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A Drug That Actually Reverses Ageing Will Start Human Trials In Less Than Six Months

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

None of us are getting any younger, but now a pill that reverses ageing could be on the shelves as soon as 2020 as researchers make a ‘revolutionary...

The World Is A Step Closer To Allowing Us To Edit The Genes Of Embryos

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

The world has moved a step closer to allowing scientists to edit the heritable genes of embryos, as a report has been published on the criteria that w...

How Trendy Quinoa Could Help Solve Food Shortages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the food du jour in trendy London restaurants, but quinoa could soon be set to shed its hipster image. A new study suggests the nutritious crop...

Scientists Create The First Organism Using Synthetic DNA

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

All life on Earth is created using the same instruction manual, whether you’re a human, otter or bacteria we all share the same DNA letters G, T, C ...

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

Smoking Actually Alters Your DNA, Permanently

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that smoking doesn’t just damage your body, it fundamentally alters it, right down to your DNA. In a study analysing thou...

Scientists Can Tell How Many Children You're Going To Have

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Ever wanted a more reliable way of finding out how many children you will end up having, rather than resorting to a crystal ball? Well now researchers...

This Is Why We Have Five-Fingered Hands

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have traced our fingers all the way back to our piscatorial ancestors in a new study which reveals why we have five digits on each hand. Re...

Smoking Leaves A Footprint On Your DNA, Even After You Quit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, but scientists have now revealed that smoking leaves a ‘footprint’ on your DNA that stays long...

So This Is How It Feels To Be A Proper Indian

Shihab S Joi | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

As if hailing from the Indian sub-continent wasn't exotic enough. My hate-affair with jazzing up one's ancestry began when I came to the UK in the mi...

NASA Is Sending A DNA Sequencer To The ISS And It Could Identify Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to deliver a number of important packages to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. The centrepiece is a handhel...

What If Your Child Had a Rare Chromosome Disorder?

Arti Patel | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Arti Patel

Imagine a scenario where that tiny little human life you created receives an earth shattering diagnosis. The doctors have no information about what it means or how it will affect your little one. Your family is left at the crossroads. You don't know where to go or who to turn to. What help will my child need? How can I get it? Where do I get information? Who can help me and my family? Why me, why us?

Scientists Have Built The World's Smallest Thermometer Out Of DNA

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair. The scientists at the University of Montreal t...

Scientists Have Been Given The Green Light To Start 'Editing' Human Embryos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have been given permission by the UK's fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. A very early stage human embryo seen thr...

70,000 NHS Patients Have Joined A Ground-Breaking British Project To Cure Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

Cancer patients have joined in the fight against rare diseases by signing up to the UK's ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project which could help scie...

Untapped Potential in the Health Tech Generation

Nick Hardiker | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Hardiker

Mobile devices and gadgets are now ubiquitous. According to Ofcom, at the beginning of 2015 in the UK, 93% of adults personally owned/used a mobile phone ‒ 66% of adults had a smartphone and 61% used their handset to access the Internet.

Why Is There Such a Scarcity of Female Science Professors?

Professor Louise Serpell | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Louise Serpell

The scarcity of female science professors is probably due to a combination of all the reasons above and others. It is essential, therefore, that we educate all academics about the equality of choice.

Risk Of Testicular Cancer May Be Determined By Your Parents' Genes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Genetics play a huge part in determining a man's risk of testicular cancer, a study has shown. Research suggests that almost half of the risk of de...

Why Keeping Our Meat Safe Is All About Trust

Paul Brannen | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

The horsemeat scandal knocked people's faith in the food they eat. One business here in the North East has always had high standards of meat traceability and is now leading the industry by using state of the art technology to deliver information on where our food actually comes from...

£125 DNA Test Company Brings Banned Test To UK

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

The company behind a controversial genetic test that claims to reveal your risk of cancer or Alzheimer's has defended its decision to launch in the U...

'Stranger' DNA From Madeleine McCann Holiday Apartment Could Be Re-Tested

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann hope to re-test “stranger” DNA from the flat she went missing from seven years ago....

Forget Designer Brands, the New Middle Class Are Gifting DNA Tests

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Two weeks later my results were in. They compared my unique DNA to billions of people all around the world to find the common strands that help define our ethnicity and where we are originally from.

Scientists Can Now 'Turn Off' Fear

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

A true phobia can have a crippling effect on someone's life - a fear of flying can stop people exploring the world or a fear of open spaces can confin...

One Million Brits 'Descended From Vikings'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Around one million Britons, or one in 33 men across the UK, can claim direct descent from Vikings, according to a new DNA study. Men from the far n...

The Double Helical Structure of DNA: Scientific Canon Today, but Iconoclastic at the Time

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Elizabeth Dzeng

On this day in 1953, James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced their discovery of the structure of DNA...