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Cashing in on DNA: Race on to unlock value in genetic data
How much is your DNA worth? As millions of people pay for home tests to check on ancestry or health risks, genetic data is becoming an increasingly valuable resource for drug makers, triggering a race to create a DNA marketplace.
Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants
Canadian immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday.
Man killed in 9/11 attacks identified thanks to advances in DNA testing
Scott Michael Johnson is the 1,642nd person to be identified of the 2,753 people killed when two passenger jets destroyed the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York.
Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology
Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers, and soils. Through their respiration, they produce close to a quarter of the oxygen on Earth, nearly as much as the world's tropical forests. In addition to their ecological success across the planet, they have a number of remarkable properties.
US using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated
The US government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters.
Ancient DNA reveals prehistoric population of Southeast Asia
After analyzing ancient DNA samples, scientists now have a bit more clarity on how early humans first arrived in Southeast Asia.
Scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas — the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas — through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.
Noah’s Ark to become reality as scientists hope to save DNA of million of animals
Scientists are creating a modern-day Noah’s Ark which will see them store the DNA of millions of species on Earth in most ambitious project in the history of modern biology”.
Bodies of 10 victims onboard crashed Turkish jet identified
The bodies of 10 victims on board the Turkish business plane that crashed in western Iran were identified 24 hours after DNA tests.
Scientists make DNA into electric circuit
An American team has designed a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
New DNA wires 100 times more sensitive than other biosensors
Scientists in Sweden reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems —conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.
DNA story of when life first gave us lemons
All citrus fruits can trace their roots to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA evidence.
Here’s how cells rapidly stuff two meters of DNA into microscopic capsules
Scientists have figured out how cells quickly pack long chromosomes into compact, organized bundles — a key step before cells divide.
Baby girl’s 11,500-year-old DNA sign of whole new group of ancient Native Americans?
A new research has revealed that during the late Pleistocene epoch, some 20,000 years ago, the first group of Paleo-Indians with a distinct genetic makeup, now called Ancient Beringian, entered the present day Americas and persisted in Alaska for about the next thousands of years.
'Perfect' diet might be dictated by your DNA
The ‘perfect’ diet for you to lose weight could come down to your DNA, with small variations in genetics meaning eating habits that are healthy for others could cause you to pile on the pounds.

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