Sunday, February 25, 2024

DNA

Fresh look at DNA from Oetzi the Iceman traces his roots to Turkey

Oetzi the Iceman has a new look. Decades after the famous glacier mummy was discovered in the Italian Alps, scientists have dug back into his DNA to paint a better picture of the ancient hunter. They determined that Oetzi was...

Assam should use DNA profiling to identify B’deshi infiltrators: Togadia

Pravin Togadia, President of Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad, a right-wing outfit, Wednesday held a minority community responsible for India overtaking China as the world’s most populous nation.Togadia, who is also the former International working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad,...

Human waste in water tank case: DNA samples of 11 people to be collected today

DNA samples of 11 people will be collected on Tuesday in connection with the Vengavayil case in which human feces were found dumped in a water tank that supplies drinking water to a Dalit colony. According to sources, the DNA...

Planting trees should be in our DNA: Jackie Shroff on Earth Day

Veteran actor Jackie Shroff has cultivated a unique way of raising awareness about environmental issues -- wearing a spider plant as an accessory or gifting one to the host at a social gathering.From public events to weddings and even...

DNA footprints of ancient viruses may boost cancer treatment

Remnants of ancient retroviruses passed down in our DNA could be an effective target for antibodies against lung cancer, according to researchers. The early genetic clues could indicate where and when cancer cells might spread next, said researchers from the...

Secularism and tolerance are in India’s DNA: Naqvi

Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said religious and social harmony, secularism and tolerance are in India’s DNA and asserted that it is the only country where believers of almost all religions live peacefully.Addressing the “Samajik Samrasta...

Strict parenting may hard-wire depression risk into child’s DNA

Parents, take note. If you are very strict with your child, then you need to stop, as a new study has found that tough parenting can alter how the body reads the DNA of these children. The study, presented at...

US cops used newborn’s stored DNA to nab father in a 1996 crime

 In a worrisome trend, a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has claimed that the police used blood samples from new-born babies to fund DNA samples and probe crimes committed more than 25...

Scientists sequence DNA ofa man who died at Pompeii

When Mount Vesuvius erupted one summer morning in 79 AD, the Roman city of Pompeii — and most of its citizens — were frozen in time, buried beneath tons of volcanic ash. Since explorers rediscovered Pompeii in the 18th...

New snake species foundin high altitudes of Mizoram

Researchers from Developmental Biology & Herpetology Lab, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University, Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife, Amity University and Society for South-East Asian Herpetology, Germany have found a new species of snake Herpetoreas murlen from Murlen National...