of future

The following is an edited excerpt. Genetics pioneer Craig Venter reveals what we have and haven’t learned from the human ...

Gene therapy: Engineered ‘heart-healing virus’ trial starts

James Gallagher | 
The following is an excerpt. Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered ...

Genetic study finds Ice Age salmon refuge

Mark Kinver | 
The following is an excerpt. An area of coastal waters around North-West France has been identified as a site for ...

Interactive video: Synthetic viruses

Fergus Walsh | 
BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh explains how British scientists have used a new technique to develop a synthetic virus which ...

Synchrotron yields ‘safer’ vaccine

Fergus Walsh | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Producing vaccines against viral threats is a potentially hazardous business and that's why manufacturers ...

Uganda’s genetically modified golden bananas

Catherine Byaruhanga | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Uganda's government has put a big emphasis on genetically modified crops as a way ...

Three-person IVF could move closer in UK

James Gallagher | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The UK could move a step closer to allowing the creation of babies from ...

Some DNA ancestry services akin to ‘genetic astrology’

Pallab Ghosh | 
The following is an edited excerpt. An increasing number of companies are offering to profile the genetic history of individuals ...

Livestock virus found on 1500 UK farms

Helen Briggs | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A virus that causes stillbirths and birth defects in lambs and calves has spread ...

Thriving cancer’s ‘chaos’ explained

James Gallagher | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The way cancers make a chaotic mess of their genetic code in order to ...

Farm virus ‘can infect wild animals’

Helen Briggs | 
The following is an excerpt. A livestock virus sweeping through British sheep flocks and cattle herds has infected wild deer, ...

Spider venom inspires new farming methods

James Melik | 
The following is an excerpt. Producing food will undoubtedly get more difficult and expensive as the combined challenges of climate ...

HIV ‘may have an ancient origin’

Helen Briggs | 
The following is an excerpt. HIV, which causes AIDs, emerged in humans in the 20th Century, but scientists have long ...

Becoming biohackers: The long arm of the law

Is the rise of amateur gene enthusiasts working in make-shift labs a harmless pursuit or a potential bioterrorism threat? The ...

Quadruple helix DNA could target disease

Jonathan Amos | 
The following is an excerpt. Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for ...
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DNA test finds horse meat in UK hamburgers

Popular ScienceDNA Test Finds Horse Meat In UK HamburgersPopular ScienceThe Irish version of the FDA, called the FSAI, has found ...

Synthetic farm virus built in lab

Helen Briggs | 
A synthetic version of the Schmallenberg virus has been made in the laboratory by Scottish scientists. The research raises hopes ...

We all have hundreds of DNA flaws

Helen Briggs | 
Everyone has on average 400 flaws in their DNA, a UK study suggests. Most are "silent" mutations and do not affect ...

Patient’s own blood used to create personalized stem cells

James Gallagher | 
A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, which doctors hope will eventually be used to ...

Wheat genome decoded, scientists hope for improved food security

Mark Kinver | 
Scientists have unlocked key parts of the complex genetic code of wheat, one of the world's most important crops, which ...

Biosecurity concerns for new animal disease research lab

Matt McGrath | 
For over 50 years the United States has carried out research on dangerous animal diseases at Plum Island, just off ...

DNA sequencing used to stop “superbug” outbreak in hospital

James Gallagher | 
An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic ...
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