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Crime scene conundrum: Your DNA can wind up on something you never even touched

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A 10-second handshake could transfer a person’s DNA to an object that the person never touched. In handshaking experiments, people ...
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Rodent-targeting gene drive could be delivered through CRISPR

Science News | 
Scientists are getting closer to creating a genetic pest-control measure against rodents. Female mice engineered to carry a genetic cut-and-paste machine ...
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Whether you prefer coffee or tea may depend on your DNA

Science News | 
Whether people prefer coffee or tea may boil down to a matter of taste genetics. People with a version of ...
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‘There is no gay gene’: But study suggests genetics may play role in choosing same sex partner

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In a large study of more than 490,000 men and women in the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, researchers ...

Here’s what you get from 3 very different at-home genetic tests

Science News | 
For health testing, I sent spit samples to 23andMe, Genos and Veritas Genetics, three companies that represent the various levels of DNA testing available ...

What makes a female? How XX embryos destroy male reproductive tissue

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A protein called COUP-TFII is necessary to eliminate male reproductive tissue from female mouse embryos, researchers report in the Aug. 18 Science. For ...

Understanding how CRISPR works: The basics

Science News for Students | 
CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” Those repeats are elements of the genetic code in DNA. Cas9 is an enzyme that ...
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DNA of unknown extinct human ancestor species found

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Traces of long-lost human cousins may be hiding in modern people’s DNA, a new computer analysis suggests. People from Melanesia, ...
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CRISPR enters period of creative redesigns and gene editing upgrades

Science News | 
Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle — unless they’re talking about...CRISPR/Cas9. ... Even with all the genetic ...
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Gene drive’s fatal flaw could become its biggest advantage

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gene drives have worked ...