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New cause of autism: Unwanted DNA?

Scientists have suggested that a new cause of autism could be found in 'junk' DNA. This relates the neurodevelopmental condition to mutations in the non-coding regions of the human genome, according to the new study.

Family Tree DNA can trade privacy to catch criminals

One of the growing number of home DNA kit providers - Family Tree DNA - is to survey users to see if it can share genetic data to aid law enforcement in tracking down criminals.

Increase in genetic testing could clear rape case backlog

There is a huge volume of biological evidence related to suspected rape cases languishing in laboratories tied to courts in the U.S. This has led to calls for authorities to accelerate testing and address the backlog.

The DNA of ancient giant trees could possibly save our forests

What if we could revive giant creatures that once roamed the Earth? Well, that’s what arborists are doing today, only they’re cloning saplings from the stumps of the world’s largest, strongest, and longest-lived trees, the giant redwoods.

Backstreet Boys score No. 1 album with 'DNA,' top Billboard 200

The Grammy-nominated pop group, Backstreet Boys, has a major reason to celebrate. They scored their first No. 1 album in almost two decades with "DNA."

Review: Backstreet Boys release captivating new studio album 'DNA' Special

On January 25, Grammy-nominated pop group Backstreet Boys released their brand new studio offering, the highly-anticipated "DNA."

Artificial intelligence identifies an unknown human ancestor

Applying artificial intelligence to genomes of Asian individuals has enabled scientists to identify an unknown human ancestor — a hominid who crossbred with its ancestors tens of thousands of years ago.

Remains of missing Japanese hiker found on Matterhorn

Geneva - Bones discovered at the foot of the Matterhorn have been identified as the remains of a Japanese national who disappeared on the iconic mountain four years ago, Swiss police said Monday.

Artificial neural network made out of DNA

Researchers have constructed an artificial neural network from DNA. The network can be used to recognize highly complex and distorted molecular data.

DNA provides design principles for lighter optical displays

Researchers have shown how lighter gold nanoparticles can be used to substitute the thicker, heavier layered polymers which are used as the back-reflectors for optical displays. The design idea is based on DNA.

Who has access to your DNA data?

San Fransisco - Since 1983, for each baby born in the state of California, a sample of DNA has been taken by the government. Finding out where this biological sample is stored and who can have access to it is proving challenging.

Chemist uses sweat analysis to identify individuals at crimes

New York - It may seem like another improbable application of 'science' on CSI, but a forensic chemist has succeeded in using chemical analysis of sweat to distinguish individuals in relation to crime scenes.

Op-Ed: Think first before giving away your DNA

DNA sequencing has become cheap and accessible, resulting in biotech companies generating large databases of genetic material. It is time to think about what happens to your data.

French WWI soldier identified by DNA to be laid to rest

Metz - A century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield will get a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.

Thai teacher turns to DNA to prove $1m lottery win

Bangkok - A DNA test will decide the fate of a near $1 million lottery prize after a Thai teacher said he lost the winning tickets which were later claimed by an ex-cop.

World’s smallest tape, based on microbes

Microbiologists based at Columbia University Medical Center have successfully manipulated bacteria in order to create a microscopic data recorder.

Spain court orders psychic to pay for Dali exhumation

Madrid - A Spanish court has dismissed a paternity lawsuit brought by a psychic who claimed to be Salvador Dali's illegitimate daughter and ordered her to pay for the exhumation of the surrealist painter's remains.

It's now possible to hack a computer using DNA

Washington - As University of Washington laboratory uses strands of DNA to hack into a computer. What does this mean for companies developing DNA data storage solutions?

New study shows ancient Israelites didn't wipe out the Canaanites

The Bible suggests the Canaanites were wiped out by the ancient Israelites, at least that's what the O.T. Book of Deuteronomy tells us. However, a new genetic study shows that 90 percent of Lebanese are descended from the survivors of the slaughter.

Manipulating DNA could help treat Parkinson's & arthritis

New research from Northwestern University could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritic joints.

Scientists place a GIF image inside a living organism's DNA

Harvard researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to put a GIF image file inside a living organism’s DNA. This was a proof of concept study to test the limits of DNA storage.

Major tech companies see DNA storage as the future

Major technology companies, like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft are investigating the use of DNA to store vast quantities of digitized data. Such data storage solutions would be retrievable thousands of years later.

DNA as a data storage medium: Progress and challenges

Advances are being made with storing digitized data on DNA (both natural and synthetic). This is set to become huge in terms of a 'permanent' data storage solution.

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian investigators used a DNA sample from a son of Kim Jong-Nam to confirm the identity of the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Thursday.

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian investigators used a DNA sample from a son of Kim Jong-Nam to confirm the identity of the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Thursday.

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian investigators used a DNA sample from a son of Kim Jong-Nam to confirm the identity of the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Thursday.

Computer operating system and movie stored on DNA

San Fransisco - An algorithm built for streaming video on a cellphone has been used to unlock DNA's storage potential. This was achieved by squeezing information into its four base nucleotides. In a study, researchers show the reliability of DNA computing technology.

Research group are the first to see DNA 'blink'

Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a new imaging technology that is the first to see DNA “blink,” or fluoresce. This is key to understanding the mechanism at play in relation to different diseases.

British doctors request three-person baby study

Newcastle - British doctors have made a formal request to the national fertility regulator to undertake mitochondrial replacement therapy. This involves creating a baby with DNA from three people.

Rapid method for diagnosing sepsis

Although there are tell-tale signs for sepsis (such as a rise in body temperature and faster breathing), a fast diagnoses is essential. Traditional methods use blood culture, which takes time. To overcome this, a rapid method has been developed.
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Physics simulation of 5 megabases of DNA forming loops and domains.
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The DNA double helix
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DNA double helix
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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.
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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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The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancient Canaanites.
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The power of the genetic code: DNA recovered from fluids is now standard evidence in crime cases
The power of the genetic code: DNA recovered from fluids is now standard evidence in crime cases
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FDA microbiologist prepares DNA samples for gel electrophoresis analysis
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Advanced DNA testing.
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The double helix structure of the DNA molecule
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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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The meal kit is personalized based on a customer's DNA. So a finer prick is required.
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