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Gene-Tinkering Enough to Have Custom Babies with Desired Height, Weight: Study

The future of mankind may change for better or worse with few changes to distinguish them based on color, race or height, a pointer at the prospect of having customised babies. Researchers have identified a key mechanism by which environmental factors influence traits like our height, skin colour, intelligence among others to a key gene. By identifying the gene for ...

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Will A.R. Rahman get one more Oscar ?

Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for “Million Dollar Arm”, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and Indian film “Kochadaiiyaan” are part ...

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Ancient DNA Shows Europeans had sex with Neanderthals

According to a study, there is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, suggesting mating between the Europeans and the ancient Neanderthals. This finding suggests that a complex network of sexual exchange may have existed across Europe over the past 50,000 years, and also helps to pinpoint when humans interbred with Neanderthals, the closest extinct ...

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