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Down`s chromosome cause genome-wide disruption

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 04:38

The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down`s syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study published Wednesday that surprised its authors.

Natural selection altered Europeans` skin over 5,000 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:35

Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation some 5,000 years ago, research shows.

Scientist developing `biological fax machine` to copy Martian life

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 11:55

A maverick scientist wants to detect Martian life and bring it back to Earth by using a device called a digital biological converter, or biological teleporter that he`s trying to build.

Soon, `3D printed` artificial organisms

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 18:40

Humans may soon be able to design and "print" synthetic organisms using the biological equivalent of a 3D printer, a leading scientist has predicted.

`Junk DNA is all that separates you from chimps`

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 18:27

Do you know what separates you from a chimpanzee? A tiny bit of "junk DNA", scientists say.