Health  /  Published 27.07.20

Neanderthal DNA link increases risk of Covid

A stretch of DNA linked to Covid-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of seve...
By Carl Zimmer in

India  /  Published 07.09.19

Rakhigarhi DNA does not contain 'Aryan’ genetic trace

A much awaited study on the genetic make-up of the Indus Valley civilization has said that the inhabitants were devoid of any ancestry from the steppe-pastoralists, or Aryans, who invaded South Asia f...
By in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.18

Data in your DNA

By Atanu Biswas in

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.02.20

DNA test for baby

Police on Saturday collected blood samples from the baby found in a jungle in Ghurabandha, 80km from here, on September 6 last year, as well as from a couple who maybe her parents, for a DNA test. Sak...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 14.03.19

Ethiopia mourners storm out of meet

Families of some of the 157 victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 stormed out of a meeting with the airline on Thursday, complaining they were not being given timely information, as others paid the...
By Reuters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.20

Privacy and hunt for the code

The DNA technology (use and application) regulation bill and the personal data protection bill are under consideration by two separate parliamentary committees. It is necessary to discuss the nature o...
By Mandira Narain and Nupur Chowdhury in

Health  /  Published 30.10.18

The trick to ageing gracefully

India has one of the youngest retirement ages: 58-60 for most people and 65 for judges. This means that many active, intelligent people spend 15-20 productive years idly. This causes physical and ment...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Science  /  Published 23.06.19

Life, made in a lab

Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form of life, experts said, and a milestone in the field of synthetic biology.Researchers at the Medical Re...
By Carl Zimmer/ New York Times News Service in

North East  /  Published 24.02.19

Skulls & bones in Mizoram mystery

The discovery of two skulls at a construction site in a village in Muallungthu, over 20km from Mizoram capital Aizawl, has left experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Birbal Sahni I...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

Science  /  Published 29.03.20

The human DNA is littered with fossils of viruses past that attacked us. And lost

English naturalist Charles Robert Darwin’s seminal book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection went to press in 1859. That was 40 years before the “concept of viruses” was introd...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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