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    HDFC VP Murder Case: ‘Will verify DNA of bloodstains found on Sarfaraz’s trousers’

    Mumbai: The NM Joshi Marg police have sought further police custody of the accused Sarfaraz Shaikh (20) for matching the DNA of the bloodstains found on the trousers of the accused Sarfaraz Shaikh with that of the slain Vice President of HDFC bank Siddharth Sanghavi. The investigators have stated that the trousers were washed by Sarfaraz after the murder. The police are also investigating the CCTV footage of the route Sarfaraz had

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    Bombay High Court convicts abusive man for raping his own minor daughter

    Mumbai: Observing that “truth must triumph,” the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently upheld conviction of a 46-year-old man for raping his own minor daughter. The HC upheld the conviction order which was solely based on the DNA reports since the prime witnesses including the victim and her mother had turned hostile, only to save their “sole breadwinner.”

  • 10 new cancer risk genes identified

    London: Using publicly available data, researchers have identified 10 new genes that are predisposed to ovarian and breast cancer among others, an advance that would contribute to improving cancer diagnoses and prevention in the future.

  • DNA testing being done on separated migrant children and parents at US border

    Washington: DNA tests are being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their immigrant parents at the US border, a top official said. “The safety and security is paramount and that it is not uncommon for children to be trafficked or smuggled by those claiming to be parents. To our knowledge this is a cheek swab and is being done to expedite parental verification and ensuring reunification with

  • Green tea, red wine could help treat genetic diseases

    Jerusalem: Compounds in green tea and in red wine may help block the formation of toxic molecules that cause severe developmental and mental disorders, and may help treat certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases, a study has found. Most people with inherited metabolic disorders are born with a defective gene that results in a critical enzyme deficiency.

  • Nick Jonas to return to India with Priyanka Chopra in July?

    After meeting at the 2017 Met Gala, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ romance has been the constant talk of the town. Bollywood and Hollywood cannot seem to stop gushing over the new ‘It’ couple.

  • Keeping Dalits at lowest rung in BJP DNA: Rahul

    Congress President’s mischievous tweet is nothing but his resentment at Modi’s background as belonging to lower section of society, retorts BJP.

  • TEDx Gateway 2018: Microorganisms are source of our solutions, not problems, says microbiologist Dr Anne Madden

    Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: Tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes — we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them — but according to microbiologist Dr Anne Madden, they are sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren’t gross — they are the future.

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    Oprah Winfrey rules out 2020 US Presidential bid

    Washington D.C.: Oprah Winfrey made it very clear that she will not run in the 2020 United States presidential election, as she does not “have the DNA” for the same. The talk show host, however, was widely touted as a potential candidate for the Democratic party in the hope that her celebrity brand could rival Donald Trump’s appeal.

  • Vajpayee and Modi have similar DNA: Minister Harsh Vardhan

    New Delhi: Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said both have a similar “DNA” and share a passion for scientific research.

  • Mumbai: State’s forensic labs to get rapid DNA testing kits

    Mumbai: Soon, Maharashtra forensic science laboratories would be getting a new ‘RapidHIT system’ which would detect the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) samples within two hours or less. The officials said that proposal has been sent to the state government regarding this machine, as it will help the police tackle sexual assault cases and identify mangled dead bodies in an effective manner, which is not time-consuming.

  • Bhopal: Rape accused acquitted on basis of DNA test report

    BHOPAL : A 45-year-old man was acquitted of rape charges by the district court, Bhopal after three years of trial on the basis of DNA test on Thursday here. The counsel of the acquitted claimed that it was a first of its kind case in which a rape accused got acquitted on the basis of DNA test report.

  • Kid’s reading abilities can be gauged by DNA

    London: Reading ability of kids throughout school years can be predicted from their DNA alone, say scientists who have developed a new genetic scoring technique. The scores could one day be used to identify and tackle reading difficulties early, rather than waiting until children develop these problems at school, researchers said.

  • Youngest father at 12 in Kerala

    Kochi : A shocking incident has come to light wherein it has been found that a 12-year-old boy has become the youngest father.

  • A new hope for Sickle Cell disease patients

    London: In a world-first, doctors have successfully reversed sickle cell disease in a French teenager using a pioneering treatment to alter his DNA, offering new hope to millions of people with the deadly blood disorder.

  • Soon, DNA computer to provide ‘smart drugs’

    London : Scientists have developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood, paving the way for smart drugs for better delivery of medication for conditions such as rheumatism and Crohn’s disease, with fewer side effects and at lower cost.

  • Surrogate chickens to the rescue

    London : Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed by researchers for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds using new gene-editing techniques. The advance could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improve production of commercial hens, researchers said.

  • A faulty gene is the cause of dwarfism

    London: A specific gene that plays a crucial role in ensuring DNA is copied correctly when cells divide and grow can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism, says a study. “This research sheds new light on the mechanisms underlying DNA replication, and the effect on human health when this process goes wrong,” said Grant Stewart from University of Birmingham in Britain.