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Trump aims to collect all migrants' DNA for FBI criminal database

The Trump administration plans to expand its collection of DNA on all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. They will add the information to a massive criminal database operated by the FBI.

US to collect DNA of all undocumented migrants

Washington - The US government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday.

Tomato jumping genes can help speed-breed drought-resistant crops

Cambridge - A new study from British researchers shows how harnessing tomato jumping genes can assist with the process of developing speed-breed drought-resistant crops, thereby helping to address world hunger.

New insight into how DNA holds together revealed

It has been long thought that DNA, the hereditary material in most organisms, binds itself due to hydrogen bonds. However, new research shows this is not the case and instead water is key to keeping the structure together.

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.
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Perported scalp of Yeti at Khumjung Monastary
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DNA microarray
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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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In analysing DNA barcodes across 100,000 species, researchers found a telltale sign showing that almost all the animals emerged about the same time as humans
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FDA microbiologist prepares DNA samples for gel electrophoresis analysis
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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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Conceptual illustration of a droplet containing an artificial neural network made of DNA that has been designed to recognize complex and noisy molecular information, represented as 'molecular handwriting
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Visible DNA cockscrews
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DNA major and minor grooves. The latter is a binding site for the Hoechst stain dye 33258
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A new DNA study found that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago
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File photo: The power of the genetic code: DNA recovered from fluids is now standard evidence in crime cases
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DNA sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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DNA double helix
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Physics simulation of 5 megabases of DNA forming loops and domains.
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