Alcohol byproduct causes DNA mutations that might lead to cancer

An alcohol metabolite, acetaldehyde, caused significant DNA  alterations in mice stem cells.

Infant skeleton sheds new light on early Native American populations

Genome sequencing of infant found in Alaska reveals new Native American Population

Scientists turn DNA into virtually any 3D shape imaginable

The fist DNA benders!

Zipping genetic data in DNA could enable scientists to implant complex ‘programmes’ into cells

Scientists took inspiration from digital compression to ‘zip’ DNA.

A single ‘letter’ difference in their DNA made some whales huge, others sleek and predatory

That’s one really dramatic typo.

They’re everywhere on facebook, and now scientists have stored a GIF inside a living bacteria with the help of CRISPR

It’s the first time CRISPR was used to store and retrieve media from DNA.

No bones needed — researchers use DNA in soil to tell if humans were around

This can be a game changer.

Llama-like creature Darwin used to call the “strangest animal ever discovered” finally gets a family

“Imagine a camel without a hump, with feet like a slender rhino, and a head shaped like a saiga antelope.”

Where humans went, cats followed — the story of cat domestication started 9,000 years ago

From Egypt’s pyramids to Viking longboats, cats never left our side since we invented agriculture.

Scientists map out the bits of DNA damaged by smoking

The method can be used for any type of damage where the cell has to replace bits of DNA.

What is Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Inheritance

Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother, and there’s a lot we can learn starting from this basic fact.

Genetic ‘typos’ may be a more powerful driver of cancer in humans than environmental factors

Worrying.

Dental plaque shows what Neanderthals took as drugs

Neanderthals took the herbal equipment of aspirin and penicillin.

Operating system and a movie, among others, stored in DNA with no errors. The method can pack 215 petabytes of data in a single gram of DNA

A huge breakthrough might help solve our growing ‘big data’ storage problem.

For the first time, researchers create “semi-synthetic” life form with man-made DNA

Some of your bases are belong to us.

Chromosomes turn out to be half genes, half mysterious coating

That’s a lot of coat.

Smoking one pack a day causes your lung cells’ DNA to mutate 150 times every year

It’s not just your lungs either.

Ancient cave paintings and genetics help find the ‘Higgs bison’ missing link

Thanks to prehistoric humans and modern DNA tools, scientists have cracked a mystery of science.

Three-parent baby’s birth sparks debate among scientists, public, and officials alike

So far, the baby girl is happy and healthy.

Smoking damages DNA, altering more than 7,000 genes

Smoking is bad for your health, and that includes genes too.