El Salvador baby swap family return home after nine-month wait

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

First 'in womb' stem cell trial to begin

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

First ancient African genome solves migration mystery

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.

Age of menopause 'controllers' found

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

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

Russia to bury last tsar's heir and daughter next month

Russia plans to finally bury the remains of Tsar Nicholas II's son and heir Alexei and daughter Maria alongside their family in Saint Petersburg.

September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015

Outrage after Mumbai meat ban

A temporary ban on the sale of meat in India's financial capital Mumbai has outraged people.

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

All of world’s data can fit on teaspoon size DNA hard drive

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology found a way to encode data onto DNA—the very same stuff that all living beings’ genetic information is stored on—that could survive for millennia

April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015

Short people at greater risk for heart disease: study

The shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems, a team at the University of Leicester says.

March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015

Germanwings crash: 78 DNA strands isolated

Five days after Germanwings flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 on board, investigators say they have isolated 78 DNA strands.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Get DNA test done by FBI, court tells Avijit murder investigators

A Dhaka court today ordered the Detective Branch (DB) of police to get a DNA test of the Avijit Roy murder evidence done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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