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Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance
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Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance

This new research is an attempt to address an imbalance in the genetic data available worldwide, most of which comes from people of European ancestry.

Gene-editing is
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Gene-editing is "not yet ready" to be tried safely and effectively in human embryos, says panel of experts

Genome editing on embryos should not be used to create a pregnancy unless it has been "clearly established" that the changes can be made without also making "undesired changes".

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.

COVID-19 origin: University of Calgary research shows SARS-CoV-2 may have been evolving slowly since 2013
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COVID-19 origin: University of Calgary research shows SARS-CoV-2 may have been evolving slowly since 2013

Scientists at the University of Calgary in Canada say that the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) may have been circulating amongst humans since at least 2013, though not the same variant that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic

Can your genes make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Researchers find strong link between severe COVID-19 symptoms and the human genome
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Can your genes make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Researchers find strong link between severe COVID-19 symptoms and the human genome

Can your genes make you more vulnerable to COVID-19? It has been about 6 months since the first case of COVID-19 showed up in Wuhan, China. Since then the scientific community has learnt a lot about this disease and its causative virus SARS-CoV-2.

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.

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.

Sharks can heal themselves, resist mutations in their genes thanks to evolution
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Sharks can heal themselves, resist mutations in their genes thanks to evolution

It could give scientists clues about how to combat cancer & age-related diseases that come from genetic mutations.

Early mammals, the ancestors of humans had powerful night-time vision
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Early mammals, the ancestors of humans had powerful night-time vision

The researchers examined those night-vision genes in many mammals and reptiles, including snakes, alligators, mice, platypuses and humans.

BlackBerry's first healthcare app allows viewing a genome on Passport phone
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BlackBerry's first healthcare app allows viewing a genome on Passport phone

The cancer genome browser on the BlackBerry Passport gives oncologists a tool to view individual genetic alternations in a disease and allows them to highlight relevant treatment options.

7000-year-old Human DNA found in Spain‎
Life

7000-year-old Human DNA found in Spain‎

Scientists claim to have collected the oldest fragment of the modern human genome from the bones of two 7,000-year-old cavemen unearthed in Spain.