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Is It Worth Doing An Ancestry Test?

Is It Worth Doing An Ancestry Test?

Image by Patrisia Novianti from Pixabay Our world seems like it is on fire at the moment. Literally. Jungles and forests are burning in Brazil and Indonesia. Children and teens are protesting climate change. Ice caps are melting. In a ...

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The Technology Behind Home DNA Testing Kits

The Technology Behind Home DNA Testing Kits

Image Source Whether you’re looking to learn more about your family tree or get a unique insight into your health, odds are there’s a DNA test out there for you. With DNA tests continuing to grow in popularity, it can ...

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Herpes Virus Holds New Hope for Gene Therapy

Herpes Virus Holds New Hope for Gene Therapy

Peter O’Hare PhD – Research Director Protein Trafficking and Gene Regulation Laboratory – Marie Curie Institute Scientists at the Marie Curie Institute in Surrey, England have developed a method of disbursement of therapeutic genetic material via fusion to the herpes ...

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Canine Genome Research

Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and elsewhere determined that a relatively small number of DNA regions control a large portion of the physical differences between various breeds of dogs. The scientists hope that further study of these ...

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Bees Will Help Scientists Research Biodiversity

Bees Will Help Scientists Research Biodiversity

Scientist from York University, Canada, have recently discovered new species of bees. These bees have never been identified, mainly because Sweat Bees’ identification is extremely challenging task. Furthermore, this new discovery might lead to better understanding of evolution. Out of ...

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Genetic Key to Stem Cell Expression Identified

Genetic Key to Stem Cell Expression Identified

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have recently identified a gene that gives stem cells the capability to become any cell type. This unique attribute places stem cells at ...

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$30 Genome Possible

$30 Genome Possible

Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new method for sequencing the human genome leveraging the microdynamics of fluids – a method that could significantly decrease the cost of the procedure to as little as $30. By using small droplets ...

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Genetic Links to Autism

Genetic Links to Autism

Researchers at Oxford University in England have found a non-hereditary genetic link to autism. They have shown that individuals with autism tend to have either missing or extra sectors of DNA segments, a genetic mistake called copy number variants. This ...

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