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New system for human genome editing discovered

Scientists have identified a new CRISPR system for human genome editing with potential to increase power and precision of genome engineering.

Scientists unveil map of ''epigenome,'' a second genetic code

Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information and the challenges of interpreting it.

Scientists make first systematic comparison between mouse and human at genomic level

A team of scientists have made the first systematic comparison between the mouse and human at the genomic level.

Never-before-seen human genome variations uncovered

Using a new genome sequencing technology, researchers have uncovered thousands of never-before-seen genetic variants in the human genome.

Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago

Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a man's thigh bone found in Siberia.

Now, blood test can help detect risk of Atrial fibrillation, stroke

A new study has revealed that a blood test can help in detecting the risk of Atrial fibrillation and stroke among the people who are genetically predisposed to the development of the problem.

Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveal new research.

How DNA is `edited` to correct genetic diseases

Researchers have taken a major step forward understanding how enzymes `edit` genes, which has paved the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.

New hope for breast cancer sufferers

Scientists have found that mice lacking one copy of a gene called CTCF have a normal DNA methylation and are markedly predisposed to cancer, which can provide new hope for breast cancer.

Down`s chromosome cause genome-wide disruption

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

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

Scientist developing `biological fax machine` to copy Martian life

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

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

Happiness does wonders to your genes

Scientists have found that different types of happiness have different effects on the human genome.

`Immunity may depend on your ethnicity`

Researchers have discovered that many of the genes that boost our immune system vary from person to person depending on their ethnicity, a finding that highlights the need for personalised medicines.

Discovery of `quadruple helix` DNA in human cells promises new therapies for cancer

Cambridge researchers including an Indian origin have revealed that four-stranded `quadruple helix` DNA structures - known as G-quadruplexes - also exist within the human genome.

Every human has 400 flaws on an average in their DNA

Every humans has 400 flaws on an average in their DNA, geneticists say.

New map reveals how 80% of human genome works

Only about 1 percent of the human genome contains gene regions that code for proteins.

Why humans are more susceptible to cancer

Georgia Tech’s Soojin Yi found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, might contribute to phenotypic changes.

`Junk DNA is all that separates you from chimps`

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