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Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1 500 years — and one academic hopes...
Mining joy from anxiety’s depths
Mining joy from anxiety’s depths
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Hunt for the octopus from space
Hunt for the octopus from space
Studies suggesting that the humble octopus might be from outer space have seized the attention of would-be xenobiologists.
Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants
Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants
For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that...
Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history
Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history
Contrary to the notion that modern humans like us emerged less than 200 000 years ago, a recent study of ancient genomes published in Science by...
How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators
How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators
Pollinators are the unsung heroes of food production. Almost one third of the food eaten comes from animal
Gene editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Gene editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Last week, an influential American advisory panel supported the “editing” of genes — altering the DNA — that parents pass on to...
DNA recasts race issues in the US
DNA recasts race issues in the US
Scholar Alondra Nelson’s new book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome, more than a decade in...
DNA that sets your body clock
DNA that sets your body clock
A United States scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.
Genomics crucial to drug safety
Genomics crucial to drug safety
Three years ago, Theo Dingermann, a professor of pharmaceutical biology at Goethe University in Frankfurt, sent a glob of spit to the United...
Rewriting the software of life
Rewriting the software of life
The idea of the world's most famous genetic scientist addressing a group of computer nerds, web designers and geeks of every stripe might have...
UK police arresting people 'just for the DNA'
UK police arresting people 'just for the DNA'
Britain has built the world's biggest DNA database without proper political debate and police routinely arrest people just to get their DNA...

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