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DNA reveals Romans helped spread TB across three continents

Added: 15.08.2018 18:20 | 6 views | 0 comments

The Romans gave us roads, public toilets and the modern calendar, but we may also have them to thank for spreading a deadly disease: tuberculosis

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Elephants rarely get cancer thanks to 'zombie gene,' study finds

Added: 15.08.2018 14:40 | 20 views | 0 comments

Less than five percent of elephants die from cancer, and researchers may have discovered why. According to a study from The University of Chicago, elephants produce pseudogenes, or "zombie genes" that target and kill cells in damaged DNA.


First commercial DNA data storage service set to launch in 2019

Added: 15.08.2018 12:26 | 4 views | 0 comments

A start-up called Catalog claims it will be able to store a terabyte of data in a gram-sized DNA pellet, but questions remain over whether the technology is ready

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CRISPR gene editing is not quite as precise and as safe as thought

Added: 15.08.2018 12:22 | 4 views | 0 comments

A study has found that CRISPR can delete large chunks of DNA, suggesting it could cause cancer if used to treat diseases by editing many cells in the body

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Knowing your DNA can help you stick to a healthier lifestyle

Added: 15.08.2018 12:22 | 5 views | 0 comments

When people are advised to live more healthily, they usually give up quickly. Now a study suggests that genetic data can persuade people to make lasting changes

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Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants

Added: 14.08.2018 22:36 | 22 views | 0 comments

LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage.

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Neil Gaiman: I want to write for Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who

Added: 14.08.2018 22:25 | 17 views | 0 comments

There's a TARDIS in his DNA, the acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy author notes.

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Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis

Added: 14.08.2018 22:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

Fishing quotas have been decided using an inadequate method for decades, according to a new study. The same method has also been used to decide about culling, hunting quotas, or translocating threatened species. Analyzing the nuclear genome of sardines shows previously unrecognized genetic differences between populations, which are not identified by the go-to-method for Isolation-By-Distance, mitochondrial DNA analysis.

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Michigan girls kick, throw coffee to fight off kidnapper, police say

Added: 14.08.2018 22:08 | 6 views | 0 comments

A grown man was no match for a group of girls who used kicks, hits and coffee to to fend off their potential kidnapper.


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