DNA

Oldest Parasite DNA To Date Found In Argentina

Radiocarbon dating on a 17000-year-old coprolite reveals parasitic roundworm eggs preserved inside. Scientists have found the oldest parasite DNA yet recorded, dating back 16,570 to 17,000 years ago, in the faeces of a pre-historic puma that roamed Argentina’s mountains as the last ice age was drawing to an end. It is the DNA of the …

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Heavy Drinking Alters DNA, Resulting Even Greater Craving For Alcohol

A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research clearly states that heavy drinking triggers DNA change. Such long-lasting genetic change leads to increased craving for alcohol. Professor Dipak K. Sarkar at Rutgers University-New Brunswick said that heavy drinkers are rapidly changing their DNA. He also asserted that these genetic changes will …

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