Large Study Finds Our Genes Are Associated With Risk Behavior and Risk Tolerance

A large international team of scientists, including Jonathan Beauchamp, economist, and geneticist at the University of Toronto, has found that a person’s willingness to taking risk is associated with 124 genetic variants.... Read more »

Neanderthals Made Humans Resistant Against Flu, Hepatitis

Researchers at the Universities of Arizona and Stanford published a study in the journal Cell, according to which the breeding of early humans with Neanderthals resulted in creating offspring resistant to dangerous... Read more »

DNA Modifications Could have Dangerous Side Effects in the Future

DNA modification is one of the most important discoveries in modern science. Genetic editing technique CRISPR has shown so far that it has the potential to treat the most difficult conditions, but... Read more »

Two Graduate Students Found a Way to Create New Genes ‘Overnight’

Two graduate students, Sebastian Palluk and Daniel Arlow, have created a way to synthesize DNA in a faster, cheaper and easier way. At the moment, creating a new gene is expensive and... Read more »

Are Octopuses Aliens? A New Study Says It Could Be Possible

Scientists have come up with a new theory based on data from different studies and biological information: Octopuses are aliens! It might sound weird at first, but then looking at the evidence,... Read more »

Tsimshian People’ Ancient Genomes Revealed New Facts About the Native Americans’ Evolution

As reported by Health Thoroughfare, studying the ancient genomes of the Tsimshian people revealed traces of their past, showing that almost 6,000 years ago, the population started to constantly decline. The study... Read more »

CRISPR Can Now Detect Diseases, Not Only Edit Genes

So far, CRISPR has been used to edit genes, but now it can also help diagnose patients. There are many tools that help doctors diagnose patients, but not all of them can... Read more »