Chromosomes

A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speed

A DNA machine with a high-speed arm could pave the way for nanoscale factories.

Molecular Biology

Two Jewish Orgs To Offer Genetics Screening Counseling For Newlyweds

Two companies that focus on supporting Jewish couples have partnered to offer genetic screening tests to newlyweds with at least one Jewish partner, …

Jewish Culture

Researchers recreate 200-year-old man’s genome using only DNA from his living relatives

Hans Jonatan was born in St. Croix more than 200 years ago in 1784. His mother Emilia Regina was a house slave on the island, which means Jonatan was …

DNA

Weird Sex: Tri-Sexual Worms Use Bizarre Genes to Help Them Survive

A type of roundworm are bending the rules of genetics, according to a paper published in December in <i>Current Biology</i>. These worms appear to be …

Biology

Should You Sell Your DNA on the Internet?

In October 2017, Vadim Pushkarev, a Moscow-based lawyer, uploaded his genetic code to a new service called Zenome that promised him more than just …

Molecular Biology

Counting chromosomes: Plant scientists solve a century-old mystery about reproduction

Counting is vital in nature. Counting chromosomes is something that most animals, plants and even single-celled organisms need to know how to do to …

Biology

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Molecular Biology

The DNA of Iceland's First Known Black Man, Recreated from His Living Descendants

Hans Jonatan, who escaped slavery in 1802, now has hundreds of relatives in the country.<p>Hans Jonatan was born into slavery on a Caribbean sugar plantation, and he died in a small Icelandic fishing village. In those intervening 43 years, he fought for the Danish Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, lost a …

Molecular Biology

Why did passenger pigeons die out?

In the 19th century, passenger pigeons were so numerous that hunters competed to shoot as many as possible. But the last passenger pigeon died in the …

Molecular Biology

New Images Of DNA Being Copied Could Help Scientists Treat Cancer

Scientists say they watched and took images of DNA being decoded and the new information about this process, which hands out instructions to the …

Molecular Biology

Genetic Discovery May Help Better Identify Children at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

NewsSix novel chromosomal regions identified by scientists will enable the discovery of more genes that cause the disease and more targets for …

Diabetes

Scientists Watch DNA Being Read In World First

This 'incredible' achievement could lead to 'new ways to tackle cancer'.<p>Scientists have unveiled some astonishing pictures of DNA code actually being …

Biology

Finnish researchers to create DNA database of 500,000 people for disease studies

The DNA samples of around 230,000 Finns have already been collected for use in earlier studies, but FinnGen researchers say they want to double the …

Finland

Is Illumina, Inc. a Buy in 2018?

This gene-sequencing stock soared in 2017. But can its momentum continue in the new year?<p>After a mediocre performance in 2015 and a miserable 2016,</b> …

Stocks

Watch a robot made of DNA swing its arm

DNA origami has been used to build many things on the nanoscale—miniscule doughnuts, teddy bears, even the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. But making a 3D shape is not the …

Robotics

Scientists Are Trying To Map Out The Marijuana Genome

The drive to bring cannabis cultivation up to speed with the sophisticated technologies employed by major agriculture companies has prompted …

Molecular Biology

A New Genetic Test Claims to Predict an Unborn Baby’s Hair Color and Taste in Food

A startup from Denver has created a genetic test that may allow potential parents to know a lot about who their future kid will be.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, …

DNA

Taking An Ancestry Test Could Make It Harder To Buy Life Insurance

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Genetic testing kits promise insights into your ancestry and could help you find long-lost relatives. But, federal …

DNA

Reality Check: How secure are at-home ancestry tests?

As the popularity of at-home DNA test kits grows, the federal government has a warning. The Federal Trade Commission advises people to remember this …

Molecular Biology

Trying To Determine If Two Males Are Related? The Y-STR Y Chromosome Test May Be Right For You!

Y-STR Testing can be the right option for you!<p>Y-STR, or Y-Chromosome testing is commonly used in ancestry cases where there are two males wanting to …

Molecular Biology

This DNA 'Robot' Arm Rotates Under Remote-Control

Researchers in Germany have developed a way to make simple, self-assembling DNA ‘robots’ that can rotate and function like latches. Combined, they can be used as nano-scale cargo carriers that respond to electromagnetic commands via remote control.<p>This work is part of the burgeoning field of DNA …

Molecular Biology

A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements

In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin. Scientists at EPFL show for the …

Biology

23andMe’s ancestry results ‘most confounding,’ new report says

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Silicon Valley ancestry-testing firm 23andMe claims to have DNA from more than 2 million consumers, and its spit tests for insights …

DNA

Genome of Man Who Died in 1827 Has Been Reverse-Engineered Without Any Remains

This Icelandic settler had an incredible story.<p>Hans Jonatan was born in the Caribbean in 1784, migrated to Iceland in 1802, and died in 1827 – and …

Molecular Biology

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a …

Molecular Biology

U.S. Doctors Plan to Treat Cancer Patients Using CRISPR - MIT Technology Review

The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ the DNA cutting technique in a bid to …

Cancer

Will You Donate Your DNA to the Government's Genetic Database?

The NIH says such a database could help doctors diagnose genetic diseases and save countless lives.<p>Genetic testing has a promising future, but the results are only as accurate as the data used to produce them. For example, ancestry data gleaned from your DNA might be wildly inaccurate if you hail …

DNA

Only Black Man in Early-1800s Iceland Left No Remains—But Now We Have His DNA

Re-creating a person’s DNA usually involves some sort of remains, like tissues, to use as a framework. However, a team of scientists have been able …

Molecular Biology

AncestryDNA

<b>AncestryDNA</b> is the genetic genealogy database service of myfamily.com (the owner of Ancestry.com). AncestryDNA offers an autosomal DNA test. The test …

Genealogy

Scientists DNA Tested Two Famous Mummies And Figured Out How They're Related

Ever since they were found buried together, the mummies of Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh have always been known as the “Two Brothers.” Over 3,800 years …

DNA