By Ansa Varughese | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:22
Although DNA databasing may be an effective means to track innocent victims of human trafficking and human rights violation, it has led to some privacy concerns.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:09
Tapeworm treatment will be much easier, now that newly sequenced genomes have revealed medicine targets.
By Christine Hsu | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42
Kissing is a physically affectionate act of pressing the lips against someone or something. The act is commonly used to express a multitude of human emotions like love, respect and friendship. However, what is less obvious is that when two lovers share a passionate kiss, they are also swapping their bacteria, bodily fluids and parts of their genetic code.
By Christine Hsu | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:11
Scientists have managed to "download" all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on to strands of synthetic DNA.
By Christine Hsu | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:22
A DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old human skeleton dug up in China has revealed genetic clues to the Stone Age evolution, according to a new study. After analyzing the genetic material extracted from the ancient leg bone found in a cave near Beijing, scientists were able to link some of the earliest modern humans to settle in China to the people living in the region today.
By Christine Hsu | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 09:13
Scientists are now able to reproduce a person's entire genome using only a single cell.
By Amber Moore | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:13
There are about 400 DNA flaws in most healthy humans, says a new study. Some of these genes are linked to diseases that can be passed to the next generation.
By Makini Brice | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:06
John Wayne Gacy was a notorious serial killer who raped and murdered at least 33 boys and young men during the better part of the 1970s.
By Makini Brice | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:15
Study found that bdelloids pilfered as much as 10 percent of their DNA from other species, like fungi, bacteria, and plants.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 10/24/2012 - 16:11
UK's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority is mulling over a change in law that would allow three-parent in vitro fertilization to occur.
By Amber Moore | Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:10
Researchers say that "enhancers" present in the junk DNA follow an origami-like design while constructing the face, using simple instructions to make an intricate object.
By Martin Grens | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 09:15
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released a report on privacy concerns triggered by the advent of whole genome sequencing.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 10/10/2012 - 16:59
In the 1990s, after watching Jurassic Park and hearing about Dolly the sheep, many children hoped that scientists would develop the capacity for cloning dinosaurs that could roam again on the Earth.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:59
Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study.