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Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches

Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches

By Mike Fossum July 22, 2014

A new online dating site catering to sophisticated professionals called Singldout.com offers users the opportunity to submit their DNA to bolster their chances of finding a long-term match. Singldout has partnered with Instant Chemistry, a service that tests DNA for …

Amanda Knox Trial: Victim’s DNA Not on Kitchen Knife Amanda Knox Trial: Victim’s DNA Not on Kitchen Knife

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If you weren’t sure whether to believe in Amanda Knox’s innocence, a DNA test performed on the infamous kitchen knife may help to finally clear her name. Knox’s laywer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, is currently in Florence, Italy while the case …

Yeti May Be a Bear Descendant, States Scientist Yeti May Be a Bear Descendant, States Scientist

In Chill Out, Scooby Doo!, Scooby and the gang go to the Himalayas to help a French hunter find and kill the Yeti / Abominable Snowman. After many chases and hilarious antics, the Yeti is discovered to be not an …

Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood

Smithsonian Magazine just put out a blog that chronicles the strange journey of a fossilized mosquito with ancient blood still contained in its stomach, reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. The ancient mosquito was unearthed in Montana’s Glacier National …

Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction

So you just burglarized a home, and you’re a little winded because the sack you’ve stuffed with stolen goods is a little heavy from all that precious loot you’ve been carrying around. You’ve done your daily deed of contributing to …

Family Of Man Who Kidnapped Teen Demands Test Family Of Man Who Kidnapped Teen Demands Test

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Tragedy has gone from bad to worse for the Anderson family. After suffering the high-profile double murder and kidnapping case that gripped the nation, the same family is now in the midst of a potential paternity investigation. It seems that …

Kourtney Kardashian Releases DNA Test Kourtney Kardashian Releases DNA Test

Male model, Michael Girgenti, filed legal documents this month claiming that he is the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s oldest child, Mason Disick, and requested a DNA test to confirm it. “We have not seen the reported court filing, but we …

Cat DNA Reading Solves Homicide Case Cat DNA Reading Solves Homicide Case

A homicide in Britain has just been solved with cat DNA readings. The dismembered torso of David Guy was found wrapped in a curtain on a beach. The curtain covering the Hampshire resident had eight cat hairs on it. Those …

Rape Defendant Claims Unusual Defense Rape Defendant Claims Unusual Defense

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Today’s creativity in defense award goes to 20-year-old Marcelles Peter and his attorney, who are attempting to nullify DNA evidence by claiming that it was transferred by the wind. Peters is one of the six men charged in the gang …

Quadruple Helix DNA Spotted in Human Cells

It’s been nearly 60 years since the structure of DNA was found to be a double helix. Now, researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that “quadruple helix” DNA structures can also be found in the human genome. A …

Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered
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A new study has identified and “immune exchange” that allows disease-causing cells in patients with multiple sclerosis to move in and out of the brain. Researchers state that this exchange may be the key to better treatments and diagnostics in …

Scientists Dash Jurassic Park Hopes with DNA Study

Dinosaurs bit the dust around 65 million years ago, but pop-science has held that maybe, just maybe, some sort of DNA recovery could lead to a Jurassic Park-like scenario where dinos could once again roam the Earth. Whether or not …

Science Stores A Book Inside A DNA Strand
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It’s said that the printing press was one of the most influential inventions of all time. It made books cheaply available to everyone by reducing the printing process to a single machine instead of 10 monks sitting in a tower …

Science Proves (And Disproves) Spiderman
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Everybody loves superheroes because it lets us suspend our disbelief and wonder – could that really happen? In most cases, the answer is unfortunately no. There’s no way we could accrue the disposable income and rock hard body to become …

Amazon: Complete 1000 Genomes Project on the Cloud Amazon: Complete 1000 Genomes Project on the Cloud

Amazon has announced the complete 1000 Genomes Project is available on Amazon Web Services, giving scientists free and instant access to the world largest collection of human genetics. The availability of this wealth of information will accelerate disease research all …

DNA Origami Used to Fashion Cancer-Killer Nanobots DNA Origami Used to Fashion Cancer-Killer Nanobots
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Today researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School unveiled a DNA nanorobot that can seek out and destroy leukemia cells, by administering a therapeutic payload that causes malignancies to self-destruct, all while leaving healthy cells untouched. A technique …

Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code

Computer engineers may have just provided the medical community a new way of figuring out exactly how one of the three building blocks of life forms and functions. University of Central Florida Engineering Assistant Professor Shaojie Zhang used a complex …