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Baby with three genetic parents is born

Fertility doctors using a brand new technique to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver a baby with three genetic parents.

Fertility doctors using a brand new technique to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver a baby with three genetic parents.

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Najim Laachraoui identified as accomplice of Paris attackers

Najim Laachraoui has been identified as an accomplice of the Paris attackers who killed 130 people in a series of shootings and bombings last

Najim Laachraoui has been identified as an accomplice of the Paris attackers who killed 130 people in a series of shootings and bombings last

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British embryo research 'first step' to 'legalisation of GM babies'

British scientists have been given the green light to edit the genes of human embryos for research. A controversial technique will be used, that some

British scientists have been given the green light to edit the genes of human embryos for research. A controversial technique will be used, that some

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Ex-leftist German radicals' DNA found after failed robbery

Three members of Germany’s defunct radical leftist Red Army Faction carried out a failed armed robbery last year to finance their life on the run

Three members of Germany’s defunct radical leftist Red Army Faction carried out a failed armed robbery last year to finance their life on the run

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Work on DNA repair wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich

The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich

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Being gay is in a man's genes, says study

Fresh evidence has emerged to back up the idea male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Researchers looked at the DNA of 400 gay men and

Fresh evidence has emerged to back up the idea male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Researchers looked at the DNA of 400 gay men and

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Spanish caveman becomes geneticists blue-eyed boy

Spanish researchers have unearthed surprising new evidence about what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests carried out on the remains of a

Spanish researchers have unearthed surprising new evidence about what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests carried out on the remains of a

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Human DNA from 400,000 years ago discovered in Spain

Scientists have discovered a fossilised leg bone from an early 400,000-year-old human in the ‘Pit of Bones’ site in Spain and the bone’s DNA opens a

Scientists have discovered a fossilised leg bone from an early 400,000-year-old human in the ‘Pit of Bones’ site in Spain and the bone’s DNA opens a

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English king Richard III remains divisive from the grave

He was one of the most reviled and divisive kings in English history. And, more than 500 years since he was hacked to death on a British

He was one of the most reviled and divisive kings in English history. And, more than 500 years since he was hacked to death on a British

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'Boston Strangler' Alberto DeSalvo linked to victim by nephew's DNA

New DNA evidence has connected deceased felon Alberto DeSalvo with Mary Sullivan, the last victim of the so-called ‘Boston Strangler’. Samples

New DNA evidence has connected deceased felon Alberto DeSalvo with Mary Sullivan, the last victim of the so-called ‘Boston Strangler’. Samples

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King Albert of Belgium summoned to court in paternity case

A Belgian aristocrat is taking King Albert II of Belgium, Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Astrid and her own father to court in an attempt to prove

A Belgian aristocrat is taking King Albert II of Belgium, Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Astrid and her own father to court in an attempt to prove

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Human DNA cannot be patented US supreme court rules

In a unanimous ruling, the US supreme court says that human genes cannot be patented, as DNA is a product of nature. But the court said synthetically

In a unanimous ruling, the US supreme court says that human genes cannot be patented, as DNA is a product of nature. But the court said synthetically

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Richard III found

DNA tests on the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester in the UK last autumn show that the remains are indeed those of Richard III –

DNA tests on the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester in the UK last autumn show that the remains are indeed those of Richard III –

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New gadgetry that’s good for cops, bad for looters

Imagine that you’re a police officer in the midst of a riot. While you may be able to apprehend the offenders closest to you, you can see plenty of

Imagine that you’re a police officer in the midst of a riot. While you may be able to apprehend the offenders closest to you, you can see plenty of

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Scientists reveal mysteries of DNA

Scientists have published the most detailed analysis of DNA since the completion of the human genome project in 2003. The so called Encode

Scientists have published the most detailed analysis of DNA since the completion of the human genome project in 2003. The so called Encode

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Twin troubles: what is an epigenetic profile?

Twins have the same DNA but they do not always look identical. What makes them look and act differently are the differences to their epigenetic

Twins have the same DNA but they do not always look identical. What makes them look and act differently are the differences to their epigenetic

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Gene therapy gives hope to Parkinson's patients

A team of researchers at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital has been testing a new type of gene therapy against Parkinson’s disease on a group of

A team of researchers at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital has been testing a new type of gene therapy against Parkinson’s disease on a group of

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Wrongly convicted US man cleared after 25 years

A Texas man has walked free from prison after DNA tests suggested he is not guilty of committing a sexual assault for which he was convicted. Larry

A Texas man has walked free from prison after DNA tests suggested he is not guilty of committing a sexual assault for which he was convicted. Larry

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DNA tests on remains from Ceausescu grave

DNA tests are being carried out on the remains of two bodies taken from the graves of Romania’s former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his

DNA tests are being carried out on the remains of two bodies taken from the graves of Romania’s former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his

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Catholic Church cautious over synthetic cell

The world’s first synthetic living cell has brought a cautiously positive reaction from Catholic Church officials. But they have warned that the

The world’s first synthetic living cell has brought a cautiously positive reaction from Catholic Church officials. But they have warned that the

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Scientists hail artificial life breakthrough

Scientists in the US say they have made a major step towards creating artificial life. The researchers built their own genes to create life-like

Scientists in the US say they have made a major step towards creating artificial life. The researchers built their own genes to create life-like

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Court slams UK police over DNA bank

British police, who have one of the world’s largest DNA banks, have been told they cannot retain the details of people who have been arrested but not

British police, who have one of the world’s largest DNA banks, have been told they cannot retain the details of people who have been arrested but not