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Ancient North American infant reburied

Anzick-1, the 12,600-year-old remains of an infant found in central Montana, whose DNA was sequenced earlier this year, has been buried in a special ceremony.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: De-extinction project aims to bring extinct species back to life

Revive & Restore aims to bring back the dead in a de-extinction process. The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback project attempts to use museum-specimen DNA to bring the passenger pigeon back from extinction after Martha died 100 years ago.
In the Media by Malysa Stratton Louk - 2 comments

High number of Norwegians support giving newborn DNA to police

According to a study by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, two-fifths of the Norwegian public would be happy with their government saving DNA profiles of newborns, to allegedly assist in future police investigations.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Married couples have more similar DNA

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, according to a new study. n a genetic survey of 825 married couples, researchers found that spouses shared more similar DNA than randomly chosen pairs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Teenage girl's skeleton may be key to earliest Americans

A human skeleton found in an underwater cave on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is shedding new light on the origins of the first humans to inhabit the North American continent.
In the Media by Martin Laine

New DNA tool for cancer detection

Bioengineers have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Enzymes that help fix cancer discovered

An important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many or too few chromosomes, a condition that has been directly linked to cancer and other diseases, has been discovered by researchers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Oldest active missing persons case in U.S. may soon be solved

Marvin A. Clark, 75, a retired sheriff, left on a short bus trip from his home in Tigard, Oregon, to Portland, and never returned. His 1926 disappearance made him the oldest active missing persons case in the U.S.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

U.S. government security clearance may now include DNA testing

DNA testing is being considered as part of a background checks on security clearance applicants who need to access classified information.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

Caribou poop traded for gas money in Canada

Researchers and hunters in the Northwest Territories of Canada are encouraged to swap reindeer fecal samples for gas cards to monitor heard health of the Woodland Caribou.
In the Media by Clint Walker

Bones found could be those of woman missing since 1952

Santa Fe - Police believe bones found during the excavation of a garage at a Santa Fe, New Mexico home may be those of Inez Garcia. The 26-year-old woman was last seen more than 60 years ago.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

The first comprehensive atlas of human gene expression

Tokyo - A large international consortium has released the first comprehensive map of gene activity across the human body. It is hoped the findings can help to combat genetic diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How DNA variations shape the human face

According to new research, variants of just 20 genes can predict the shape of a person’s face. It is possible that DNA fragments left at a crime scene could allow criminologist to reconstruct the face of the alleged criminal.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How DNA testing went from cutting edge science to everyday use

For $100, a do-it-yourself DNA testing kit will trace your ancestry back 10,000 years. Walmart sells a DNA paternity kit for just $26.99. The first human genome sequencing took 200 scientists, 13 years and $2.7 billion.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Should FDA allow three-way babies?

The U.S. FDA is seeking public comments on a new technology that has the potential to circumvent mitochondrial diseases by producing embryos using DNA from three people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Should prenatal DNA tests become the new standard?

Researchers suggest that a standard prenatal tests should be stopped and that a new prenatal DNA test should become the new standard to detect Down syndrome in fetuses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Should FDA permit genetic experiments on babies?

On February 25-26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting to discuss intentional genetic modification of children and their descendants.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Genetic atlas of humans

Leipzig - Researchers have traced the mixing of human populations using DNA and from this a special map has been created, encompassing over 100 events occurring over the past 4,000 years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Kiss on the cheek lands robber in French prison

Paris - After a jewelry heist in Paris, a 20-year-old French criminal's self-stated "compassion" for his female hostage led to his arrest. Police could identify him from the DNA he left behind on her cheek.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Boston - Scientists have identified abnormal expression of genes, resulting from "DNA relaxation," that can be detected in the brain and blood of Alzheimer's patients. This offers a clue of a genetic link to the degenerative disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Novel approach for tumor detection

Scientists have pioneered a new gene sequencing method to test for abnormal DNA in cancerous tumor cells. This method paves the way for routine genetic testing in personalizing cancer care.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Neanderthal DNA persists in modern humans

Two new studies demonstrate the extent of Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern human genomes. The genetic relationship is far greater than previously thought.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

Grisly 1930's murder case re-examined

Hardingstone - A forensic team from the University of Leicester (UK) have opened an investigation to try and identify the victim of a gruesome murder case from 1930. This was the same team who, last year, identified the body of King Richard III.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Can't quit smoking? Blame it on our Neanderthal ancestors

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals co-existed on earth for thousands of years. Then, about 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals became extinct. Last year, a near-complete reconstruction of the Neanderthal genome was published, showing some interesting results.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Gene predicting company falls foul of Federal law

GeneLink, a "personal genomics company," faces U.S. government pressure, via the Federal Trade Commission, over some of its advertising claims.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

First shark genome decoded

Scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genome of the elephant shark. This is the first species of shark to have its genetic code revealed and interpreted.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

400,000-year-old bone raises new questions on human evolution

A fossilized thigh bone found by scientists in a cave in Spain turned out not to be from a Neanderthal as they had expected, but from a Denisovan, a different group of extinct early humans.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 14 comments

DNA shows Native Americans actually came from Siberia

Native Americans and western Eurasians actually came from Siberia, according to new research from the DNA of two ancient Siberian skeletons.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Abominable Snowman mystery may be solved

For years the world has been fascinated with tales of the mysterious, elusive creature we know as the Yeti, or abominable snowman. But DNA from purported samples of the creature may shed light on its true origins, bringing it out of the realm of fantasy.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Researchers developing new nanotechnology for medical use

Technological advances in the field of nanotechnology have led to the advent of a new field of study, nanomedicine, a pairing of molecular biology and medicine. The diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level will soon be within our reach.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments
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Visible DNA cockscrews
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Visible DNA cockscrews
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DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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Pentagon
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 Four DNA strands come together in this model  built using data from x-ray crystallography
Jean-Paul Rodriguez
"Four DNA strands come together in this model, built using data from x-ray crystallography"
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The Earth is going through a  frequency sweep   evolving from low to high frequencies. The frequency...
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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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DNA sequencing
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DNA sequencing
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The structure of the DNA
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The structure of the DNA
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Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
Nuno Norgueiro
Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
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Neanderthal DNA  is found in regions of the genome affecting hair  skin and nails. This mutation was...
T. Høegh
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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It is believed that our difficulty in trying to stop smoking may be due to Neanderthal DNA mutations...
Mr. Archie
It is believed that our difficulty in trying to stop smoking may be due to Neanderthal DNA mutations in some people's genomes.
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Between 2% and 4% of the genetic blueprint of present-day non-Africans came from Neanderthals.
Jodie Wilson from Mountain View, USA
Between 2% and 4% of the genetic blueprint of present-day non-Africans came from Neanderthals.
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