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05

Aug

Could you be an unexpected genetic hero?A new project aims to find people who have genetic diseases but may not even realize it. Somehow, they overcame the disease, so what makes them resilient?

Could you be an unexpected genetic hero?
A new project aims to find people who have genetic diseases but may not even realize it. Somehow, they overcame the disease, so what makes them resilient?

27

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.

25

Jul

'The vast majority of our genome is junk': People use just 8.2 percent of their DNASlightly more than 1 percent of active human DNA codes for proteins that carry out most of the body’s biological functions.

'The vast majority of our genome is junk': People use just 8.2 percent of their DNA
Slightly more than 1 percent of active human DNA codes for proteins that carry out most of the body’s biological functions.

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.