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A research team which includes a scientist from Flinders University has devised a means of analysing very small amounts of DNA to identify the origins of old ivory, a development that could be used to thwart international ivory poachers.

Published in Biology

The latest member of GPU vendor Nvidia's Jetson family of modules for embedded systems is the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier.

Published in Hardware

The human genome consists of seven billion DNA base pairs and it takes 100GB to represent the unique sequence for a person. Australian National University researchers have turned to the cloud to enable clinical applications.

Published in Health

A lot of attention is paid to making data accessible as quickly as possible, but that comes at a price. There are situations — typically driven by regulations — where it is necessary to store data beyond the period during which you expect to use it.

Set to provide “editorial services and rich metadata for over 150 TV channels in Finnish, English and Swedish” and more, for Finnish cable TV company DNA, Ericsson is masterful at media.

Published in Development
Monday, 03 May 2010 17:49

Scientists recreate mammoth blood

Based on DNA found in frozen bones of mammoth in Siberia, scientists have been able to recreate the main blood protein, haemoglobin and demonstrate how the animals could survive in the cold where humans could not.

Published in Biology
Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:12

No joke: Ancient eggshells good source of DNA

Scientists have found that fossilized eggs, some thousands of years old, are excellent sources of DNA. The ancient eggs from the extinct emus of Australia, moas of New Zealand, and elephant birds of Madagascar are prime examples of how this new technique is able to retrieve DNA from the shells.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 19:20

How to fake DNA

Israeli scientists can place YOUR DNA amongst the samples of a crime scene.  Are you guilty?

Published in Biology
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The gene known as HR has been discovered to be responsible for premature hair loss in families with congenital atrichia or MUHH. The discovery of this DNA mutation by Chinese researchers may one day help to find a cure for the disease and for baldness in general.

Published in Biology
Nicolaus Copernicus is considered the first scientist to have removed the Earth from the center of the solar system (universe at the time) and replaced it with the Sun. Now, 465 years later, forensic scientists confirm the location of Copernicus’ grave (and his remains) with hair DNA and computer reconstruction of his skull.

Published in Biology
The first complete DNA sequencing of a cancer genome was performed successfully at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The success could likely lead to more specialized diagnoses and treatments for cancers.

Published in Biology
A U.S. study has stated that men who sire children with many different women are primarily responsible for the wide genetic diversity seen around the world. As The Rolling Stones once stated, these men have gotten their "ya-ya's out!”

Published in Biology
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has announced that his digitalized DNA will fly to the International Space Station in October 2008 as a way to highlight the Archon X-PRIZE for Genomics, a project for promoting the sequencing of the human genome to better identify, treat, and prevent diseases.

Published in Space
Announced on Thursday, June 26, 2008, Mars, USDA, and IBM are joining forces to sequence and analyze the entire cocoa genome for increased profits, sustained supplies, and improved farming and production of chocolate.


Published in Biology
On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the genome of James Watson was published in the journal Nature. Watson co-discovered the twisted double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the substance that carries an organism’s genetic information.

Published in Biology
Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have created the first synthetic genome by working with Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest organism known to live on its own, with only 485 genes.           
Published in Biology

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