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DNA as text? Researchers apply linguistics to biology

Ben-Gurion University researchers apply linguistics to the study of DNA replication.

DNA as text? Researchers apply linguistics to biology

World first: Top experts formulate international ethical code for ancient DNA research

As the field of ancient DNA research expands, experts formulate international ethical code to guide researchers in their work.

Experts formulate int'l ethical code for ancient DNA research

Report: Mossad took DNA samples to find Ron Arad

Arabic media reports Mossad operated twice in Lebanon and Syria, took DNA from body to determine it if was missing Israeli navigator.

Report: Mossad took DNA samples to find Ron Arad

A binding and unchangeable covenant.

Within the Jewish soul, as part of our DNA so to speak, no matter how far we have strayed, we know that we are a covenantal people,

A binding and unchangeable covenant.

'Existential threat': China harvesting DNA to attack the US?

Rep. Darrell Issa says the US must take the fight to the 'Evil Empire' lest China 'hangs us with the rope we sold them.'

'Existential threat': China harvesting DNA to attack the US?player

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes ‘anti-vax’ stance in violation of own policy

Zuckerberg: 'I share some caution on this, because we just don't know the long-term side effects of basically modifying people's DNA, RNA.'

Mark Zuckerberg takes ‘anti-vax’ stance violating own policyplayer

'How DNA dreams become reality at BGI in China'

BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute) in China works to map DNA of plants, humans, animals. Should we be concerned about BGI and their research?

'How DNA dreams become reality at BGI in China'player

Can DNA technology help detect cancer and coronavirus?

Hebrew University inches closer to harnessing DNA molecules for disease detection and electronics.

Can DNA technology help detect cancer?

DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

New research determines where ancient manuscripts found in Qumran caves were written.

DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

IDF DNA identification facility converted to COVID-19 lab

IDF Chief Rabbinate joins war against coronavirus, converts DNA lab to facility capable of handling hundreds of specimens daily.

IDF body identification lab converted to coronavirus labplayer

Liberman petitions against DNA testing

Yisrael Beyteinu party submits Supreme Court petition to cancel DNA tests for immigrants from former Soviet Union to prove Jewishness.

Liberman petitions against DNA testing

'Maybe some maniac took a rock and killed an Arab woman'

Transcripts from investigation of Rechelim yeshiva student accused of killing Arab Aisha a-Rabi four months ago revealed.

'Maybe some maniac took a rock and killed an Arab woman'

Central evidence against detained minor: DNA

Minor held over death of Arab woman to be indicted tomorrow. Shin Bet says his DNA found on stone used in the attack.

Central evidence against detained minor: DNA

UCLA’s Michael Grunstein wins Lasker award for study of histones

Son of Holocaust survivors wins $250,000 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Science Award for research into DNA.

UCLA’s Michael Grunstein wins Lasker award for study of histones

Half-brothers meet for first time in 51 years

DNA test reunites half-brothers separated at the younger sibling's birth.

Half-brothers meet for first time in 51 yearsplayer

Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

Team of Israeli, US, researchers successfully identifies a single gene which causes a rare and severe neurological disorder.

Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

New DNA identified in AMIA bombing points to suicide attack

New set of DNA from victims of 1994 AMIA attack strengthens hypothesis that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

New DNA identified in AMIA bombing points to suicide attack

Third Tragedy: Israeli Killed in Peru Accident

The Foreign Ministry said that an Israeli in his 20s had been killed while on a hike in Peru - the third death reported so far this week.

Third Tragedy in a Day: Israeli Killed in Peru Accident

Russian University Launches DNA 'Noah's Ark'

Moscow university gets $20 million grant to cryogenically freeze cells of 'every creature that has ever lived.'

Russian University Launches DNA 'Noah's Ark'

Breakthrough in 1998 Rape-Murder Case

Noa Eyal, 17, waited for a bus in Jerusalem after watching a movie - her body was found in a forest.

Breakthrough in 1998 Rape-Murder Case

British TV Buys 'Lock of Hitler's Hair'

UK's Channel 4 criticized for 'tawdry' move after buying hair which supposedly belonged to Hitler from a convicted Holocaust denier.

British TV Lambasted for Buying a 'Lock of Hitler's Hair'

Technion Scientists Develop Biological Computer

Molecular computer was built entirely of biomolecules.

Technion Scientists Develop an Advanced Biological Computer

Report: Police Taking DNA of African Illegals

Police in January 2012 began building a database of the DNA of immigrants from Africa who entered Israel illegally, a report said

Report: Police Taking, Storing DNA of African Illegals

The Root of Alcoholic Violence

Researchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant in Alcoholic Violence

Young and Full of Life Sciences

Israeli biologist Tommy Kaplan only became interested in biology at age 25. Seven years later, he has won a prestigious US prize for his work.

Young and Full of Life Sciences