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Mundka tragedy: Bio samples of 26 people collected for DNA profiling, says Delhi Police
India

Mundka tragedy: Bio samples of 26 people collected for DNA profiling, says Delhi Police

A CCTV camera and router manufacturing and assembling company, in whose office the fire is suspected to have started, had been on the premises since 2017. Its owners: Harish and Vijay Goel, who are brothers, have already been arrested

DNA confirms man is Sitting Bull's great-grandson; first genetic evidence between historic figure and a living person found
World

DNA confirms man is Sitting Bull's great-grandson; first genetic evidence between historic figure and a living person found

The breakthrough was made possible by a new technique that can yield useful genetic information from a tiny or fragmented sample of ancient DNA

Power of evolution: Scientists are trying to answer why and how did our ancestors lose their tails
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Power of evolution: Scientists are trying to answer why and how did our ancestors lose their tails

Researchers have identified more than 30 genes involved in the development of tails in various species, from an iguana’s long whip to the stub on a Manx cat.

UK’s National Health Service starts world's largest trial of Galleri blood test
World

UK’s National Health Service starts world's largest trial of Galleri blood test

Pioneered by Grail Inc, the Galleri blood test can be used to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear

Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study
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Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study

Instead of carbon dating, these scientists used collagen to find out the real date of the bone fossils to determine the age,

First black-footed ferret cloned in an attempt to revive the endangered species
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First black-footed ferret cloned in an attempt to revive the endangered species

Elizabeth Ann and future clones of Willa will form a new line of black-footed ferrets that will remain in Fort Collins and there are no plans to release them into the wild.

Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old
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Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old

This mammoth DNA smashes the record for the oldest DNA ever sequenced, which was previously held by a roughly 700,000-year-old horse specimen.

Living Fossil: African coelacanth is not 65 mn years-old as evolution is evident in its genes
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Living Fossil: African coelacanth is not 65 mn years-old as evolution is evident in its genes

The fish went on to earn the moniker 'living fossil' because of its anatomy that resembled fossilised records.

Scientists discover new way to isolate high-quality quality sperm to help improve IVF success rate
Health

Scientists discover new way to isolate high-quality quality sperm to help improve IVF success rate

Acoustic waves are mechanical waves that occur when pressure travels through a medium -- either solid, liquid or gas.

Variation in ageing cells may determine your risk of developing age-related diseases, new study suggests
Health

Variation in ageing cells may determine your risk of developing age-related diseases, new study suggests

A group of researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan, said that cellular senescence, the process of arresting cell division, may be used to improve health, longevity and reduce the risk of developing age-related diseases

Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs
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Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs

The new capability to delete or replace long stretches of DNA could help researchers better understand disease conditions and ageing.

Hathras gangrape: Cops citing forensic report as gospel truth could end up perverting justice
India

Hathras gangrape: Cops citing forensic report as gospel truth could end up perverting justice

While medical and forensic evidence can help show how a crime may have occurred and identify the perpetrator, it is important to understand that they are riddled with limitations

People with Neanderthal DNA run a higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19
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People with Neanderthal DNA run a higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19

The potentially dangerous string of DNA is not evenly distributed today across the globe with some 16 percent of Europeans carrying it and the highest — 63 percent — found in Bangladesh.

Scientists discover small molecule that targets, destroys RNA sequence of virus that causes COVID-19
Health

Scientists discover small molecule that targets, destroys RNA sequence of virus that causes COVID-19

RNA is a molecule, which stands for ribonucleic acid and is similar to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) found in human cells.

Shopian encounter: DNA samples of 3 men killed by forces match with families from Rajouri, says J&K Police
India

Shopian encounter: DNA samples of 3 men killed by forces match with families from Rajouri, says J&K Police

The police had initiated an inquiry after social media reports indicated that the three men were labourers from Rajouri and had gone missing in Amshipura in Jammu and Kashmir

Preexisting drug used to treat bipolar disorder, hearing loss could prevent COVID-19 from spreading in human cells
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Preexisting drug used to treat bipolar disorder, hearing loss could prevent COVID-19 from spreading in human cells

Ebselen is a chemical compound with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, bactericidal, and cell-protective properties.

Scientists discover that 'competition' between mitochondrial DNA in a cell decides which variant prevails
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Scientists discover that 'competition' between mitochondrial DNA in a cell decides which variant prevails

The study shows that cells can analyze which mtDNA genome would be best suited for the metabolic needs of a specific cell type.

Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes
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Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes

The Neanderthal gene was found highest in Bangladeshi ancestry, with 63 percent of its population carrying at least one copy of the risk variant.

Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing
Health

Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing

Previous studies have shown that mutations (change in the structure) in the Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes in men can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers

It may be possible to genetically switch off aggressive breast cancer, new study suggests
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It may be possible to genetically switch off aggressive breast cancer, new study suggests

An animal study conducted in Tulane University in the US found a pair of genes, that if switched off, can stop the development of triple-negative breast cancer