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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.

Start exercising! It can even change your genes!

Exercise certainly makes us healthier, but a new study gives us a clue as to exactly how this process makes us healthier and in fact, changes our genes.

James Watson's Nobel prize returned

Russian entrepreneur Alisher Usmanov, who purchased James Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize medal last week, has returned the medal to the molecular biologist.

Understanding the genetics of birds

A staggering advancement in genetics this week concerning the genome of birds. A series of eight paper have been published in one journal which present 45 bird species genomes. Previously only five species had been genetically mapped.

Clearest DNA image ever is generated

A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells has been produced using a type of nuclear cartography,which uses PCR to examine for DNA fragments.

'DNA from the crypt' solves mystery of how birds lost their teeth

Riverside - Thanks to "DNA from the crypt" scientists now have powerful evidence that the lack of teeth in all modern birds can be traced to a common ancestor who became toothless in paradise about 116 million years ago.

Next generation sequencing helps with fertility Special

Chicago - Next Generation DNA Sequencing has been made available for clinical. This new technology offers a 1000-fold precision increase over previous methods. It is known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening.

James Watson sells Nobel Prize after backlash over racist comment

New York - James Watson, world-renowned biologist and Nobel laureate, has announced that he is selling the Nobel Prize he was awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule in 1953.

Op-Ed: DNA on old stamp identifies girl's murderer

DNA testing for genetic material on the back of a stamp has once again provided a crucial piece of evidence in solving tough criminal cases.

Snakes can now be identified by their venom

Scientists have developed a method for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.

Australia, British police ink DNA sharing deal

Sydney - Australian and British police Thursday signed a deal allowing access to each other's DNA databases as part of an international push to tackle serious crimes such as terrorism, rapes and murders.

Can crime be linked to genetics?

The nature-nurture debate has resurfaced in relation to a new scientific study which argues that certain genes are connected to violent crimes.

Oldest human genome sequenced

A 45,000-year-old bone has been sequenced. This is the oldest human genome yet to have been sequenced. The bone came from a leg bone preserved in Siberia.

Largest 3-D DNA structure produced

Scientists have created the largest 3-D DNA structure to date. This new model many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.

Latest genome sequencing research

Scientists continue to make advances with genome sequencing. Digital Journal has reviewed the latest research and some of the new creatures to be typed and categorized.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
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 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"
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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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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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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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DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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DNA sequencing
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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
Visible DNA cockscrews
Visible DNA cockscrews
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The structure of the DNA
The structure of the DNA
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Pentagon
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The double helix structure of the DNA molecule
The double helix structure of the DNA molecule
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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
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