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Whole Genome Sequencing

In the not-so-distant future, whole genome sequencing — determining your entire unique DNA makeup in the laboratory — will be as routine as X-rays …

Still Trying To Identify War Victims, Vietnam Upgrades DNA Testing Centers

New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people<p>Four decades after the war, Vietnam is still working to identify its dead. But so far it’s lacked the sophisticated scientific tools to do so effectively. Now the country is getting a technological upgrade in order to better …

Genetics

Dec 11, Reuniting Taken Children thru DNA Testing

Learn how new DNA databases can reunite taken children with their biological families.

DNA

Seven decades after Pearl Harbor, DNA testing used to identify remains

Monday marks the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in which 2,403 Americans were killed.<p>It was 7.45am on the morning of December 7, 1941, and the band had assembled on the deck of the USS Oklahoma to play the morning colours.<p>Suddenly, the once-tranquil skies overhead were …

Tumor DNA Testing Can Improve Lynch Syndrome Detection Rejects Age Limitations on Testing

<b>COLUMBUS, Ohio</b> -- New research from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove …

DNA Retrieved from 1,000-year-old Vikings

Strands of 1,000-year-old DNA from 10 Viking skeletons have been retrieved, a team of scientists claims.<p>If true, the achievement would be notable, …

Genetics rewrites story of fish species trapped in single hole

DNA work shows Devils Hole pupfish might have occasionally mingled with relatives.<p>A tiny fish species that is trapped in a hole in the desert in one …

Scientists find DNA of first-ever bubonic plague, warn of new outbreaks

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of …

Male mice bred without Y chromosomes

This little white mouse may look ordinary, but he's actually the first male mouse bred with no trace of a Y chromosome. And, despite this lack of Y …

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Consider these facts, culled from writings here:<p>You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.<br>• You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.<br>• You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you are a …

Genealogy

The Campbell's Soup Company Supports Mandatory GMO Labeling

There’s a lot to be said about being small and mighty....<p>Regardless of our age, there are some questions about getting...<p>Made Safe released our …

New DNA test makes it easier to pinpoint identical twin responsible for a crime

DNA profiling (or genetic fingerprinting) has proved to be a revolutionary tool for forensic investigators as a means to identify potential suspects, …

Genetics: Other players influence inherited traits besides DNA

Changes made to the protein spools that surround chromosomes are passed down generations, proving that inherited traits are decided by more than just …