DNA

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

El Salvador baby swapped at birth returns home

A British father and his wife speak of their heartbreak after being given the wrong baby by a hospital in El Salvador last year. Richard Cushworth and his Salvadoran wife Mercy are only now allowed to travel home to the US with their son Moses after DNA tests prove he had been swapped with another boy.

March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016

Oldest human genome sequence may rewrite human history

A 430,000-year-old human nuclear DNA, the oldest ever to be reconstructed and sequenced reveals Neanderthals in the making- signaling towards a possible need to rewrite our own origins.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

Scientists try to clone 12,000-year old cave lion DNA

Revolutionary new DNA techniques are making scientists hopeful in bringing back to life, a species of Ice Age cave lions that roamed the Earth 12,000 years ago.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Doppelgangers take DNA test to find out if they are related

Two twin strangers from Ireland – who never knew the other existed until two months ago – recently took a DNA test to find out if they were related.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

'Milestone' prostate cancer drug

The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a "milestone" trial by UK scientists.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Dogs 'can trace origins to Central Asia'

Today's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

First ‘in womb’ stem cell trial planned

The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Age of menopause 'controllers' found

Sections of DNA that control when women go through the menopause have been identified by scientists.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Hope for faster treatment of urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections can be treated more quickly using a new DNA sequencing device, according to research.