I Took 9 Different Commercial DNA Tests and Got 6 Different Results

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science November 5, 2018 at 09:49AM.) The thing … Continue reading I Took 9 Different Commercial DNA Tests and Got 6 Different Results

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Blood Test Can Tell What “Time” It Is Inside Your Body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to RealClearScience – Homepage (This article and its images were originally posted on RealClearScience – Homepage September 10, 2018 at 11:18PM.) … Continue reading Blood Test Can Tell What “Time” It Is Inside Your Body

Over fifth of meat tested in UK showed unspecified animal DNA

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress (This article and its images were originally posted on Medical Xpress September 5, 2018 at 05:04AM.) More than … Continue reading Over fifth of meat tested in UK showed unspecified animal DNA

Researchers take a step closer to developing a DNA test for liver cancer

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress (This article and its images were originally posted on Medical Xpress June 6, 2018 at 02:44AM.) Credit: Mayo … Continue reading Researchers take a step closer to developing a DNA test for liver cancer

How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Tech Insider Investigators say they cracked the cold case of the Golden State Killer with help from data on … Continue reading How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

DNA sequences suggest 250 people made up original Native American founding population

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Credit: University of Kansas A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part … Continue reading DNA sequences suggest 250 people made up original Native American founding population

Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Universities of New South … Continue reading Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now some … Continue reading Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to … Continue reading DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Brothers Scott (left) and Mark Kelly are the only identical twin astronauts in history. Credit: Courtesy NASA Twins … Continue reading We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A reconstruction model from the skull of ‘Cheddar Man’ after DNA analysis … Continue reading DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Latest DNA Analysis Shows The Yeti Are Actually Just a Bunch of Bears

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert The Yeti of the mountains of Asia, hairy like a white ape, yet bipedal and standing taller than a … Continue reading Latest DNA Analysis Shows The Yeti Are Actually Just a Bunch of Bears

US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Brian Madeux, 44, uses an infrared device to look at his veins as nurse Siobhan Field prepares an … Continue reading US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Scientists Used CRISPR to Put a GIF Inside a Living Organism’s DNA

Harvard researchers used the CRISPR gene-editing system to insert this GIF of a galloping horse and rider into the DNA of living bacteria. The promise of using DNA as storage … Continue reading Scientists Used CRISPR to Put a GIF Inside a Living Organism’s DNA

Handrail sterilizer claims to wipe out germs on escalators

Ever feel severe anxiety at the thought of touching grotty escalator handrails? LG Innotek and Clearwin claim that their new sterilizer can wipe out 99.99 percent of germs on handrails … Continue reading Handrail sterilizer claims to wipe out germs on escalators

Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

Chris Johns/NGC Genome analysis of ancient people from Africa reveals a complicated migration history for the human species. Ignored for too long by researchers, ancient humans who lived in Africa … Continue reading Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

We’ve been swapping DNA for a long time. A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small population of humans left … Continue reading New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud

Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape drives, researchers at the company say. … Continue reading Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud

Tensions Flare as Scientists Go Public With Plan to Build Synthetic Human DNA

One of the greatest ethical debates in science – manipulating the fundamental building blocks of life – is set to heat up once more. According to scientists behind an ambitious … Continue reading Tensions Flare as Scientists Go Public With Plan to Build Synthetic Human DNA

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer’s “Command Centre”

The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now scientists have used it to target the “command centre” … Continue reading Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer’s “Command Centre”

Your Blood Type Could Be Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

New research has found a link between having a non-O blood type and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. An analysis of more than 1.3 million people found … Continue reading Your Blood Type Could Be Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

M. Imakaev/G. Fudenberg/N. Naumova/J. Dekker/L. Mirny DNA loops help to keep local regions of the genome together. Leonid Mirny swivels in his office chair and grabs the power cord for … Continue reading DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals 

Schematic diagram of the molecular robot. Molecular actuators work inside the robot, and the shape of the artificial cell membrane, which are bodies, are changed. When a DNA signal is … Continue reading Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals 

DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds

Genomically instable cancer cells can have as many as two times more chromosomes than healthy cells, as well as other abnormalities (left, circles). When scientists group like chromosomes together (right), … Continue reading DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds

Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into … Continue reading Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code

Scientists have engineered the first ever ‘semi-synthetic’ organisms, by breeding E. coli bacteria with an expanded, six-letter genetic code. While every living thing on Earth is formed according to a … Continue reading New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages … Continue reading Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier

According to: phys.org Credit: Karolinska Institutet Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR … Continue reading New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier