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How cancer-causing virus clings to our DNA decoded

To complete their 3D portrait of the virus, they combined their results with information drawn from other imaging techniques.

22 Apr 2018 5:32 PM

Deadliest strains may help design malaria vaccine

This is the first time anyone has taken the parasite genes that are in the blood of patients and sequenced everything that's there.

25 Mar 2018 2:27 PM

110 new genes that increase breast cancer risk uncovered: Study

The new study helps researchers come closer to understanding how DNA influences a woman's risk of breast cancer.

13 Mar 2018 12:53 PM

Over 500 genes linked to intelligence identified

They also found 187 regions in the human genome that are linked to thinking skills.

13 Mar 2018 12:12 PM

Study finds motherhood ages women faster

Study finds effects of becoming a mum ages a woman’s DNA more than smoking or being fat.

27 Feb 2018 11:24 AM


Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Gene analyses identified variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates.

21 Feb 2018 4:59 PM

Fifteen genes that shape our face identified

In the past, scientists selected specific features, including the distance between the eyes or the width of the mouth.

20 Feb 2018 11:59 AM

Vaping cause DNA mutation

New study found DNA repair systems responsible for protection against cancer were also impaired in the exposed animals.

31 Jan 2018 12:42 PM

Human genome decoded with pocket-sized device

The new sequencing method is the first to read long, unbroken strands of DNA.

30 Jan 2018 2:02 PM

Body's new warning system 'sprays' DNA to alert other cells

According to researchers, Mitochondria in the white blood cells secrete a web of DNA fibres that raises the alarm.

13 Jan 2018 10:26 AM


Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

The infant girl was buried about 50 miles southeast of Fairbanks, and her remains are the earliest known in the far north of North America.

04 Jan 2018 9:07 AM

Gene therapy shows promise against blood-clotting disease

Small cuts or bruises can be life-threatening, and many people need treatments once or more a week to prevent serious bleeding.

07 Dec 2017 1:37 PM

New system can identity people from their DNA in minutes

The technology has a wide range of applications, but its most immediate use could be to flag mislabelled cell lines in cancer experiments.

03 Dec 2017 12:46 PM

Turning bacteria into 'world's smallest tape recorders'

Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a recorder.

25 Nov 2017 2:08 PM

Scientist tries to make himself superhuman by editing own DNA

Josiah Zayner becomes first known person to have edited his DNA after removing protein inhibiting muscle growth.

20 Nov 2017 10:14 AM


US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Through an IV, a man in the US received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

16 Nov 2017 2:40 PM

Genes linked to pancreatic cancer identified

The team found that patients who had three or four of the altered genes had worse disease-free survival.

06 Nov 2017 8:17 AM

Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing

Researchers are using CRISPR to develop malaria-resistant mosquitoes and to develop treatments that one day may help genetic diseases.

27 Oct 2017 8:52 AM

Modern-day traits are inherited from Neanderthal DNA: study

The study is the first of its kind.

06 Oct 2017 12:05 PM