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Liver disorder in mice reversed using new gene-editing technology

Cambridge - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have cured mice of a rare liver disorder that is caused by a single gene mutation using a new genome-editing technique.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

New obesity related gene discovered

Scientists have discovered a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome. This is the latest "genetic" link to obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Remains of Richard III to be sequenced

Scientists in the U.K. will sequence the genome of King Richard III. For this, scientists from the University of Leicester are collecting bone samples from which to extract DNA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

Paris - "In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

The world's oldest living transmissible cancer '11,000 years old'

Cambridge - The earliest written record of the disease we now call cancer dates to 1600 BC, with an Egyptian papyrus describing cancer of the breast. Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) first named the strange disease, using the Greek word "karkinos," or crab.
In the Media by Karen Graham

First shark genome decoded

Scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genome of the elephant shark. This is the first species of shark to have its genetic code revealed and interpreted.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Oldest ever genome sequenced: a Canadian horse

Yukon - Scientists have sequenced the so far oldest genome from a prehistoric creature: a prehistoric horse found in Canada. The research shows that the horse was a common ancestor to the horses of today.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Studying ancient wheat may lead to better varieties

Kansas - Researchers have begun to map the genetic code of ancient wheat with a view to using the information to help select stronger and more robust varieties for food.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Genetic mutations challenges Darwin’s evolution theory

The death of Darwin's evolution theory continues due to the evidence found in genome deterioration, sickle cell anemia mortality, beneficial mutations elusiveness, disease proliferation, and recent genetic mutations.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Comeuppance for morons — Junk DNA isn’t junk, it’s vital

Sydney - When the human genome was finished, early so-called researchers found a lot of DNA that didn’t seem to do anything. They therefore said it was junk. It turns out to be anything but junk. It’s all critical systems and gene switches.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments
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