Humans will be genetically modified for first time
Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy.A destructive blood disorder known as beta thalassaemia, which reduces the production of haemoglobin, could be cured using this therapy.
Why some Nigerians are ‘protected’ from cancer
Experts made the finding by analysing the human genome, looking for strings of genetic information that were out of place.This revealed an inheritance of markers from an unidentified human-like species, some of which may be of benefit to their descendants...
Early maternal care could influence children's genetic material, mental health as adults
Scientists have unlocked another piece of the nature versus nurture puzzle.Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, United States (U.S.), released a report saying that the way mothers treat their children influences their kids' Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material once they are adults.
DNA Features Mayorkun In New Single, "Adanma"
Mavin Records duo DNA drop their first single in 2018 titled Adanma featuring DMW superstar Mayorkun. The dynamic duo delivers playful and captivating lyrics as they promise their love to Adanma. Mayorkun delivers a catchy chorus that will get every "Adanma" falling in love. The duo are popular for the songs How Can and Queen which…
Scientists edit DNA in human embryos to create successful pregnancy
Gene editing human embryos is controversial as critics fear it could be used to create 'designer babies'. The embryos were donated by mothers at an IVF clinic.
Ethical concerns over designer babies
A pioneering technique to ‘fix’ an embryo’s faulty Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material was unveiled by scientists last week.In a world first, they used gene-editing to cut out DNA from a fertilised egg. The embryo then repaired itself, replacing the mutated material with healthy cells.
Scientists regrow organs, heal injuries with Nano chip pad
A small electric current then fires Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material into the skin cells, converting them into the specific building block cells of any other part of the body, such as arteries, or even organs like the heart.
Gene-editing success promises prevention for inherited diseases
Though gene-editing tools have the power to potentially cure a number of diseases, scientists have proceeded cautiously, in part to avoid introducing unintended mutations into the germ line (cells that become eggs or sperm).
Are you my surreal dad? Dali to be exhumed in paternity case
Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old who long worked as a psychic in Catalonia, says her mother had a relationship with the artist when she worked in Port Lligat, a tiny fishing hamlet where the painter lived for years.