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Know About the Harmful Metals in E-Cigarettes That Can Damage DNA

E-cigarette users are exposed to increased concentrations of potentially harmful levels of metals that are linked to elevated oxidative DNA damage, a new study...

Males Have Higher Risk of Suffering from Cancer: Study

DNA differences between men and women may explain why cancer risk is higher in males, according to a new study. In findings published in the...

Here’s how Sugar-Rich Diet can Affect Sperm Quality

Men please take note. If you want to preserve the quality of your sperm make sure you don't regularly eat a diet rich in...

Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Not Totally Linked to Genetics: Study

The colour of our eyes or the straightness of our hair is linked to our DNA, but the development of Alzheimer's disease isn't exclusively...

Genetic Variations Influence Risk of Developing Cancer: Study

Shedding new light on why some people develop cancer while others do not, a new study has found that a person's risk of developing...

DNA Changes May Trigger Cancer Along with Other Age-related Diseases

DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, says a research led by an...

DNA Sustains More Damage and Gets Fixed Less Often When Blood Sugar Levels are High

Researchers have found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar...

First Study to Test Gene-Editing Technique to Cure Inherited Form of Blindness to Start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to...

Scientists Find New Ways of Tracking Objects by Combining DNA of Dust Particles

Clothing, medicine and other items in one’s environment all have genetic markers, or fingerprints, that provide clues to where they came from, according to...

Novel Device by Microsoft Can Store Digital Info as DNA

Tech major Microsoft has successfully developed an end-to-end automated DNA storage device that can translate digital information into DNA and back to bits, the...

New Techniques Let Scientists Directly Study The DNA Codes

Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires — on average. That joke about a very...

DNA Can Get Changed Due To Heavy Drinking: Study

Are you a heavy drinker? Take note. Besides alcohol taking a toll on your health in many ways, it may also trigger a long-lasting...

Novel DNA Tool Can Help You Trace Your Origins to Vikings

Think, that your ancestors were Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites? A new DNA tool can help you trace your similarity to these ancient...

Novel Synthetic DNA Vaccines Safe To Use Against Ebola: Scientists

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the novel synthetic DNA vaccine is safe against Ebola virus and offers a long-term alternative to traditional vaccines. The team, from...

New DNA Tool to Predict People’s Height and Risk For Cancer

Researchers have developed a new DNA tool that uses machine learning to accurately predict people's height and assess their risk for serious illnesses such...

A Significant New Development In DNA Analysis Technology

Australian scientists have developed a novel test which can reveal the amount of DNA people shed, an advance that would help forensic examiners catch criminals. The test,...

CRISPR Gene Editing can Cause Risky Collateral DNA Damage: Study

The much celebrated CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought, scientists have warned. CRISPR/Cas9 is a type...

DNA Testing To Bring Together Separated Families

When kidnappers assaulted a woman on a Guatemala City street and ripped her infant daughter from her arms, DNA testing came to the rescue....

Scientists Unveil a Tool That Can Predict Eye, Hair and Skin Color From DNA Sample

Researchers have developed a novel web tool that can accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from even a small DNA sample, an advance...

Baby Turtle Turns Into a Male, Adding Fresh Dimensions to Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination Theory

Inching closer to cracking the 50-year-old puzzle of how temperature turns baby turtles male or female, researchers have uncovered a molecular link that connects...

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