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Zika vaccine made from genome shows promise in early human trial

Unlike conventional vaccines, it is made by reproducing sections of virus genome in lab.

06 Oct 2017 7:55 AM

Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth, say scientists

This is first use of genome editing to study gene function in human embryos, which can help better understand early development.

21 Sep 2017 12:34 PM

Genes that are responsible for intellectual disabilities identified

Researchers discover that fifteen genes play role in the development of intellectual disabilities.

04 Sep 2017 12:45 PM

Cell wise: Storing movies in bacteria

CRISPR technology converts bacteria into a hard disk in which information can be stored.

31 Aug 2017 3:41 AM


Researcher hacks system using malware encoded in DNA

DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks.

11 Aug 2017 8:12 AM

US: Thief forgets to flush toilet after use, police use faecal evidence to trace him

Andrew David Jensen was arrested July 28 on suspicion of first-degree residential burglary, a felony.

09 Aug 2017 9:16 AM

New gene study rewrites Neanderthal history

Previous research has suggested that near the end of their existence some 40,000 years ago.

08 Aug 2017 8:24 AM

Scientists edit gene to erase disease in human embryos

According to researchers, method can potentially be used to prevent transmission of genetic disease to future generations.

03 Aug 2017 8:34 AM

First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US

Process changed DNA of large number of one-cell embryos with the controversial gene-editing technique CRISPR.

27 Jul 2017 6:00 PM


Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

The research may reveal basic, hidden rules that govern the structure and functioning of genomes.

27 Jul 2017 12:44 PM

DNA-powered machines to make molecular computers

In the field of DNA-based computing, the DNA contains the information, but the molecules are floating around in solution.

27 Jun 2017 11:05 AM

Tibetans are made for colder climate

New study shows genetic makeup allow them to adapt to higher altitudes

17 Jun 2017 2:15 PM

Promising cancer treatment targets a rare genetic flaw

It could provide life-long protection from diseases like asthma with a single treatment.

06 Jun 2017 12:40 AM

This new test can detect high risk of developing liver cancer

It will help detect the presence of cancer even before the tumour is formed

28 Mar 2017 1:01 PM


Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize.

24 Mar 2017 12:15 PM

Rapist’s DNA matches victim’s samples

Test were conducted to verify role of the accused.

05 Feb 2017 2:03 AM

Space travel may cause genetic changes: study

Scientists studied the genetic differences between astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a year in space, and his identical twin Mark.

28 Jan 2017 3:57 PM

Physio murder: Police tries to crack grainy CCTV video

The case is yet to be cracked, though the police has questioned over 400 people.

17 Jan 2017 1:04 AM

2016 Fear vs Hope: Gene Editing— Terrible turning point?

The world’s first three-parent baby was born this year and other countries, without much oversight.

01 Jan 2017 12:16 AM