Pentagon Warns Military Personnel Not to Use Home DNA Kits

NBC News is reporting that the Pentagon has told military personnel not to use home DNA testing kits. According to a memo NBC News obtained, “Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan and James Stewart, acting Under Secretary of…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Wind Carried Beer Can DNA to Used Condom, Claims Rape Defendant

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

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 Half-Life 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…

You May Soon Be Storing Books And Music In DNA

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…

Spiderman Faces His Greatest Foe Yet – Science

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…