Archive: 01/28/2008

Genetic 'telepathy'? A bizarre new property of DNA

Scientists are reporting evidence that intact, double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. And then like friends with similar interests, the bits of genetic ...

Jan 28, 2008 4.4 / 5 (99) 10

Genetic Material under a Magnifying Glass

The genetic alphabet contains four letters. Although our cells can readily decipher our genetic molecules, it isn’t so easy for us to read a DNA sequence in the laboratory. Scientists require complex, highly sophisticated ...

Jan 28, 2008 4.9 / 5 (7) 0

Making (accurate predictions of) waves

A new review of tsunami hazards concludes that the 2004 catastrophe was far from the worst possible in many Indian Ocean borderlands -- and notes that warning systems to guard at-risk populations are still ...

Jan 28, 2008 4.7 / 5 (6) 0