DNA

groceries

DNA Tests for Mental Health Issues to Be Offered at Albertsons Grocery Stores

This puts a whole new spin on “impulse buys.”
Danielle Wayda
6.1.18
crime

How Cops Use Pizza Crusts and Half-Eaten Burgers to Solve Murder Mysteries

The Savopolous murders—a grisly quadruple homicide in Washington, DC—piqued the public’s darkest fascination for a variety of reasons: the wealth of the family, the alleged torture of a ten-year-old-boy, and the case's dependence on a piece of Domino’s...
Gigen Mammoser
1.27.18
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
alcohol

This Startup Analyses Your DNA to Tell You What Wine to Drink

California-based Vinome says it can find your perfect bottle of wine by creating personalized taste profiles based on DNA.
Daisy Meager
10.31.16
coffee

This Is Why You Drink More Coffee Than Your Friends

A new study from Northwestern University has revealed the impact genetics have on the way we metabolize caffeine.
Daisy Meager
10.25.16
biology

Hormone Released During Sex Could Lead to Less Binge Eating

From making orgasms better to essentially getting us drunk without a hangover, the “cuddle hormone” has benefits that extend far beyond its evolutionary goal of mother-child bonding.
Nick Rose
7.19.16
study

What Your Dad Ate Before You Were Even Conceived Affects Your Health Now

In a study that tested a radical hypothesis, scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Matabolic Research have found that what your father ate before you were even conceived could affect your health.
Alex Swerdloff
12.8.15
Health

A Little Alcohol Can Actually Make You Age Slower

Turns out that those who drank one to two drinks per day correlated with the healthiest aging patterns, even more than those who didn't drink,.
Nick Rose
11.29.15
crime

How Police Caught Two Dine-and-Dashers Using Drinking Straws

Earlier this year, two friends enjoyed a meal at a Manchester restaurant, racking up a bill of £57. But instead of stumping up the cash, they made a run for it.
Phoebe Hurst
11.5.15
meat

There's Pork and Human DNA in Your Veggie Dog

With some 20 billion hot dogs consumed annually in the United States, it's hardly a surprise that ingredients are not accurately indicated. But the amount of human DNA inside top-selling wieners is.
Nick Rose
10.23.15
Cheese

Bio-Hackers Are Using Human DNA To Make Vegan Cheese

The process of making dairy cheese isn't always ethically rosy. One San Francisco-based bio-hacker group is currently working on synthesizing a cheese product from bovine and human caseins. We spoke to them to find out what the hell is going on here.
Wendy Syfret
9.2.14