DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study

Posted in Software on 15th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Never before has so much information been collected and storied on so many human hearts.

Modelling a suspects' face using DNA from crime scenes

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

But can it work well enough to generate a reliable lead?

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.