Expensive tests claiming to trace person"s ancestry "as dubious as astrology", warn scientists

Expensive tests claiming to trace person's ancestry are as dubious as astrology, warn scientists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:50 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:04 GMT, 7 March 2013 Rubbished: Tests that claim to trace a person's ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than 'genetic astrology', scientists have said. Comedian Eddie Izzard has made a TV programme about tracing his family back Expensive tests that claim to trace a person’s ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than ‘genetic astrology’, scientists said last night.

Anger as prostate cancer lags behind in research spending despite being the most common form of disease in men

Anger as prostate cancer lags behind in research spending despite being the most common form of disease Just 400 is spent on research per case diagnosedBreast cancer receives 853 per diagnosed caseProstate Cancer UK says disease is 'not on the radar'One man an hour dies from prostate cancer By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:09 GMT, 1 January 2013 Prostate cancer – the most common form of the disease in men – is bottom of the league for research spending, figures reveal. The disease lies in 20th place, with just over 400 spent on research per case diagnosed.

Frankie Howerd was the master of innuendo. Now secret tapes reveal protests over his smuttiness drove him to drugs

Frankie Howerd was the master of innuendo. Now secret tapes reveal protests over his smuttiness drove him to drugsHe brooded on the criticisms of self-appointed censor Mary WhitehouseA doctor prescribed the hallucinogenic drug LSD to help the actor Comedian suffered from bouts of self-disgust at his homosexualityHe told Cilla Black: 'If I could take a tablet to make me normal, I would' | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 28 December 2012 The bizarre home of comedian Frankie Howerd has been frozen in time since his death two decades ago. The life-size painting of Howerd over the fireplace, the 3D portrait of Elvis Presley, the gold velour sofa where the comic died . . . it is as though the house is waiting for Frankie to return

Looking for love? According to the people behind the Tube Map app, the solution to your dating woes is Underground

Looking for love According to the people behind the Tube Map app, the solution to your dating woes is Underground One in ten commuters spot someone they find attractive every single day One in 100 have married the person they met below ground | UPDATED: 19:09 GMT, 14 December 2012 If you've been looking for the perfect partner without success, the answer could be deeper than you realised. Deeper underground that is. According to the makers of the Tube Map app, almost half of train travellers say they see someone that takes their fancy at least once a week.

Keir Starmer QC: Backs free speech by saying it"s OK to offend people

'We don't need a law against insults': Keir Starmer backs free speech as he says it's OK to offend people Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use 'insulting words or behaviour'The clause of the Public Order Act has spurred a campaign which has united activists and celebrities in favour of right for people to insult each other | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 Free speech: Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said there is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone There is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said. In a boost to free-speech campaigners, Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use ‘insulting words or behaviour’