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Research explains the role of the gene BRCA1 in DNA repair

Science Daily - ‎4 hours ago‎
The research, published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, explains how the gene encourages the attachment of the protein, ubiquitin, to other proteins and plays a vital role in DNA repair. Should the results be confirmed by further studies ...

Prince Philip's DNA may identify the last of the Romanovs

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
The DNA of the Duke of Edinburgh is being used by Russia to establish whether the remains of bodies are those of the Romanovs, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
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DNA test confirms Mansour's death

The Hindu - ‎4 hours ago‎
A DNA test has confirmed the death of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in the restive Balochistan province on May 21, Pakistan Today said.

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

Science Daily - ‎20 hours ago‎
Unlike traditional DNA origami, in which the structure is built up manually by hand, the algorithm starts with a simple, 3-D geometric representation of the final shape of the object, and then decides how it should be assembled from DNA, according to ...
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Ancient Phonecian DNA Reveals European Ancestry In North African Remains

Headlines & Global News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Dubbed the "Young Man of Byrsa," the genome was sequenced using DNA from remains from Carthage, North Africa and suggests maternal ancestry located on the North Mediterranean coast, most likely on the Iberian Peninsula.

Loughton car thief's crisp clue provides police with full DNA profile

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
A careless thief taunted by police for leaving his soft drink, tools and a balaclava at the scene of a crime has been identified through his DNA. The man dropped his bag when he was disturbed while trying to break into a car in Loughton, Essex, on 3 May.

Danish politicians want DNA tests for Syrian refugee wanting to be reunited with his 17 kids

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
“You really have to hope that the authorities will test the DNA of his children,” Liberal Party member Eva Kjer Hansen said, calling it “madness” that a refugee could be reunited with so many children, as cited by Esbjerg-based newspaper JydskeVestkysten.

Does the yeti exist? Scientists use DNA evidence in bid to solve mystery of the abominable snowman - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Now, a team of leading international scientists will use advanced DNA analysis to determine whether there is a rational explanation behind the theories.

With just one DNA testing lab in UP, rape case investigations left hanging for years

India Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Every year, hundreds of criminal cases get stuck in Uttar Pradesh due lack of adequate number of DNA testing labs in the state.

DNA tape recorder can trace the history of every cell in an organism

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎13 hours ago‎
Researchers have developed a DNA “tape recorder” that has the ability to trace the family history of every cell. This technique could be a breakthrough in understanding how millions of cells in a body all descend from a single egg.

New DNA evidence in Dana Bradley case 'hugely significant': cold case specialist - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Arntfield, who created and hosts the reality television series To Catch a Killer, said police can create an offender profile using the new DNA evidence and run it through an automated system every 24 hours. That system scans all convicted offenders in ...
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Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

New York Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In a study published on Friday, a team of geneticists sought evidence for this history in the DNA of living African-Americans.
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DNA and fingerprints of 50000 repeat teenage offenders deleted after software error by police - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The DNA and fingerprints of tens of thousands of repeat teenage offenders have been accidentally deleted by police. Alastair MacGregor QC, the Biometrics commissioner, said confusion about how long profiles should be held by the police led to the DNA ...

Coach: LSU QB Harris 'doesn't have that DNA' - ‎2 hours ago‎
He doesn't have that DNA. He's not confident enough." On the team: "LSU is as talented as anybody in the country.
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Comilla court orders CID to provide Tonu's DNA report

Prothom Alo (English) - ‎9 hours ago‎
In this case, DNA testing of samples found on Tonu's clothing were in fact carried out by the CID of its own accord, bypassing Dr Saha and the Medical Board formed at CMCH who were busy with a second autopsy.

DNA doubling on chromosome 22 shows strong ties to autism

Spectrum - ‎11 hours ago‎
Almost autism: Children with a duplication of DNA on chromosome 22 who do not have autism often show repetitive behaviors characteristic of the condition.
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This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

TechCrunch - ‎May 26, 2016‎
If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet - but who has the time to design and assemble it base by base? New research lets would-be DNA ...
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New DNA evidence 'breakthrough' in Dana Bradley murder case - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Further DNA testing is underway, police said in a news release issued Thursday. Bradley's stepfather Jeff Levitz told CBC News he is "pleased that time has enabled the investigation to proceed this far with new technology.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

BBC News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Researchers have invented a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in an organism. The technique is being hailed as a breakthrough in understanding how the trillions of complex cells in a body are descended from a single egg.

How Neanderthal DNA Helps Humanity

Quanta Magazine - ‎May 26, 2016‎
This motley mix of humans coexisted in Europe for at least 2,500 years, and we now know that they interbred, leaving a lasting legacy in our DNA. The DNA of non-Africans is made up of roughly 1 to 2 percent Neanderthal DNA, and some Asian and Oceanic ...