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.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:07am
Investigators have found female DNA on a fragment from one of the two bombs used in the attack on the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, according to a US official briefed on the probe. The genetic material may have come from a number of sources and its discovery does not necessarily mean that additional people were involved beyond the two brothers suspected in the bombing, said the official.1 May 2013 - 3:08am
Woolly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania's dog-like "tigers" stalk their prey under the cover of night.28 Apr 2013 - 4:58am
One of the world's most popular aquarium fishes has joined the rat, the mouse, fruit fly and nematode worm in the roll call of creatures whose DNA has been sequenced to help fight disease among humans.21 Apr 2013 - 4:39am
A Hong Kong professor who was among the first to crack the DNA code of the H7N9 virus suspects poultry farms are the direct transmission route of the current outbreak and it has little to do with wild birds.9 Apr 2013 - 12:31pm
Hong Kong and Shanghai researchers have identified a genetic marker for diabetes in the Chinese population. The discovery is expected to lead to improvements in the treatment and prevention of the disease.27 Mar 2013 - 4:51am
The Government Laboratory received the body samples after 10pm on Saturday and announced confirmation of the victims' identities in Cairo at 5pm Hong Kong time yesterday - just hours after relatives paid a tearful pilgrimage to Luxor.4 Mar 2013 - 8:35am
The remains of Tianyuan Man consisted of more than 30 fragments, including lower jaw and leg bones, but no skull - not enough to tell how closely the ancient human related to present-day Chinese. Some palaeoanthropologists were not even sure the bones belonged to a male.17 Feb 2013 - 5:38am
Scientists in Britain have announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage that could fit the world's entire three billion terabytes of stored data into the palm of your hand.25 Jan 2013 - 3:04am
Present-day Asians and native Americans are descended from a group of people who were already in China 40,000 years ago, according to an analysis of fossil DNA published this week.24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am
The ease of access to online medical information has had a positive overall impact on the relationship between patients and doctors in Hong Kong, finds a survey of more than 100 physicians in the city.22 Jan 2013 - 9:05am
From landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350-million-mile journey, to the discovery of the world's most wanted subatomic particle, the top 10 scientific achievements of 2012 have been nominated by the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, showing the march of human knowledge in genetics, physics, cosmology, medicine and nanoscience.30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am
Is smoking a sin?
The First Commandment of the Bible states: "For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me ... "
Should we be cursed because of the sins of our forefathers until the third and fourth generations?25 Nov 2012 - 3:32am
Four jailed for murder of Italian peace activist18 Sep 2012 - 4:21am
Call it CSI: Singapore.
Unlike the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade in illegal timber now worth billions.21 Aug 2012 - 4:02am