DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains

2015-11-11 21:55

New DNA tests on the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II have confirm their authenticity.

Biotech AI for UK genome study

2015-09-30 21:13

Berg, a private company that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs and diagnostics, will help England's national genomics project mine DNA.

New test for Down syndrome a 'major advance'

2015-05-19 11:55

A new test that analyses foetal DNA in a pregnant woman's bloodstream is apparently much more effective than other screening methods.

Alexander tomb skeleton to undergo DNA testing

2014-11-29 07:43

Greek Culture Ministry officials said the recent discovery of a skeleton buried at the Amphipolis tomb from the time of Alexander the Great will undergo DNA testing.

Third-hand smoke can be a killer

2014-11-14 13:04

The tobacco smoke that lingers after a cigarette has been smoked is harmful.

Sitting less may protect your DNA

2014-09-04 16:12

More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres, which might increase your lifespan.

People pick friends with similar genes

2014-07-15 14:27

New findings have made it clear that people have more DNA in common with those who are selected as friends than with strangers in the same population.

People choose spouses with similar DNA

2014-05-20 13:18

People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to scientists who reported the results of a study exploring the genetic resemblance of married couples.

Multiple sclerosis drug may cause brain infection

2014-04-01 12:29

Patients who take a certain multiple sclerosis drug face a high risk of developing a rare brain infection. Doctors are trying to understand why this therapy puts patients at risk.

Gene detectives solve malaria parasite riddle

2014-02-25 17:50

Gene detectives have discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets.


Research on genome editing poses dilemma

2015-10-10 10:33

Scientists and researchers are to meet soon to discuss genome editing, which is booming, but also intensifies the debate about its boundaries.

First bit of ejaculate contains more sperm

2015-05-29 12:13

A Spanish study has found that ejaculate is divided into two quite different phases, aimed at achieving two equally important actions in terms of reproduction.

UK proposes to make babies from three people

2015-02-09 14:21

Babies made from the DNA of three people may soon become a reality in Britain.

Deposit a bit of yourself on the moon

2014-11-21 10:07

A lunar exploration mission is offering the public a chance to leave a bit of themselves on the moon for as little as 10 pounds.

Genes may determine how much coffee you drink

2014-10-08 11:20

A large study identified how the amount of coffee people drink per day is influenced by genetics.

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues

2014-08-25 19:40

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, say scientists who have teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome that they hope can be used to protect it.

Skills in maths and reading shared by same genes

2014-07-09 18:34

A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do maths, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks.

Down's chromosome affects all other chromosomes

2014-04-22 15:22

The additional chromosome that causes Down's syndrome has a knock-on effect on all the 22 other chromosomes, according to a study.

IBM cloud system to help sequence cancer DNA

2014-03-20 13:34

IBM's Watson computing system will help to sequence the DNA of cancer tumours in order to treat glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in US adults.

DNA discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments

2014-02-11 12:28

The discovery of seven new regions of DNA linked to type 2 diabetes could lead to new ways of thinking about diabetes and new treatments for the disease.

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