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Ontario man feared dead found after 30 years

St. Catharines - Edgar Latulip was last seen by his family in Kitchener, Ontario in September 1986. He has been living in St. Catharines and after telling his social worker he remembered his real name, his true identity was confirmed.

Nobel scientist says we can live to 150

With the potential advances in biomedicine, by how far could human life expectancy be extended? 150 years according to a Nobel Prize winning scientist.

Using DNA to cure brain cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have examined the way an enzyme fixes DNA as the basis for developing a technique for fighting brain cancer.

Scientists prove drugs can alter personality permanently

By altering parts of the DNA of ants using drugs injected directly into their brain, scientists have shown that fundamental changes can be made which could lead to uses within humans to improve memory and learning.

Pinch of DNA to reconstruct a suspect's face may help Fla. police

Coral Gables - For over two years, he has lurked in the shadows, terrorizing more than a dozen women and confounding police. Sometimes he touches women's feet or hair. Sometimes he sexually assaults them.

Human DNA was discovered in hot dogs

Recently, Clear Food, an online food guide, released a report, which found that some hot dogs contained traces of human DNA.

Review: Nicole Kidman is outstanding on the London stage Special

London - Nicole Kidman is starring in a play in London called 'Photograph 51.' It is about the discovery of the mystery of DNA and it seeks to place a woman, Rosalind Franklin, back in the center of the discovery.

Bodies discovered after fire could be missing Benicia family

Garden Valley - Discovery of a third body in the gutted wreckage of a Northern California vacation home appears to solve the mystery of what happened to three missing members of a Benicia family, but doesn't answer the bigger question — why.

CT scanning may trigger DNA alterations

A new study has highlighted a potential concern with CT scanning. Here, scientists examined the effect on human cells from low-dose radiation produced by cardiac and vascular CT scanners. They found some detectable cellular damage.

Want to go to a real Jurassic World? Wait in line

Jurassic World is breaking box-office records worldwide. If you fancy going to a real Jurassic World, however, you'll have a long wait. A leading scientist has explained why snuggling up besides as Brontosaurus won't be happening any time soon.

Inept robber blurts out name, accomplice confesses on Facebook

Edinburgh - These alleged robbers might want to think of new careers after robbing a bookmakers by using a fake gun and a hammer. Oh sure, they pulled the robbery off without a hitch. Almost.

Yukon fossil bones provide DNA, shakeup camel family tree

Ice age camel bones, discovered in the Yukon, are rearranging the camel family tree. Until their extinction around 13,000, western camels were quite common in western North America.

European DNA comes from Egyptians who migrated out of Africa

"Walk like an Egyptian" say the words of the song, and it seems that Europeans and Asians did just that, when they migrated north from Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

Genetic testing helps determine prescriptions

Denver - Patients covered by Medicaid in Colorado are being given genetic testing to determine which medications they should receive. The idea is catching on fast, and Medicare is paying for it.

Has a sixth DNA base been discovered?

Most textbooks talk of four DNA bases. Later research has shown there to be five. No, wait, cross that out, there could be six. Scientists suggest that the methyl-adenine is the sixth base and that it is medically important.

Should human germline modification be halted? Special

Following recent reports about experiments on embryos, the Center for Genetics and Society is calling for a halt to experiments aimed at the creation of genetically modified human beings.

Improved crime scene forensics with fungal DNA

New York - Scientists have come up with a computer model indicating where a dust sample came from within the U.S. This is based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample.

Skeleton in Italy contains oldest Neanderthal DNA ever discovered

Altamura - A cave in Italy has given up one particularly fascinating gift: A skeleton containing the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever discovered. Scientists studying the ancient skeleton have dated the molecules found within to about 130,000 to 170,000 years ago.

Op-Ed: Ever wonder why you're afraid of spiders? Evolution provides clue

San Jos - When you live in the tropics, the neighbors tend to invite themselves into your house. In my case, sometimes it's a two-toed sloth. Other times it's a beautiful morpho butterfly. And other times it's a large, hairy spider.

Icelandic population genetically mapped

Reykjav - Scientists have performed whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population. This is one of the largest studies ever performed of a distinct nation.

