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Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports

Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.

Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains
Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains

New DNA tests on the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II confirm their authenticity after exhuming them in a bid to end a dispute with the Orthodox Church.

Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains
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DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back

DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high temperatures.

DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back
Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches
Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches

Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair.

Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches
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What makes a criminal? Gene trawl raises questions

Is a violent criminal born that way, or shaped by childhood experiences and circumstances?

What makes a criminal? Gene trawl raises questions
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Geneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophrenia

A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said

Geneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophrenia
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Remains recovered from 1952 Alaska plane crash

The remains of 17 US service members lost in a 1952 military plane crash in Alaska have been recovered more than six decades later, officials said.

Remains recovered from 1952 Alaska plane crash
30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina
30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina

A court in Argentina's Salta province Monday sentenced to 30 years in prison the man who raped and killed two young French women tourists out for a hike.

30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina
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Saudi tests Cadbury chocolate for pork traces

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn Cadbury chocolate bars from the market for tests to ensure the products do not contain traces of pig DNA, after the banned substance was detected in Malaysia.

Saudi tests Cadbury chocolate for pork traces
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New Zealand's iconic kiwi no Australian immigrant

New Zealand's iconic kiwi is most closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar rather than the Australian emu as previously thought, researchers said Thursday.

New Zealand's iconic kiwi no Australian immigrant
DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims
DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims

Providing a DNA sample marked an emotional watershed for Han Mi-Ok -- a heart-wrenching acceptance that she was unlikely to ever see her child alive again.

DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims
Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
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Mass DNA tests at French school to find rapist

More than 500 male students and staff were to give DNA samples in an unprecedented operation launched Monday to uncover who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a French school.

Mass DNA tests at French school to find rapist
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Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: documentary

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary, the makers said Saturday.

Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: documentary
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US panel debates three-parent embryos

A US advisory board debated a controversial new technique Wednesday that would use DNA from three people to produce embryos free of a particular type of hereditary disease.

US panel debates three-parent embryos
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Human remains found after Australian croc attack: reports

Police reportedly found human remains Tuesday in the search for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia, and scaled back operations to a body recovery mission.

Human remains found after Australian croc attack: reports
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DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

"In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.

DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril
© RIA Novosti
Interior Ministry suggests DNA fingerprinting

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan has developed a draft law to introduce fingerprinting and DNA profiling in Kazakhstan.

Interior Ministry suggests DNA fingerprinting
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Interior Ministry mulls opening DNA laboratories throughout Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is planning to open DNA laboratories in Kazakhstan's regions.

Interior Ministry mulls opening DNA laboratories throughout Kazakhstan
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Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water

An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.

Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water