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Kids exposed to traffic pollution show DNA damage

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Doctors may one day be able to model the cell-level effects of exposure to traffic-related air pollution using telomere length in our cells.

Mutations in ‘essential’ genes linked to autism

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Mutations in those genes that are essential to life have been linked to autism in a huge review of family data in a few huge databases. From U.Penn.

One little mutation can mean so much

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How did unicellular organisms become multicellular? It could come down to a single mutation 600 million years ago in their DNA.

Mitochondrial DNA mutations linked to autism

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Evidence mounts that mitochondrial DNA mutations are associated with autism. Mutations in mtDNA are also associated with neurological and developmental disorders.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for DNA repair studies

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Infographic: Scientists are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on various DNA repair mechanisms in living cells.

DNA can be used to investigate unrelated crimes

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The 4th Amendment, protection against unreasonable searches, took center stage in a Md. case about police using DNA to solve unrelated crimes.

6th base found in eukaryotic DNA

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A 6th nitrogenous base, once thought to exist only in bacteria, has been found in the DNA of eukaryotic cells.