Scientists solve the puzzle of 'Darwin's strangest animals'

When Charles Darwin sailed the HMS Beagle to South America in the 1830's, he discovered fossils of bizarre mammals that defied classification and scientists have never been able to figure out where these creatures fit in the mammalian family tree.

DNA study: Why the Welsh might be the first true Brits

The English aren't English and the real Britons are the Welsh, says a fascinating new study into the DNA of different ethnic groups in Britain.

DNA and 'wheel' trace cultural beginnings of European language

Linguists follow the root for "wheel" while geneticists follow DNA samples of Europeans and steppe dwellers. Both conclude European language has its beginning with the Yamnaya living 6,000 years ago on the steppe north of the Black Sea.

Mothers pass traits to offspring via bacterial DNA

A remarkable study suggests that the DNA of bacteria that live in the body can pass a trait to offspring in a way similar to the parents' own DNA. This is based on studies conducted using mice.

DNA preserved in glass could store data for over 2 million years

A hard drive that stores data on a strand of DNA preserved in glass could keep data in a readable state for over 2 million years if kept in an optimal enivronment, a new report indicates.

Studying the human genome for mortality

Edinburgh - A new study has discovered a link between patterns of methylation in the human genome and people’s life span. If such technology is possible, would you want to know?

More states sending DNA samples to CODIS for misdemeanor charges

The state of Virginia considers joining a growing number of states to pass laws that require DNA samples from criminals convicted of misdemeanors.

DNA can predict when we’re going to die

New research finds new link between DNA, which acts like a biological clock, and lung disease. Studying the ends of DNA could predict when people with the disease may die.

New York subway infested by deadly bacteria and mystery DNA

New York - Researchers have found that the New York City subway system infested with dangerous microorganisms and bacteria, some potentially deadly to human beings.

Smartphone app can measure DNA

A new microscope attachment, together with an specially designed computer application, allows smartphone users to take a closer look at fluorescently labeled DNA. The device is aimed at medical staff out in the field.
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Neanderthal DNA  is found in regions of the genome affecting hair  skin and nails. This mutation was...
Neanderthal DNA is found in regions of the genome affecting hair, skin and nails. This mutation was needed for the survival of the species as we migrated toward the northerly regions of the world. The picture shows a group of Mountain Sami people in Lyngen, Troms in Norway.
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Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
Nuno Norgueiro
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Pentagon
David B. Gleason
A new study strikes down the misconceptions we have held about Vikings. They traveled with their wiv...
A new study strikes down the misconceptions we have held about Vikings. They traveled with their wives to colonize new lands.
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DNA microarray
DNA microarray
Guillaume Paumier
The double helix structure of the DNA molecule
The double helix structure of the DNA molecule
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DNA sequencing
DNA sequencing
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It is believed that our difficulty in trying to stop smoking may be due to Neanderthal DNA mutations...
It is believed that our difficulty in trying to stop smoking may be due to Neanderthal DNA mutations in some people's genomes.
Mr. Archie
Microbiologist prepares DNA samples for analysis.
Microbiologist prepares DNA samples for analysis.
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DNA phenotype showing a potential likeness of the  Serial Creeper.
DNA phenotype showing a potential likeness of the "Serial Creeper."
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Between 2% and 4% of the genetic blueprint of present-day non-Africans came from Neanderthals.
Between 2% and 4% of the genetic blueprint of present-day non-Africans came from Neanderthals.
Jodie Wilson from Mountain View, USA
Physics simulation of 5 megabases of DNA forming loops and domains.
Physics simulation of 5 megabases of DNA forming loops and domains.
ADRIAN SANBORN, EREZ LIEBERMAN AIDEN
The Earth is going through a  frequency sweep   evolving from low to high frequencies. The frequency...
The Earth is going through a "frequency sweep," evolving from low to high frequencies. The frequency is now rising above a base pulse of 7.8 cycles per second. All cellular patterns must follow suit with an increase in their frequencies.
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The structure of the DNA
The structure of the DNA
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DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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Visible DNA cockscrews
Visible DNA cockscrews
Enzo di Fabrizio et al.
 Four DNA strands come together in this model  built using data from x-ray crystallography
"Four DNA strands come together in this model, built using data from x-ray crystallography"
Jean-Paul Rodriguez