Category: DNA Sequencing

New “Toolkit” Could Help Repair Damaged DNA

March 18th, 2020
Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford discovered a new “toolkit” to repair damaged DNA that can lead to aging, cancer and motor neuron disease (MND). Tool to Repair Damaged DNA Research shows that a protein called TEX264, together wit… more »

Does DNA Determine “Handedness”?

September 25th, 2019
For the first time scientists have found four spots on DNA that might determine whether a person is left-handed. Left-handedness is a trait found in 10 percent of the population. New Study Scientists already know that genes play a role in determining… more »

How Much is Too Much Information on Newborn’s DNA?

January 16th, 2019
Every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genet… more »