What A Weekend Of Partying Does To Your DNA

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:45

Even modest drinking may be enough to induce DNA damage in the form of oxidative stress.


New Nanotechnology Catches Cancer Mutations Before They Develop

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:21

The new DNA clamp makes it much easier to detect genetic mutations associated with cancer and other serious health complications.

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FDA Tells 23andMe To Stop Selling Personal Genome Service

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:00

An FDA letter to DNA-analysis company 23andMe has halted the marketing and sale of their Personal Genome Service after failing to comply with certain rules.


New DNA Sequencing Technique Can Trace Genetic Mutations Back To Mom Or Dad

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 16:12

A new DNA sequencing technique can determine whether a genetic mutation was inherited from your mom or your dad.

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Scientists Recode Entire Genome Of Organism

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 17:54

Working in the emerging field of synthetic biology, scientists recoded the entire genome of an organism.

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Could DNA Affect Your Marriage? 'Happy Hormone' Gene May Predict Wedded Bliss

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:47

The length of someone's ‘happy hormone’ gene may predict how happy his or her marriage will be.


Chromosome X-Shape May Not Be An Accurate Representation [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:14

Chromosomes form less of an X-shape and more of a blob-like structure.

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Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Artist, Creates 3D Faces From DNA Found In Street

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 19:48

An artist generates 3D models of faces from DNA found in strands of hair and other human traces in the street.


Four New Genetic Variations Linked To Myeloma Blood Cancer, Including One Tied To Aging

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 18:05

In this new study, the blood cancer, myeloma, was tied to a genetic variation that controls how the body ages.

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England Approves '3-Parent Babies' But That May Be A Misnomer; Offspring Will Retain No Traits of The Third 'Parent'

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:19

Officials in the UK have approved initial testing for a procedure that will enable the conception of a child using DNA taken from three host "parents."

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DNA Vaccine Sends Type 1 Diabetes Into Reverse, Does Well In Clinical Trial

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:55

A new technique that acts as a "reverse vaccine" could help type 1 diabetes patients preserve insulin-making cells in the pancreas.


Third-hand Smoke Causes DNA Damage; Health Effects May Be As Serious As First And Second

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:06

The smell of stale cigarettes isn't just nauseating; third-hand smoke can damage your DNA and cause serious long-term health effects.

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34

Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.

Mississippi Will Require Cord Blood Testing From Babies Born to Girls Under 16

Mississippi Will Require DNA Testing On Babies Born To Underage Girls To Find Fathers

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 22:29

In an effort to stop older men from bedding young teenage girls, Mississippi officials plan on testing babies' cord blood to identify fathers and prosecute them.


Supreme Court Decision On DNA Privacy Could Mean Rapists Will Go Free

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:33

DNA can be helpful in solving heinous crimes, but does analyzing DNA violate a suspect's rights?