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There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each gene is given a name and alphanumeric code, known as a symbol, which scientists use to coordinate research. But over the past year or so, some 27 human genes have been renamed, all because Microsoft Excel kept misreading their symbols as dates.
A major DNA study has shed new light on the fate of millions of Africans who were traded as slaves to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Zinedine Zidane has just won La Liga and has a contract with Real Madrid until 2022 but acknowledged his future at the club could quickly have a different outlook.
Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has hinted that he will look to bring in midfield reinforcements after that area of his team was exposed in Sunday’s defeat to Wolves.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that the club’s transfer priorities for this summer have changed toward the defence.
As at Thursday 21 May coronavirus has infected over 5,122,000 people in the world and killed over 330, 000 people.
United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), said on Friday that Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted fugitives for complicity in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide died 20 years ago.
A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.
A group of Saudi researchers in Riyadh has developed a diagnostic test to detect coronavirus infection, state news agency SPA reported.
The founder of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has predicted that the vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered in July this year.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says going by the Peoples Democratic Party’s statement on $311 million Abacha loot returned to Nigeria, the opposition was vexed that the money wasn’t returned when they were in power.
According to tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital, a single shot of the vaccine generates antibodies in mice.
The cocoa-zobo-ginger beverage with high antioxidant potential was developed by the FUTA researchers from blends of Hibiscus sabdariffa (zobo) and ginger blends and natural cocoa powder.
The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir has failed in its first randomized clinical trial to treat the COVID-19 illness, reports said Thursday, quoting draft documents that were accidentally published by the World Health Organization.
The Lagos State chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olayiwola Abisoye, has berated the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for not putting in place adequate palliative measures and appropriate stimulus packages before rolling out the stay-at-home order over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some Twitter users had taken to their handle to express their opinions over claims that 5G network could be an enabler of COVID-19.
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State Sunday resolved to bury their hatchets and they endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society.
Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Ondo State Government on Monday said it had spent over N3.13 billion to offset the outstanding allowances of workers and medical staff in the state.
The United States Africa Command has said terrorist groups including the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, in the last five years, shut down over 9,000 schools in different African countries including Nigeria.
Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Committee, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has taken on Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, for criticising the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) handling of ongoing Edo election campaigns as weak, defeatist, cowardly and at best treacherous.
The Leadership of Labour Party, LP, on Tuesday, distanced itself from the legal action instituted by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, challenging the Federal Government on a continuous stay in office of the Service Chiefs.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as a nullity the directive by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to provide security for some individuals who controversially took oath of office as member-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly earlier in the week.