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2008-03-14 00:30:00

A new study has revealed that nearly all of the Native Americans in the western hemisphere can be traced through DNA to six women whose descendants first immigrated from Asia 20,000 years ago.

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2008-02-05 12:00:00

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of serious hereditary diseases, British Scientists from Newcastle University have created ten test-tube human embryos, each containing the DNA from one man and two women.

2005-07-14 16:50:00

Delving deep into the molecular subtleties of a strain of mice engineered to age rapidly, scientists have found that an accumulation of genetic mutations prompts a cascade of programmed cell death that seems to underpin the aging process.

2005-06-16 22:40:00

A pilot study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in support of the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), has validated the measurement accuracy of new techniques that use mitochondrial DNA as an early indicator for certain types of cancer.

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2005-04-12 07:55:00

Researchers can now tell you why your legs get creakier and wearier as you get older -- it's the inevitable deterioration of the genetic material in the energy-producing centers of your muscle cells.


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  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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