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Displaying items by tag: Genetics

Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:12

No joke: Ancient eggshells good source of DNA

Scientists have found that fossilized eggs, some thousands of years old, are excellent sources of DNA. The ancient eggs from the extinct emus of Australia, moas of New Zealand, and elephant birds of Madagascar are prime examples of how this new technique is able to retrieve DNA from the shells.

Published in Biology
Monday, 07 December 2009 19:28

Missing chunks of DNA may lead to obese children

According to a British report highlighted in the journal Nature, the lack of large, rare chromosomes could be the hereditary cause of severe early-onset obesity.

Published in Biology
Saturday, 02 May 2009 18:37

Male birth control pill closer with CATSPER1

A drug for male contraception is progressing a bit faster these days thanks to a gene called CATSPER1.

Published in Biology

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