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DNA Analysis Used To Trap Tree Thieves
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, British Columbia, DNA, trees, unauthorized loggers, old growth, thieves )

Dandelion
- 206 days ago - science.gc.ca
Timber is taken illegally from Crown land, private land and ecological reserves. Catching these unauthorized loggers red-handed as they harvest old-growth timber would be ideal and DNA can lead to convictions which will help to stop this from happening.
Cat Hair Helps to Convict Man of Murder
Science & Tech  (tags: investigation, interesting, crime, DNA, cat hair )

Giana
- 208 days ago - news.discovery.com
For the first time ever, mitochondrial DNA from shed cat hair was accepted as evidence in a U.S. legal proceeding and helped to convict a suspect of murder.
Mistaken Identity: 'Sea Anemone' Is Actually New Type of Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: American Museum of Natural History, animals, discovery, DNA, interesting, news, research, science )

Kayleen
- 339 days ago - foxnews.com
The new creature, with tentacles more than 6 feet long, isn't an anemone as previously thought but rather the first known organism in a new order of animals, according to researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Epigenetics 101: A Beginner's Guide to Explaining Everything
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, DNA, biology )

Freya
- 363 days ago - theguardian.com
The word 'epigenetics' is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?
Richard III's DNA Throws Up Infidelity Surprise
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Analysis, DNA, family tree, Richard III )

Ray
- 143 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree.
DNA Study Reveals Third Group of Ancient Ancestors of Modern Europeans
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, society, science, research, news, interesting, humans, ancient, environment, discovery, DNA, ancestors, europeans, hunter-gatherers, migrants, Eurasia )

Darren
- 218 days ago - theguardian.com
Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia
Changing Our DNA Through Mind Control?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, news, investigation, humans, health, environment, discovery, DNA, Mind Control, meditating, cancer, patients )

Darren
- 127 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A study finds meditating cancer patients are able to affect the makeup of their DNA
Russia Is Creating A 'Noah's Ark' With The DNA Of Every Creature That Ever Lived On Earth Read More: Http://Inhabitat.Com/Russi
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, animal kingdom, DNA, Russia, Arks, preservation )

Freya
- 113 days ago - businessinsider.com
Moscow State University just received Russia's largest-ever scientific grant in a bid to create a veritable "Noah's Ark" containing the DNA of every living and extinct creature on the planet.
Semi-Synthetic Organism: Scientists Create First Living Organism That Transmits Added Letters in DNA "Alphabet"
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Life, Artificial Life, Semi Synthetic, DNA, New Life Forms, Bacterium, GMO )

Brian
- 352 days ago - sciencedaily.com
"Scientists have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature; the bacterium's cells can replicate the unnatural DNA bases more or less normally..."
Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic--And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back
Science & Tech  (tags: passenger pigeon, martha, deextinction, DNA, animals, species, Iconic, scientists, science, biologists, environment, humans, research, study, technology )

Lone
- 236 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.
Woolly Mammoth Could Roam Again as Extinct DNA Merged With Elephant
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, concept, DNA, interesting, science, research, woolly mammoths )

Kathy
- 32 days ago - councilforresponsiblegenetics.org
A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant. Geneticists have studied DNA from mammoths which were preserved
Non-Coding RNA: Genetic Modification Anti-Science Groups Can't Protest
Science & Tech  (tags: Non-Coding RNA, Genetic Modification, Anti-GMOers, Anti-Science, Environment, Health, RNA, DNA, Proteins )

Brian
- 214 days ago - science20.com
"Modern genetic modification is protested by environmental groups and organic farmers. Organic farmers will spray Bt on their plants, while calling them organic food, yet the same food that expresses Bt naturally, like many plants do, is a Frankenfood."
DNA Laureate James Watson's Nobel Medal Sells for $4.1 Million
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, news, humans, discovery, DNA, Laureate, James Watson, Nobel Medal, sells, $4.1 Million, donmate, auction, research )

Darren
- 131 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Watson says he will donate some proceeds form the auction to support research
UK 1st Country to Allow Creation of Embryos From 3 People
Science & Tech  (tags: embryos, UK, 3 people, DNA )

Angie
- 58 days ago - msn.com
Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies.
   

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