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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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 sequence of the newly discovered Gaga fern genus
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The structure of the DNA
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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...
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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 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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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
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


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