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Wednesday, April 01, 2020



Why you should include kiwi in your diet

March 11, 2020 9:21 am

From immunity-booster to managing blood pressure, the fruit has various benefits that you should know about.

This tiny creature seemed extinct: DNA technology helped prove it wasn’t

February 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Scientists have described stoneflies as one of the most threatened insect groups, one that has experienced high extinction rates in recent decades.

Scientists find mysterious 'ghost' ancestry in West African DNA

February 16, 2020 6:55 pm

In a DNA study of the West Africans, scientists have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa.

Ancient DNA from West Africa adds to picture of humans' rise

January 24, 2020 1:16 pm

Researchers have found the first genetic material from West Africa. On Wednesday a team reported that they had recovered DNA from four individuals in Cameroon, dating back as far as 8,000 years.

DNA of 5700-year-old chewing gum recreates photo of woman who chewed it

December 22, 2019 12:26 pm

Researchers have different theories about the use of this "chewing gum" including its use as glue to make tools, to help in toothaches, to suppress hunger, or just for no specific purpose like today.

Ancient female's "chewing gum" reveals details about stone age people's diet: Study

December 18, 2019 5:18 pm

The study noted that Stylholm is one of the biggest Stone Age sites in Denmark.

Crispr takes its first steps in editing genes to fight cancer

November 13, 2019 4:41 pm

The test, meant to assess only safety, was a step toward the ultimate goal of editing genes to help a patient’s own immune system attack cancer. The editing was done by the DNA-snipping tool Crispr.

After 14 years, Zee Group's DNA downs shutters, to go digital now

October 09, 2019 3:32 pm

The Chandra family is going through financial difficulties as some its business bets have gone awry and the liquidity crisis made it difficult to refinance debt.

Japan approves mutant rat-human births to create animals with complete human organs

August 08, 2019 8:17 am

A Japanese researcher is set to become the first scientist to develop live animals that contain human organs. Hiromitsu Nakauchi plans to insert human stem cells into rats and then transfer the cells into other animals.

Explained: Why govt wants to bank DNA

June 26, 2019 8:46 am

Yet again, DNA Regulation Bill cleared for introduction in Parliament. Whose DNA will be stored, when is it supposed to be used for reference? What are the concerns, how is government addressing these?