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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.

New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms
Health

New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms

As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and vitamin K biosynthesis, increased with age, suggesting the higher susceptibility of the elderly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus

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.

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

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?

Sex differences in the frequency, severity and treatment efficacy for many diseases, not just COVID-19, were pointed out long ago.

Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago
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Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago

The plume of the eruption punched more than 30 km into the sky and blanketed much of India and Africa in a layer of ash.

Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago
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Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago

Not much is known about this ghost population other than they seemed to diverge from the evolutionary line around 650,000 years ago.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Laboratories in China are mining DNA samples to map faces with help from the West
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Laboratories in China are mining DNA samples to map faces with help from the West

Uighurs and human rights groups have said authorities collected DNA samples, images of irises and other personal data during mandatory health checks.

Genetic links to human sexuality, but no single 'gay gene' found in huge study
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Genetic links to human sexuality, but no single 'gay gene' found in huge study

The study offers the clearest glimpse yet into the genetic underpinnings of same-sex sexual behavior.

500 species of fish can change their sex in response to their environment: Research
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500 species of fish can change their sex in response to their environment: Research

One male Bluehead wrasse protects a harem of females, if the male dies, the biggest female becomes male in 10 days.

Genes, obesity and hereditary traits play a role in tooth decay, gum disease: Study
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Genes, obesity and hereditary traits play a role in tooth decay, gum disease: Study

Genes that help form the teeth & jawbone, others with protective functions in saliva may be linked to tooth decay.

Genetic risk tests are widely available, they could be harmful and aren't always useful
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Genetic risk tests are widely available, they could be harmful and aren't always useful

New polygenic scores are calculated form hundreds and thousands of genetic markers from one's DNA

Why we dance: Studies increasingly indicate the reason is closely tied in with human evolution
Life

Why we dance: Studies increasingly indicate the reason is closely tied in with human evolution

Time and again, researchers are discovering the vital role played by bodily movement (such as in dance) not only in the evolution of the human species, but in the present-day social and psychological development of healthy individuals.

Brazil's genetically modified sugar cane and sugar shipped to China for approval
World

Brazil's genetically modified sugar cane and sugar shipped to China for approval

Brazil is trying to push their luck as China slows approval for import requests of genetically modified foods.

CRISPR snails: Tweaking a single gene in snails created mirror-image shell swirls
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CRISPR snails: Tweaking a single gene in snails created mirror-image shell swirls

Left-swirling snails have trouble hatching & finding mates, which isn't great news for their kind.

Using gene editing to create virus-resistant plants could backfire say researchers
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Using gene editing to create virus-resistant plants could backfire say researchers

In a weird turn of events, researchers created mutated viruses in plants instead of a virus resistant plant

Liquid blood, urine from 42,000-year-old extinct horse extracted by scientists
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Liquid blood, urine from 42,000-year-old extinct horse extracted by scientists

The body of the extinct horse species was found in perfect condition & scientists are hoping to clone it.

CRISPR will bring huge shifts to agriculture, food sectors in next 5 years says founder
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CRISPR will bring huge shifts to agriculture, food sectors in next 5 years says founder

Gene modification involves mix-and-match of genes between organisms, or even across species.

CRISPR used to treat two human cancer patients for the first time in UPenn study
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CRISPR used to treat two human cancer patients for the first time in UPenn study

CRISPR could cut out or replace different lengths of faulty DNA causing life-threating conditions.