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Tag: Genetic code

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Mysterious Reason Traced To Immune Fault

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, had been an enigma regarding its cause, with most researchers calling it a psychological illness. New research has now traced its origin to a disorder in the cell receptor system.

Public Health February 25, 2017

Analog DNA Circuit Performs Math Calculations In A Test Tube

Researchers have developed an analog DNA circuit that can add, subtract and multiply. It is slower compared with silicon-based circuits but may have potential uses in the field of medicine.

Material Science August 23, 2016

Peppered Moths Changed Their Colors With Industrial Revolution

What drives the colors in wings of butterflies and moths? New research reveals how these markings are made, answering a question that goes back more than 150 years.

Animals June 2, 2016

Four Genes Shape Human Noses, Researchers Discover

Noses of people worldwide are shaped by four genes, researchers have discovered. How can this discovery be used to unwrap mysteries in history as well as crime scenes?

May 20, 2016

UK Sets Up Rules for Three-Parent Babies to Be Born

Babies could soon be born from genetic material of three people, and the United Kingdom has now developed the first legal regulations in the world to regulate the practice.

Life December 17, 2014

Shyness, Antisocial Behavior are in the Genes

Shyness and antisocial behavior could be triggered by three gene variants, but how does environment affect personalty?

Life December 15, 2014

Chromosome Duplication Makes Giants

Researchers zero in on a gene that may cause gigantism, a condition causing abnormal growth in children. Duplication of a part of the X chromosome may be behind it, they say.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 4, 2014

DNA Surprises Scientists By Surviving Entry into Earth's Atmosphere

DNA shows its resilience, survives trip into space and a return through Earth's atmosphere on the exterior of a rocket. Researchers say the DNA was still genetically functional when recovered.

November 26, 2014

DNA-based electrical circuits are almost a thing of the present

Electrical circuits made from DNA have been a theoretical possibility - and never created - until now. What could this mean for the future of computing?

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2014

DNA tells us how man and Neanderthal met, mated and mixed

Neanderthals and humans met and interbred long ago, and the oldest human DNA ever sequenced could revel the history of human migrations.

Animals October 23, 2014

Addicted to coffee? You were born this way - it's genetic

Caffeine usage and uptake is controlled by genes, a new metastudy reveals, suggesting tolerance - and addiction - may be hereditary.

Life October 7, 2014

Europeans descended from three tribes: Study

European populations today descended from at least three tribes of ancient people, according to a new study from the Harvard Medical school.

September 18, 2014

Humans are more closely related to flies and worms than previously thought, genome studies suggest

Genomes of human, fruit flies and worms were compared in a trio of studies, showing the species are not as different as once believed.

August 28, 2014

Transgender algae help scientists crack mystery of evolutionary origin of male and female sexes

Gender and sex only developed in the last billion years, and now we may know how that change occurred.

Animals July 10, 2014

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