Tag Archives: DNA

Researchers Find Bits of Bubonic Plague on NY Subway

Researchers Find Bits of Bubonic Plague on NY Subway

  New York, United States – It is universally acknowledged that the New York subway is grubby. What may come as a shock is that it contains DNA fragments linked to ...

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Japan Orders Chicken Cull After Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan Orders Chicken Cull After Bird Flu Outbreak

  Tokyo, Japan – Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country. DNA tests confirmed ...

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Scientists See Mechanism for Spontaneous HIV ‘Cure’

Scientists See Mechanism for Spontaneous HIV ‘Cure’

  PARIS, November 4, 2014 (AFP) – French scientists claimed Tuesday to have found the genetic mechanism for a “spontaneous cure” in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for ...

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Scientists Stretch Haul of Height-Related Genes

Scientists Stretch Haul of Height-Related Genes

  PARIS, October 5, 2014 (AFP) – Scientists said Sunday they had pinpointed nearly 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in research that could ...

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Scientists Go Ga-Ga for Baby-Talk Gene

Scientists Go Ga-Ga for Baby-Talk Gene

  PARIS, September 16, 2014 (AFP) – Scientists said on Tuesday they had identified a gene that appears to play an important part in babies’ language development. A telltale stretch ...

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Gene Clues to Glaucoma Risk Factors

Gene Clues to Glaucoma Risk Factors

  PARIS, August 31, 2014 (AFP) – Scientists on Sunday said they had identified six genetic variants linked to glaucoma, a discovery that should help earlier diagnosis and better treatment ...

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Biotech Firm’s GM Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue in Brazil

Biotech Firm’s GM Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue in Brazil

  CAMPINAS, August 27, 2014 (AFP) – It’s a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making ...

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Chikungunya Test Vaccine Shows Promise: Makers

Chikungunya Test Vaccine Shows Promise: Makers

  PARIS, August 14, 2014 (AFP) – A candidate vaccine against the joint disease chikungunya, endemic to Africa and south Asia but moving north- and westward, showed promise by provoking ...

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Britain to Map 100,000 DNA Code Sequences

Britain to Map 100,000 DNA Code Sequences

  LONDON, July 31, 2014 (AFP) – British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic ...

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