DNA Tag

Knowledge in the fields of genetics and genomics has increased exponentially in the past 50 years with rapid technological advances in our understanding of the human genome and genetic diseases. Advancements in drug discovery have provided therapies for rare diseases that previously were untreatable.             “Thank you everyone! This was a wonderful experience! –Sushmita G. LabRoots presented their...

Scientists have found people’s genes haven’t retained as many fragments of viral DNA as other mammals, maybe due in part to our adoption of tools in lieu of teeth during conquest. Thus, exposure to viruses lurking in the blood may have been lessened. This is not to say people don’t harbor bits of DNA from viruses...

The discovery of a 3,000 year-old human skeleton is proof that cancer is not a modern-day illness. Originally reported in the academic journal PLOS ONE, the discovery was made by a Durham University PhD student in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013. The most complete skeleton this old with metastatic cancer dates back to...