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Experiencing unexplained fertility issues? Here’s why they occur and how can you overcome them

Sometimes the causes of inability to conceive a child remain unknown even after a year of trying. Read on to know how you can overcome the problem of unexplained infertility
Here’s why unexplained fertility issues occur and how can you overcome them(Twitter/ReUniteRx)
Here’s why unexplained fertility issues occur and how can you overcome them(Twitter/ReUniteRx)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz

China collecting DNA samples of millions, experts suspect developing tool for genetic surveillance

The experts estimated that the authorities’ goal is to gather the DNA samples of 35 million to 70 million Chinese males.
The Chinese government has denied the existence of any such program.(Shutterstock)
The Chinese government has denied the existence of any such program.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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New York, United States | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Polynesians and South American people shared DNA 800 years ago

People from four island sites in French Polynesia - Mangareva and the Pallisers in the Tuamotu archipelago and Fatu Hiva and Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands - bore DNA indicative of interbreeding with South Americans most closely related to present-day indigenous Colombians at around 1200 AD.
The study left open the question of who made the monumental Pacific crossing: Polynesians heading east and arriving in Colombia or perhaps Ecuador, or South Americans travelling west. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The study left open the question of who made the monumental Pacific crossing: Polynesians heading east and arriving in Colombia or perhaps Ecuador, or South Americans travelling west. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Mutation in coronavirus from India random, no cause for alarm

The new study found a mutation in the mechanism Sars-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19, uses to enter the human cells in the strains isolated from one of the first three cases of Covid-19 in Kerala on January 27, which was the first case of the disease in India.
Leading scientists, however, warn against reliance on a single sample with a variation and say further confirmation is needed at sequence and protein level for conclusive evidence.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Leading scientists, however, warn against reliance on a single sample with a variation and say further confirmation is needed at sequence and protein level for conclusive evidence.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 11:49 AM IST
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Length of pregnancy alters child’s DNA: Study

After mapping the relationship between the length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in newborn babies, researchers have found that length of pregnancy alters the DNA of the child.
Premature birth, that is before 37 consecutive weeks’ of pregnancy, is common. Between 5 and 10% of all children in the world are born prematurely.(Shutterstock)
Premature birth, that is before 37 consecutive weeks’ of pregnancy, is common. Between 5 and 10% of all children in the world are born prematurely.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 02:34 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAsian News International

Did it keep its flavour? Stone-age ‘chewing-gum’ yields human DNA

The Stone-Age sample yielded enough information to determine the source’s sex, what she had last eaten and the germs in her mouth. It also told them she probably had dark hair, dark skin and blue eyes.
Danish scientists have managed to extract a complete human DNA sample from a piece of birch pitch more than 5,000 years old, used as a kind of chewing gum, a study revealed.(Unsplash)
Danish scientists have managed to extract a complete human DNA sample from a piece of birch pitch more than 5,000 years old, used as a kind of chewing gum, a study revealed.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByHT Correspondent, Paris

Experts comb through DNA from possible Da Vinci hair

A lock of what some historians think is Leonardo Da Vinci’s hair went on display Thursday at a museum in his Tuscan birthplace as they seek to prove it contains his DNA 500 years after the genius died.
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Updated on May 03, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Vinci, Italy

Poor sleep makes you weak by changing your DNA, warns study

Sleep deprivation does more harm to the human body than one can imagine. According to a recent study, sleep deprivation can affect our genes and lead to the damage of our DNA. 
Researchers have linked sleep deprivation to DNA damage. (Shutterstock)
Researchers have linked sleep deprivation to DNA damage. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 25, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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Washington DC | ByAsian-News International

Women live longer than men, here’s why

It’s a fact that women live longer than men. Scientists now shed light on what could be causing this gender gap.
Scientists have found that oestrogen protects women from heart disease for a longer period in life.(Shutterstock)
Scientists have found that oestrogen protects women from heart disease for a longer period in life.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Bone cancer in children begins years before tumour is visible

Childhood bone cancers start growing years before tumours appear and get diagnosed, says a new study.
Ewing sarcoma is a rare cancer found mainly in bone or soft tissue of young teenagers as they grow, and is the second most commonly diagnosed bone cancer in children and young people.(Shutterstock)
Ewing sarcoma is a rare cancer found mainly in bone or soft tissue of young teenagers as they grow, and is the second most commonly diagnosed bone cancer in children and young people.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 10:32 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

17,500 DNA samples, 20 years probe in murder case. Finally an arrest

A Dutch law passed in 2012 allowed for a practice known as familial DNA profiling, which involves taking DNA samples from people who could potentially be relatives of a suspect, based on geographic and social profiles.
For 20 years, Dutch police investigated the rape and murder of an 11-year-old schoolboy, and the Dutch media chronicled the case’s many twists and turns. After an investigation in which 17,500 Dutchmen voluntarily took part in DNA profiling, a suspect has been arrested in Spain.(Reuters Photo)
For 20 years, Dutch police investigated the rape and murder of an 11-year-old schoolboy, and the Dutch media chronicled the case’s many twists and turns. After an investigation in which 17,500 Dutchmen voluntarily took part in DNA profiling, a suspect has been arrested in Spain.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 01:41 PM IST
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The New York Times | ByThe New York Times

DNA lands French parents in jail 30 years after daughter’s murder

The grisly murder of a four-year-old sparked what was France’s biggest ever investigation at the time, with the girl’s photograph posted in public places and an alert sent to more than 30 countries. It was declared unsolved in 1997.
The grave of an unidentified girl found dead in a ditch along the A10 freeway close to the city of Blois in August 1987 is pictured in Suevres, France, on June 14, 2018.(AP)
The grave of an unidentified girl found dead in a ditch along the A10 freeway close to the city of Blois in August 1987 is pictured in Suevres, France, on June 14, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Blois | ByHT Correspondent
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