Hope for paralyzed people as mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again
Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers...
Being rich and successful is in your DNA
Scientists have found social mobility is partially written into our genes, which can make us high-flyers or high-earners. A study of more than 20,000 people in the UK, US and New Zealand found those with certain genetic variations earned more money, had better careers and got further in education. Regardless of which class they came…
Autism traits may be edited out in future using new techniques
Repetitive actions, which are common in children with autism could be stopped by changing the way the brain works, research shows.
Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution
Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?
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.
Low-calorie diet may slow ageing by 'rejuvenating biological clock'
Researchers have shown that in mice, adhering to a low-calorie diet can slow down the natural ageing process.
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.