Tag: DNA

Man Gets Life in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Houston Boy

HOUSTON—A man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school in 2016. Andre Timothy Jackson had chosen state District Judge Denise Collins to sentence him instead of the jury that had found him guilty of murder on Tuesday in the death…


DNA Confirms Coyote That Attacked 2-Year-Old Is Dead

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—DNA from a coyote that bit a girl on Southern California’s Huntington Beach last week matched samples from one of two coyotes shot and killed following the attack, authorities said Monday. The 2-year-old child was hospitalized with bites to her head and face that were not considered life-threatening after she was attacked near…


18-Year-Old Boy Dies From Gene Therapy: Did We Open Pandora’s Box?

The creator of the gene edited babies He Jiankui was released from a Chinese prison recently. His research posed the grave concern of bioethics and lapse of supervision. Gene therapy was thought by many as a breakthrough in human medical history, while others believed it opened the Pandora’s box. The Tragic Death of an 18-Year-Old…


How Genetics Is Giving Way to a New Science of Life

Test your understanding of the living world with this simple question. What kind of biomolecule is found in all living organisms? If your answer is “DNA”, you are incorrect. The mistake is very forgiveable though. The standard English-language biology education casts DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) as the master molecule of life, coordinating and controlling most, if not all,…


No Documents to Support CDC’s Claims That COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Integrate Into DNA: Advocacy Group

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not rely on any documents for its claims that the COVID-19 vaccines do not alter or integrate into people’s genetic material, according to an advocacy group for vaccine and pharmaceutical safety and the right to informed consent. The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) filed a Freedom…


Why Food Is Actually Information: Studies Show Changes in microRNA

Food, a precondition for the possibility of life as we know it, is rarely appreciated for its true power. Far beyond its conventionally defined role as a source of energy and building blocks for the body-machine, new discoveries on the frontiers of science reveal that food is also a powerful source of information. We are…


Nobel Prize Winner: 5 Things That Speed up Aging, and 1 Anti-Aging Secret

How does modern medicine see the aging of the human body? Scientists have discovered telomeres function as a biological clock. Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, repeating sequences of non-coding DNA that protect chromosomes from damage, and get shorter every time a cell divides. We now know there are harmful thinking patterns that can actually…


Dr. Peter McCullough: Findings From Early COVID-19 Vaccine Studies Potentially Alarming

How safe are COVID-19 vaccines? Should everyone be taking them? Are people who get vaccines more likely to get COVID-19? Can genetic material in the vaccines be incorporated into the human genome? These are some of the unknown questions that researchers around the world are currently investigating. With more initial findings and hypotheses now released…


Illuminating the Dark Genome in the Fight Against Congenital Heart Disease

An Australian university researcher, investigating the relationship between a person’s genes and their propensity for heart disease, has been awarded an $8 million (US$5.8million) fellowship from the Snow Medical Research Foundation. University of New South Wales (UNSW) researcher, Emily Wong PhD, intends to illuminate the relationship between the ‘dark genome’—regions of a genome that are understood…


DNA Test Revolutionises Disease Diagnosis

Australian scientists have created a new DNA test that can identify more than 50 genetic diseases and could reduce wait time for diagnosis from years to days. The test has been developed at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, along with collaborators from the UK and Israel. Using a single DNA sample, usually…