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Adolf Hitler 'was high on heroin and injected with semen throughout Second World War'

Adolf Hitler was high on a heroin-like drug throughout the Second World War and injected with semen to boost his energy as his regime collapsed, …

World History

Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Anthropology
Data Science

Researchers Discover Extra DNA Base

Adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. How these four DNA bases are ordered determines the makeup of a genome. And now, researchers have discovered …

Genetics

Survival genes: Scientists find DNA mutations that helped Russians during Leningrad siege

Analysis of the genome structure of Leningrad siege survivors and their contemporaries has allowed Russian scientists to spot specific DNA mutations …

Rebooting the Human Genome - MIT Technology Review

The Human Genome Project was one of mankind’s greatest triumphs. But the official gene map that resulted in 2003, known as the “reference genome,” is …

Genetics

WHY BOTH SIDES ARE WRONG IN THE RACE DEBATE

Is race a biological reality? Or is it a social construction? It is a debate that shows no sign of being resolved. The more that we know of the …

Episodes of Eating Children in Ancient Greece, Ranked in Order of Unreasonableness

<i>by Summer Block Kumar</i><p><b>5.</b> If anyone has ever had a good reason to kill and serve their own child for dinner (they haven’t), Procne did (even though she …

Parenting

For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average …

Genetics

What Are Genetically Recoded Organisms?

Now, however, a team of scientists from several U.S. universities has found a way to make small, but fundamental changes within that cellular …

Genetics

Mammoth step forward? Scientists splice Woolly DNA into elephant cells

Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth …

RNA-Seq no longer required - a new machine learning-based model predicts gene expression as a consequence of epigenetic modification

<i>from Lung Cancer News Today by Patricia Silva</i><p>Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Hawaii created a model based on <b>epigenomics</b> …

Genetics

DNA of Storied Plant Provides Insight into the Evolution of Flowering Plants, Study Finds — Eberly College of Science

19 December 2013<p>The newly sequenced genome of the <i>Amborella</i> plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery" -- the question of why flowers suddenly …

Color Isn't Always About Sex, Study Finds

When it comes to birds, males—with their bright feathers, extra accessories, and impressive mating displays—tend to get all the attention. But for …

Tails Tell the Tale of Dinosaur Sex

Researchers think they have come up with a way to tell fossils of male dinosaurs from those of females—at least for some small feathered species. The …

Dinosaurs

10 Heartbreaking World War II Diary Entries Written By Everyday People

The terror and devastation faced by millions during World War II is essentially unimaginable. Perhaps the closest we can come is through the …