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A code showing part of a human DNA sequence, which holds the key to targeted medicine

Move represents a ‘paradigm shift’ in healthcare with new drugs and diagnostic techniques to be developed

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A code showing part of a human DNA sequence, which holds the key to targeted medicine

Move represents a ‘paradigm shift’ in healthcare with new drugs and diagnostic techniques to be developed

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In the past decade the scientist has found 25 new large tree species – and he's sure there are more out there
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Nasa has released a video of the final moments of the test flight

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More than five million people in Britain are treated for asthma, costing the NHS around £1bn a year

A study found the majority of people with severe allergies and asthma sufferers were unable to use the devices they had been given effectively

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The deepest fish filmed as scientists discovered several new species on their trip to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific.

The fish has large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog, according to a scientist

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A man places an American flag in front of what is left of his brothers house after it was destroyed when a tornado hit in Louisville, Mississippi

Golden-winged warblers have very sensitive hearing

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Ibuprofen is used by hundreds of thousands of arthritis sufferers in the UK

Drug also helped maintain fitness and health during ageing

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Going to pot: cannabis oil, as seen in the documentary film ‘Project Storm’
As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
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The 67P/CG comet as seen from the Philae lander

Other discoveries in robotics, medicine, engineering and paleontology also celebrated

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Researchers have found that a brain region known as the entorhinal complex is responsible for making the key calculations of how to navigate from one place to another

Our internal compass is in the brain's entorhinal complex

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The GhostSwimmer was unveiled at a test event at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

It is hoped the GhostSwimmer can eventually be used in US Navy intelligence and reconnaissance missions

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Ruby Wax has previously written about her mental health problems in her book Sane New World

The comedienne said she has lost the ability to find meaning in her life

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A cow’s motherly moos vary from low to high frequency depending on whether her calf is in sight or not, according to new research

Scientists from Nottingham University and Queen Mary University spent ten months digitally recording the cow sounds

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of its arm, which extends about 2 meters (7 feet)

Mars Curiosity rover picks up 'burps' of methane — which could be evidence of life on the planet

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Full version of unique engine, the Sabre, could be on sale within 10 years and will be added to the Skylon plane

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A screenshot capturing the astronauts' re-entry

Amazing images and video show what it is like to return from space

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Could the snapping turtle become endangered?

Australia's largest freshwater turtle species' days may be number thanks to changing environments

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The study involved analysing the variety of microbes living on the hair of seven individuals – three men and four women – taken from both the scalp and the pubic region

New study shows microbes can be different enough to identify individuals

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James Kenny, the archaeologist who discovered Racton Man, studies his remains at the Novium Museum

'He would have been a very senior and prominent member of society'

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Alcatraz pictured in 2006

The trio that fled in 1962 might not have drowned in the attempt

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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