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.

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.

For sale - Nobel prize

2013-02-25 21:51

The Nobel prize awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA has been put up for auction by his family along with a lab coat, his books and other memorabilia.

56% of SA women are obese

2012-10-23 09:22

A frightening statistic. But, experts reckon they may have a solution - and it's not dieting or exercise. Say what?!

Two or three parents?

2010-04-19 14:56

Rare diseases can be prevented by DNA egg swap.

Eating too much? Blame your genes

2013-10-21 15:20

Recent research reveals that our genes not only affect the type of foods we choose to eat, but also how much, and how often.

DNA can be used to identify unknown criminals

2013-11-26 10:07

In forensics, DNA-based prediction of appearance traits such as height, eye colour, hair colour and age, is useful to find unknown perpetrators.

Skeletons to be tested for Black Death

2013-03-15 14:03

Scientists digging a new railway in London have uncovered 13 skeletons that will be tested to see if they died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century.

Genetically stunted parasites vs. malaria

2013-09-12 12:39

Genetically engineered malaria parasites that are stunted through precise gene deletions could be used as a vaccine that protects against malaria infection.


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.

DNA bill approved

2013-08-22 18:01

The so-called DNA bill is one step closer to being signed into law after the National Assembly passed it.

My husband is not the father of my child.

2014-01-15 10:26

What happens when your child's real father turns out to be a convicted kidnapper?

My three parents?

2012-09-18 10:31

New development creates embryos from 3 parents, as well as an ethical dilemma.

DNA and gold particles used to diagnose diseases

2013-03-01 08:15

A diagnostic "cocktail" containing a single drop of blood, a dribble of water, and a dose of DNA powder with gold particles could mean rapid diagnosis and treatment of the world's leading diseases in the near future.

DNA connection between diabetes and blood cancer

2013-07-15 10:49

A DNA flaw may explain why people with type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population, according to a study.

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.

What puts that individual stamp on your face?

2013-10-25 16:15

US researchers say thousands of gene enhancers play a significant role in craniofacial development and as yet it's unclear what all of them do.

UK plans world's first '3-parent' IVF babies

2013-07-01 08:41

Britain plans to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

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