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2006-03-15 00:10:00

A major project to collect DNA samples and medical data from 500,000 people was launched on Wednesday to study how genes, lifestyle and environment affect the risk of disease.

2006-01-21 10:03:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is keeping DNA records on 24,000 juveniles in a national crime-fighting database who have been neither cautioned or charged with any offence, the Home Office confirmed on Saturday.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.