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Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff. We had the opportunity to listen to him speak in person at SXSW a few years ago, earlier in his …

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Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches

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 “biological compatibility” in an established, long-term relationship. Instant Chemistry mentions that while relationships grow, DNA remains constant – couples are …

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John Wayne Gacy: Still Clowning Around in Cold Cases

John Wayne Gacy was put to death almost 20 years ago. He had been convicted of the sexual assault and murder of 33 people, most of them teenagers and young men. He buried most of his victims in the crawl space of his house, some others in the yard, and the remaining ones he dumped in a nearby river. Gacy …

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Ancient Baby DNA Linked To Native Americans

A new development in the origin of the Native Americans has been unearthed recently in Livingston, Montana. In 1968, the skeletal remains of a male baby was discovered by construction workers in the northeastern part of the area, and numerous artifacts were also found buried along with it. Covered in red ochre, the body was accompanied by more than 100 …

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Fred Sanger: Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 95

The world lost one of the most noteworthy scientists ever. British Chemist, Fred Sanger died at age 95. Sanger was the only scientist to win two Nobel prizes in Chemistry, and one of four to win the Nobel Prize twice in any category. His first Nobel Prize was won in 1958, after Sanger made significant strides in the structure of …

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Watch a White Supremacist Find Out He’s Part African [VIDEO]

In news that sounds more like something you’d hear on April Fools’ Day, a white supremacist recently found out that he is part African. And guess what makes this story even better? The white supremacist in question is the guy who is trying to start a “whites only” town. This sounds like something from a Dave Chappelle skit, but it’s …

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

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 against Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito is once again being heard in an appeals court. In Italy, there …

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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 actual Yeti, but rather a stunt by Ming to get her crush to keep his radio station running. Unfortunately for …

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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 Park by a geology graduate student named Kurt Constenius, who picked it up during a fossil-hunting trip with his parents …

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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 society and making the world a better place so what better way to reward yourself with a bite to eat? …

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Family Of Man Who Kidnapped Teen Demands Test

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 this case has the knack of continually providing more questions than answers even in the breadth of insurmountable devastation for …

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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 are informed that this individual has been seeking to get paid to publish his ridiculous pleading,” Kourtney’s lawyer Todd Wilson …

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