DNA

Did Archaic Genetic Variants Help Melanesians Adapt?

Compared with other world groups, the DNA of Melanesian populations carries some of the largest percentage of ancestry from now-extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans. A genomic study of Melanesians suggests that certain genetic variants inherited from...
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Scientists Laid Out A Technological Roadmap For What They'll Need To Write Synthetic Genomes From...

An artist's representation of big data applied to DNA. (Credit: Zita/Shutterstock) At first, it was just Mendel and some pea plants. In the 150 years that followed, matching pairs of chromosomes were labeled, As, Ts Cs and Gs were coupled off...
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Man Forced To Pay Child Support Even Though Dna Test Proves Child Is Not His

A Florida man has been forced to pay child support even though a DNA test proved that he is not the child's biological father, First Coast News reports. Read more...
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New Dna Editing For Diseases, Dining Surveillance, And More

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Comparisons Of 4.7 Million Mtdna Sequences Show Genbank Is Reliable For Animal Ids

Did a murderer walk through the room? Did a shark just swim by? Is this a poisonous mushroom? Which reef species are lost when the coral dies? These questions can potentially be answered quickly and cheaply based on tiny samples of DNA found in the...
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The Secret Of Classic Belgian Beers? Medieval Super Yeasts!

An international team of scientists has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales, are fermented with a rare and unusual form of hybrid yeasts. These yeasts combine DNA of the traditional ale...
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This Groundbreaking Dna Tool Could Edit-out Genetic Disease

The DNA-editing tool revealed by researchers today could potentially “fix” the vast majority of known genetic diseases. According to the research text published today, the system of “Prime editing” could potentially...
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A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases

A less error-prone DNA-editing method could correct many more harmful mutations than was previously possible.
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Research Reveals How Migration Affects Dna Patterns In The Uk

A major new study reveals how socio-economic migration within the UK has affected the geographic distribution of human DNA linked to traits such as education levels and health.
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Neanderthal And Denisovan Dna May Have Helped Early Melanesian People Survive

A team of researchers from the U.S., Italy and France has found evidence that suggests DNA inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may have helped early Melanesian people survive in their island environment. In their paper published in the...
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Andrew Yang’s Presidential Run Might Mark Peak Ubi In Silicon Valley

It’s not surprising that the old idea of universal basic income (UBI) would find a new foothold in Silicon Valley. Technological optimism is rooted in the region’s DNA. The technologists and entrepreneurs see rapid progress in their world, not...
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Scientists Unwind Mystery Behind Dna Replication

The molecules of life are twisted. But how those familiar strands in DNA's double helix manage to replicate without being tangled up has been hard to decipher. A new perspective from Cornell physicists is helping unravel the mystery.
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Museums Put Ancient Dna To Work For Wildlife

Old museum specimens are giving researchers fresh insights into endangered species
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Scientists Unwind Mystery Behind Dna Replication

The molecules of life are twisted. But how those familiar strands in DNA's double helix manage to replicate without being tangled up has been hard to decipher. A new perspective from Cornell physicists is helping unravel the mystery.
Related topics: Genetics, Physics

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Museums Put Ancient Dna To Work For Wildlife

Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place.
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Missing Model Got Strangled, Poisoned And Buried In A Desert - Report

While the authorities believe that the body discovered in the Las Vegas desert on 8 October belongs to the missing model, they are still trying to confirm the corpse’s identity via DNA test.
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I Was Searching For America's First Black Family. I Found My Own

The search for one woman's family led a reporter to find her own roots using oral history, archives and DNA tests. It also led to stunning results.       
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Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep? It's In Their Dna

U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tardigrade Protein Protects Dna From Chemical Attack

The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Dna 'clock' Could Help Measure Development In Young Children

Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders.
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