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Killer whales and walruses more closely related to wolves than each other

New study shows how some animals ended up looking very similar yet share almost none of the same genetic mutations.

Scientists catalogue all human proteins

New protein catalogue will be key instrument in the development of new types of medicine.

New method reveals if you have too many genes

Scientists have developed an entirely new method of discovering dangerous changes in our genome.

Scientists stretch DNA with lasers

New experiment could lead to better DNA sequencing and understanding of fluid physics

Genetically low vitamin D concentrations cause premature death

A new Danish study indicates that gene variations, which are associated with low levels of vitamin D in the blood, can lead to premature death. It is not yet known whether dietary supplements can counteract this effect.

Fatty liver is the new threat to national health

A Danish scientist is scrutinising millions of Danish and American genes, looking for an explanation to why increasing number of people are afflicted with fatty liver.

Mutations in noncoding DNA also cause cancer

New discovery could lead to novel field of study within cancer research.

Biofuel breakthrough: scientists use GMO yeast to produce fuel

Gene manipulated yeast cells makes biofuel production faster and cheaper. It's big, says scientist.

How the wild rabbit was domesticated

Wild rabbits and domestic rabbits have more or less the same genes. According to a new study, when tame rabbits escape, natural selection ensures their survival in the wild.

Gigantic DNA-study reveals the rise and downfall of prehistoric Eskimos

In the largest study of ancient DNA from the Arctic, Danish scientists have mapped the story of the prehistoric people who lived in one of the harshest areas of the world.