Biochemistry

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Feb 11, 2019

DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with over a million dogs tested in little over a decade. DNA testing for dogs has surged in recent years, with more than 1 million dogs tested in little over a decade

Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

Jan 11, 2019

Research lab revokes honorary titles for Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson, who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views

Science fiction into reality: Nobel Prize honors laser work

Oct 2, 2018

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France win Nobel Prize in physics for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

Aug 13, 2018

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

Sage grouse DNA study maps crucial mating grounds in US West

Jun 5, 2018

A DNA study of sage grouse has revealed a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range

Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

May 31, 2018

Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

May 1, 2018

U.S. researchers are seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and health habits for science

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Apr 24, 2018

Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients

How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

Mar 14, 2018

Researchers are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find, giving patients a better shot at survival

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers say they're working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy

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