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  1. News - China - GENETICS

    Tibetans are genetic mix of Sherpas and Han, US study claims

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 05:00pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Tibetans 'a mix of Sherpas and Han' The genetic make-up of Tibetans is likely the result of a mix of Nepali Sherpas and Han Chinese, according ... Tibetans are so well adapted to life above 4,000 metres. Anna Di Rienzo, professor of human genetics at the university and one of the authors of the study, said: "Modern Tibetans appear ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Add Siberians to the mix: European ancestry more tangled than thought

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Uncovering Siberian ancestry of Europeans The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated than previously thought. Ancient people from Siberia who were related ... Their study, published in the journal Nature, is the latest to use sophisticated genetic research to clarify the ancestry of modern populations. Experts had thought today's Europeans descended ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Biotech firms fear US court's DNA ruling

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of natural DNA patent protection could hurt biotech companies, but specialists said it left enough safeguards for the industry to keep innovating. The court ruled that Myriad Genetics, which sells expensive tests for the genetic markers for cancer, could not claim patents on the DNA it identified in the 1990s to develop the tests. Some critics said the ruling would inhibit other companies ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by LA TIMES

    ... of genetic material packaged not in the nucleus of a cell, but in the small cellular power plants called mitochondria, which convert energy from food into cellular fuel. The researchers conducted ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Study finds single bloodline among self-claimed Confucius descendants

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Confucius kin claimants 'have single bloodline' A research team at Fudan University in Shanghai says it has found genetic evidence to prove that most of the people who claim to be descendants of the ancient sage Confucius come from a single bloodline. Han Sheng, a professor of history involved in the project, said the researchers came ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Gene breakthrough brings cure for jet lag closer- but treatment still years off

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Researcher says treatment would allow air passengers to adapt to new time zones 'far more quickly', but cure for jet lag is still some way off Breakthrough brings pill for jet lag closer Dr Stuart Peirson found himself in the medi ...



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