|He threw away a napkin at a hockey game. Police used it to charge him with a 1993 murder|
Added: 21.02.2019 1:50 | 14 views | 0 comments
Jerry Westrom, 52, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with a 1993 cold case after police used a genealogy site to identify him as a suspect and a discarded napkin to obtain DNA evidence.
|Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA|
Added: 21.02.2019 1:23 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) said while fear is an important survival mechanism which uses cues in the environment to prompt certain responses, so too is the ability to inhibit fear when it's no longer needed.
|Female Aide To Secret Police Chief Under Augusto Pinochet Arrested In Australia|
Added: 20.02.2019 22:26 | 12 views | 0 comments
Australia on Wednesday announced the arrest Tuesday of a former aide to the chief of Chile’s infamous secret police force over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Fox News reported. Between 1973 and 1976, the report said, Adriana Rivas, 66, worked as a close aide to Manuel Contreras, who ran the National Intelligence Directorate under the Pinochet regime. Contreras, the network reported, died in jail in 2015, serving more than 500 years for crimes including assassinations, disappearances and kidnappings. Chilean authorities contend Rivas was directly responsible for the kidnapping and disappearance of the secretary-general of the...
|Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue|
Added: 20.02.2019 22:22 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have discovered how overactive DNA repair systems can lead to retinal damage and blindness in mice. A DNA repair enzyme called Aag glycosylase becomes hyperactive, provoking an inflammatory response that produces necrosis, leading to severe tissue damage.
|Germany aims to reset ties with Vietnam after kidnapping case|
Added: 20.02.2019 21:29 | 12 views | 0 comments
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday he would use a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart to discuss resetting ties between the two countries after past differences over the kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman in Berlin.
|Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor|
Added: 20.02.2019 21:25 | 1 views | 0 comments
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients' tumor cells are less aggressive and much better at repairing DNA than others but are difficult to kill with radiation. The researchers then showed that combining radiation therapy with cancer drugs designed to block DNA repair may be an effective treatment strategy.
|DNA test could boost IVF success rates without putting embryo at risk|
Added: 20.02.2019 21:21 | 4 views | 0 comments
Analysing genetic material discarded by an embryo in a dish can reveal chromosomal abnormalities just as well as a vasive biopsy
|Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy|
Added: 20.02.2019 21:21 | 2 views | 0 comments
A new test detects mutations in 30 genes by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in a mother’s blood
|Staying slim isn't just about what you eat - it's about your DNA too|
Added: 20.02.2019 21:21 | 3 views | 0 comments
Some people struggle to put on weight – now we know it’s partly because they have a genetic profile that codes for thinness