Human genome 'littered' with viral DNA but problem drug users three times more likely to carry genetic fragments in regions which control reward centres and addictive behaviour. Researchers from Oxford University and the University of Athens found changes in parts of the DNA which are thought to have little impact on human functions, could actually affect a suite of addiction-related behaviours. The human genome is littered with fragments of DNA that were inserted by retroviruses, a group of viruses which are able to write their genetic material into a host.
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DNA molecules. A new study identifies places in the human genome that appear to be associated with the age when people first had sex. A new study identifies 38 specific places in the human genome that appear to be associated with the age at which people first had sex. These spots affect a range of genes, including some that seem to affect the timing of puberty and others that have been linked with risk-taking behavior.
A new study suggests many genes, each with small effects, may play a role in same-sex sexual behavior. People who have had same-sex partners are more likely to have one or more of certain DNA markers, according to the largest ever search for genes linked to sexual orientation. Even all the markers taken together, however, cannot predict whether a person is gay, bisexual, or straight.
But geneticists have had only a handful of underpowered studies to address a complex, fraught, and often stigmatized area of human behavior. Now, the largest-ever study of the genetics of sexual orientation has revealed four genetic variants strongly associated with what the researchers call nonheterosexual behavior. Some geneticists are hailing the findings as a cautious but significant step in understanding the role of genes in sexuality.
DNA evidence from a crime like sexual assault can be collected from the crime scene, but it can also be collected from your body, clothes, and other personal belongings. To find a location near you that performs sexual assault forensic exams, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at HOPE or talk to your local sexual assault service provider.
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Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences produced 29 healthy mouse pups from two mothers using stem cells and targeted gene editing, according to a new report. The Chinese research team also produced 12 live offspring from two genetic fathers, but the process was more complicated and the offspring lived only a few days. Nevertheless, "this study is a very important first step to prove the concept that in mammals, you may not need a male and a female parent," Singer said. Some reptiles, fish and amphibians can have babies without requiring sperm from a father and an egg from a mother, but that's not the case with mammals, said co-senior study author Qi Zhou.