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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
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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.

Dna Blogs

World DNA Day (updated) 

Today is World DNA day. There are various global events taking place to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the...
Apr 25, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Moore’s Law and the Race to the Complete $1,000 Genome Sequence

Most people involved in the world of technology are well familiar with Moore’s Law, which asserts that computing...
Dec 10, 2012 by Gabriel Gervelis

The importance of conducting DNA tests correctly

As courts increasingly demand DNA testing as part of their evidence it is becoming essential that samples collected are...
Oct 18, 2012 by Michael Palmer

The DNA code, Artificial Intelligence programming and Evolutionary Theory

I find it necessary to give the reader a background into what informs my views on Evolutionary theory to avoid being...
Feb 26, 2012 by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Dawkins' Selfish Genes — are they really selfish?

The leap of imagination which led Richard Dawkins to propose a gene-centred view of evolution in his "selfish gene"...
Feb 21, 2012 by JohnThomas Didymus - 18 comments
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