DNA tests disprove yeti theory

DNA tests disprove yeti theory

Some call him the Abominable Snowman, some know him as the yeti: he’s been part of Himalayan folklore for centuries. But now DNA testing has proven that this elusive creature is in fact a bear, or a dog. Cable television channel Animal Planet requested that biologist...
Are DNA tattoos the ultimate love token?

Are DNA tattoos the ultimate love token?

Getting someone’s name or image tattooed on your body used to be the ultimate in confessing your love for someone, right? Not anymore. Tattoos that contain the DNA of your loved one are now being described as the ultimate bond. Everence is DNA that has undergone the...
Drug deaths overtake gun deaths in the USA

Drug deaths overtake gun deaths in the USA

Deaths from firearms continue to increase in the USA. However, drug deaths in the country have spiked 21% over the last year: this is a bigger jump than the previous four years combined. Overall, mortality rates are up compared to the same time period last year....
“Can I refuse a drugs test at work?”

“Can I refuse a drugs test at work?”

A common search term on Google these days is: Can I refuse a drugs test at work. In less than 1 minute, a search for this question will result in about 4,390,000 results. An increase in workplace drug and alcohol testing is fuelling such research as employers look to...
DNA test helps confront illegal wildlife trade

DNA test helps confront illegal wildlife trade

There are high hopes that a portable DNA ‘barcoder’ will be able to stop the trade in endangered species’ body parts, which are often used in traditional medicine. Called the Lab-in-a-Box, customs officials will use the system to reliably identify species, such as a...