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15

Jul

People seek out friends with common DNAThe most common gene shared by friends in the study was the “olfactory” gene, which is involved in a person’s sense of smell.

People seek out friends with common DNA
The most common gene shared by friends in the study was the “olfactory” gene, which is involved in a person’s sense of smell.

11

Jul

New study links a genetic mutation to autismA groundbreaking study links a subcategory of autism to a specific genetic mutation called CHD8.

New study links a genetic mutation to autism
A groundbreaking study links a subcategory of autism to a specific genetic mutation called CHD8.

10

Jul

Dog breed tests: Do they really work?MNN’s science editor explores the mysterious world of dog DNA testing.

Dog breed tests: Do they really work?
MNN’s science editor explores the mysterious world of dog DNA testing.

02

Jul

Sorry, that ‘Bigfoot DNA’ came from another animalScientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.

Sorry, that ‘Bigfoot DNA’ came from another animal
Scientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.

17

Apr

New sweet-smelling bat species identifiedAnalyzing DNA samples from museum specimens of yellow-shouldered bats enabled scientists to discover 3 new species.

New sweet-smelling bat species identified
Analyzing DNA samples from museum specimens of yellow-shouldered bats enabled scientists to discover 3 new species.

14

Apr

New service creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNANow you can see your baby before it’s conceived by virtually mixing the DNA of you and your partner.

New service creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA
Now you can see your baby before it’s conceived by virtually mixing the DNA of you and your partner.

03

Dec

Ancient humans had sex with mystery relativesAncient DNA research has revealed genetic links between modern humans and our extinct ancestors, including Neanderthals and the mysterious Denisovans.

Ancient humans had sex with mystery relatives
Ancient DNA research has revealed genetic links between modern humans and our extinct ancestors, including Neanderthals and the mysterious Denisovans.

29

Nov

Why the FDA told genetic testing company 23andMe to cease marketingThe company, partly funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sells home DNA kits that allow people to be tested for health risks and trace their ancestry.

Why the FDA told genetic testing company 23andMe to cease marketing
The company, partly funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sells home DNA kits that allow people to be tested for health risks and trace their ancestry.

26

Oct

Is key to face differences in ‘junk’ DNA?Researchers have discovered regions of noncoding DNA that may play major roles in developing the shapes of faces.

Is key to face differences in ‘junk’ DNA?
Researchers have discovered regions of noncoding DNA that may play major roles in developing the shapes of faces.

01

Oct

Antarctica’s salt-loving microbes swap DNADespite the gene exchanges, haloarchaea are able to maintain different species and have ‘co-evolved’ to avoid competition for resources.

Antarctica’s salt-loving microbes swap DNA
Despite the gene exchanges, haloarchaea are able to maintain different species and have ‘co-evolved’ to avoid competition for resources.