Tag Archives: DNA

ROOTED IN BRITAIN

I dont know how many of you have noticed the number of adverts appearing online, and on Television here in the UK, which encourage people to submit a sample of their DNA to an online database in order to discover their

JUST JUNK?

What if human DNA has been somehow ‘tampered’ with, at a genetic level for instance? And if so, why? The term ‘Junk DNA’ has been talked about by scientists, who still argue among themselves as to what purpose that 98%

GENOME UNKNOWN

Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA

A LOAD OF OLD PONY…

People following the unfolding ‘Horsemeat in the food chain’ story in the media this week, must have realised by now, as is usually the case these days, there is more to this than meets the eye. The more cynical of

WORLD ON A STRING

From cave paintings to cloud computing, man has sought out increasingly complex ways to store data. Now researchers have found that natures own hard drive DNA – can be synthesized to back up a world of knowledge in the information