The World's Oldest Tumour is 11,000 Years Old and Spread By Dog Sex

Somewhere 11,000 years ago, something weird happened to a dog. It got cancer—and the really damn freaky part is that the cancer could survive even outside of its canine host. That unknown dog is long dead now, but its tumour cells have improbably lived on, continuing to sprout on the genitalia of dogs all over the world. Read More >>

It Now Only Costs £60 To Know Everything About Your DNA

Mapping out your genome is the 21st Century equivalent of staring deep inside your soul; it's tempting to look, but terrifying what you might find. The DNA divers at 23andMe are hoping that slashing the price of their home-testing service—from $300 (£186) down to $100 (£62)—will be enough to tilt the scales towards discovery. Are they right? Read More >>

The Human Genome Is Far More Complex Than Scientists Thought

For the past decade, scientists have been working on the assumption that 20,000 genes, less than 2 per cent of the total genome, underpin human biology. But a massive international project called ENCODE has just revealed that plenty of the remaining 98 per cent, once tossed aside as "junk DNA", is in fact incredibly important. Read More >>

Olympic Athletes Sue Samsung Over Rip-Off Facebook App

A group of ageing Olympic stars have come together to complain about Samsung, which they claim has stolen their faces to help promote its Olympic Facebook app. Read More >>

A Miracle Drug Keeps This 70-Year-Old Cancer Patient Running Marathons

Don Wright was diagnosed with myeloma—cancer in his blood cells and bone marrow—two weeks after running his first marathon. His doctor gave him a five-year survival estimate. Eight years later he has run 59 26.2-mile races in 41 states and takes just one pill per day to keep his cancer at bay. Read More >>


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