'Toying with Mother Nature': Doctors attempt to permanently change DNA

2017-11-23 18:30

The process of gene editing is like sending a mini surgeon along to place a new gene in exactly the right location to cure a deadly disease.

Breakthrough: Doctors can now ‘edit’ genes in human embryos

2017-08-04 14:28

A new technique can potentially be used to prevent transmission of genetic disease to future generations.

How climatic factors may have shaped your nose

2017-03-20 15:04

Local temperatures and humidity levels may have helped design the human nose, new research suggests.

How your Neanderthal genes may affect your health

2017-02-24 08:03

Modern humans carry bits of Neanderthal genes that appear to influence certain human traits and diseases, according to scientists.

DNA may influence your reproductive decisions

2016-11-02 13:23

An international team of scientists claim to have identified areas of DNA associated with age of first childbirth and total family size.

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.

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.


Father who thought son was ‘too handsome’ to be his has suspicions confirmed

2017-08-04 18:17

This bizarre story unfolded when he took a DNA test after he split from Wang’s mother, Zhang.

Your lifestyle can determine how your DNA plays out

2017-05-05 13:32

We may ask if there is any point in testing our genes, as we cannot change our DNA. Testing your genetics is however helpful, as you can determine where you have 'loaded guns' or points of concern.

Scientists can now make babies using DNA from 3 people

2017-03-17 12:56

UK scientists have been granted a licence to 'create' babies using the DNA from three people – in order to avoid fatal genetic diseases being passed on to offspring.

Child rapist convicted 18 years later

2016-12-04 00:01

After 18 years, a young woman’s wait for justice has come to an end when her rapist was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting her when she was a little girl.

Scientists might soon store info in human DNA

2016-07-25 09:56

DNA is in essence an information-storing molecule, and scientists are working toward using DNA for storing the world's growing load of digital information.

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.

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.

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