Genetics


DNA could Replace Hard Drives for Storage

DNA could Replace Hard Drives for Storage

Scientists are trying to determine if DNA could be used to store data....

Aug 18 2015, 5:34am CDT

Google Genomics Adds MIT and Harvard's Genome Analysis Toolkit

Google Genomics Adds MIT and Harvard's Genome Analysis Toolkit

Google has partnered with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard School to launch Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) as an online s...

Jun 24 2015, 7:11am CDT

Kennewick Man Mystery Solved

Kennewick Man Mystery Solved

An 8,500-year-old skeleton has been the focus of a bitter dispute between Native Americans and American scientists -- new study...

Jun 20 2015, 4:47am CDT

Eurasian ancestors used Egypt to leave Africa

Eurasian ancestors used Egypt to leave Africa

A new study finds that Egyptians were the final stop for Eurasian ancestors on their quest to leave Africa. Data is supported b...

May 31 2015, 2:36pm CDT

Scientists reveal the first genetically modified embryo

Scientists reveal the first genetically modified embryo

The modification allows techniques that eliminate devastating genetic disorders like Parkinson's, Down syndrome or Sickle-...

Apr 23 2015, 8:52am CDT

UK becomes World's First Nation to condone Babies with Triple Genetic Parents

UK becomes World's First Nation to condone Babies with Triple Genetic Parents

The UK is the first such nation to condone babies with triple genetic parents....

Feb 25 2015, 7:02am CST

Applied DNA Sciences uses Plant DNA to Fight Counterfeiting

Applied DNA Sciences uses Plant DNA to Fight Counterfeiting

It could be the mother of all Good Housekeeping Seals of Approval. A Stony Brook, NY company called Applied DNA Sciences is now...

Mar 26 2014, 8:15am CDT

The Market For DNA-Sequncing-Based Down's Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion

The Market For DNA-Sequncing-Based Down's Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion

On Wednesday night the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that a new, DNA-sequencing based blood test pr...

Feb 28 2014, 12:26pm CST

Stone-Age Hunter Wisdom Tooth Reveals Blue Eyes And Dark, African Skin

Stone-Age Hunter Wisdom Tooth Reveals Blue Eyes And Dark, African Skin

A stone-age hunter’s wisdom tooth has revealed that he had an unusual mix of racial traits – dark, African skin, curly brown ha...

Jan 28 2014, 4:09am CST

2014: Start of the Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans?

2014: Start of the Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans?

By the middle of 2014, the possibility of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction...

Jan 27 2014, 6:35am CST

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine t...

Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST

Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance

Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance

When word came out that the FDA was shutting down the popular Silicon-valley based genetic testing service 23andme, public sent...

Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST

Why You Should Care About The Quest To Put DNA Barcodes On Every Species

Why You Should Care About The Quest To Put DNA Barcodes On Every Species

At first glance, the rather grandiose-sounding International Barcode of Life (IBOL) project seems an arcane scientific exercise...

Jan 6 2014, 4:36pm CST

Scientists in Japan and Russia Could Play Jurassic Park

Scientists in Japan and Russia Could Play Jurassic Park

Cloning mammoths FTW!...

Dec 5 2011, 5:12pm CST

Walgreens To Sell DNA Test Kits

Walgreens To Sell DNA Test Kits

Yep, we're definitely living in the future. Walgreens is about to start selling home genetics testing kits from Pathway Genomic...

May 12 2010, 11:45am CDT

IBM: DNA Sequencing For Under $1000?

IBM: DNA Sequencing For Under $1000?

DNA sequencing (what they had to do with the dino DNA in Jurassic Park before they could 'fill in the gaps' and clone them) is...

Oct 8 2009, 11:49am CDT

IBM Unveils DNA Scaffolding; DNA Origami To Make Chips More Powerful

IBM Unveils DNA Scaffolding; DNA Origami To Make Chips More Powerful

Today, scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology announced DNA Scaffolding for building tiny circui...

Aug 17 2009, 1:49am CDT

Genetically modified cloned Cat glows in the Dark

Genetically modified cloned Cat glows in the Dark

Korean cloning researchers are showing off again. This time they apparently succeed in cloning cats with modified genes. The...

Dec 13 2007, 2:00am CST

Geneportrait - Art Made from Your DNA

Geneportrait - Art Made from Your DNA

Geneportrait is a perfect fusion of science and art. Art made from your unique DNA, or in other words personalized genetic port...

May 3 2006, 8:33am CDT

The World's First Home DNA Sampling Kit

The World's First Home DNA Sampling Kit

UK based CatGee offers the first do-it-yourself DNA sampling kit. The kit includes special paper that keeps the DNA for an e...

Nov 4 2002, 9:01am EST