Friday, 17 August 2018

Tag Archives: dna

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness ‘monster DNA’

GLOSGOW: Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years – and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the mystery. Neil Gemmell has travelled from the University of Otago in New Zealand to ...

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip upside down

LONDON-This sounds like the plot for a disaster movie: an invisible magnetic force-field that defends life on Earth against killer rays from space goes awry. Blasts of radiation destroy our satellite communications and bring the world’s electricity supplies crashing down. Chaos reigns. Human cancer cases multiply as unshielded radiation from ...

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Sadiq Khan says Pakistan needs a helping hand to unlock potential

LAHORE: Terming Pakistan an emerging market in the world, London Mayor Sadiq Iman Khan on Wednesday said the country’s people needed a “helping hand” to unlock their potential. Speaking to an enthralled audience at the Alhamra Hall here, Khan stated that he is lobbying for greater visa ease for South-Asians. “After leaving the ...

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UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

LONDON: The blueprint for life – DNA – has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK. The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of life. Understanding what happens after a sperm fertilises an egg could lead to ...

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Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning’s DNA

NEW YORK: Around thirty three-dimensional portraits of Chelsea Manning, created using the DNA of the transgender U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for leaking classified data, will greet visitors at eye-level at an exhibition opening in New York City next month. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg based the portraits on a range of possible ...

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Parents of Charlie Gard prepare for fresh legal battle

LONDON: The judge hearing the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard has said it is “absurd” that a dispute over his head size is “undermining” the case. His parents’ lawyer told the High Court Charlie’s mother had regularly measured her son’s head and disagreed with the hospital’s measurements. Doctors have ...

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Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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