Biochemistry

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Jan 3, 2018

DNA of an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

Sep 28, 2017

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Aug 17, 2017

People who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don't change their health habits

5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing

Aug 15, 2017

Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a ground-breaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells

How scientists redesign DNA codes

Jul 26, 2017

Scientists are redesigning the genetic code of yeast, aiming to produce strains that operate on custom-made DNA

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

Jul 26, 2017

Scientists are building yeast DNA from scratch, a stepping stone toward making new organisms

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Mar 23, 2017

New research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable

Human DNA tied mostly to single exodus from Africa long ago

Sep 21, 2016

New research suggests that the genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced almost completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent long ago

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