Wild wheat genetics offer climate hope for food crops

Wild relatives of food crops, such as wheat, host an abundant array of genetic material to help the plants cope with a changing climate.

From the BBC News-2019-9-17:14:6:1

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

From the BBC News-2019-9-17:8:5:1

Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers' Hair

Getting sufficient DNA out of a rootless hair has long been considered impossible. A scientist, better known for work with ancient fossils, has figured it out. It's a game-changer for crime and surveillance.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-16:20:6:1

Neanderthal Footprints Found in France Offer Clues to Group Behavior

The 80,000-year-old prints fill in gaps left by fossils and artifacts.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-12:20:6:1

Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption

The co-founder of activist group Extinction Rebellion is among those held in "pre-emptive" raids.

From the BBC News-2019-9-12:14:6:1

Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity's Ancestor, on a Computer

By comparing fossils and CT scans, researchers say they have reconstructed the skull of the last common forebear of modern humans.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-11:8:5:2

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

From the BBC News-2019-9-11:8:5:1

Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

The prizes recognized the discoverers of B and T lymphocytes, pioneers in genetic engineering to fight breast cancer, and a nonprofit that helps get vaccines to the world's poorest children.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-11:8:5:3

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

A DNA study rules out suggestions that "Nessie" is a prehistoric reptile or a shark.

From the BBC News-2019-9-5:8:5:1

A Creative Force in Understanding Genes

Dr. Heard grew up wanting to be a musician and is now an expert in epigenetics.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-5:8:5:2

Behold Mortichnia, the Death Trail of an Ancient Worm

A 500-million-year-old fossil offered a rare treasure: The imprint of an animal that literally died in its tracks.

From the NYTimes News-2019-9-4:14:6:1

Extinction Rebellion 'stemmed from failed bus lane protest'

One of the protest movement's founders says she was inspired after praying on a psychedelic retreat.

From the BBC News-2019-9-2:14:6:2

'Mission Jurassic' fossil dinosaur dig closes for winter

Three full truck loads of dinosaur fossils ship out as scientists end their excavation season.

From the BBC News-2019-9-2:14:6:1

Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?

Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-30:14:6:1

Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single 'Gay Gene'

The largest study of same-sex sexual behavior finds the genetics are complicated, and social and environmental factors are also key.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-29:20:6:1

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.

From the BBC News-2019-8-28:14:6:1

Deformed Skulls Mark a Historic Migration Into Europe

Human remains found in Croatia with signs of artificial cranial deformation provide the earliest genetic evidence of the presence of people from East Asia in Europe.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-26:8:5:1

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

From the BBC News-2019-8-24:8:5:1

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

From the BBC News-2019-8-24:8:5:2

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

Scores of children born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-21:14:6:2

The Mystery of the Himalayas' Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-21:14:6:1

Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation's Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95

Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-18:20:6:1

N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.

The city has 82,473 people in its database. Many of them have no idea their genetic information is there.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-15:20:6:3

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel

His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson's murder trial.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-15:20:6:2

Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear

The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.

From the BBC News-2019-8-15:20:6:1

This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.

The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn't belong.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-13:8:5:1

Genome Study Reveals Clues to Komodo Dragon's Unique Abilities

A new study reveals evidence of a large number of mutations in important Komodo genes.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-9:14:6:1

What's wrong with buying a dinosaur?

There's a growing fashion for fossils, but some argue it is undermining scientific research.

From the BBC News-2019-8-8:8:5:1

Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company's Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A.

Responding to the agency's stern rebuke, Vas Narasimhan, the company's executive, tried to reassure investors that Novartis did not intentionally deceive the F.D.A. while seeking approval for its $2.1 million gene therapy.

From the NYTimes News-2019-8-7:20:6:1

Bid to better protect Scotland's 'Dinosaur Isle'

There are fears that Skye's fossils of creatures from more than 165 million years ago are threatened by irresponsible collectors.

From the BBC News-2019-8-2:20:6:1

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them

Once hunted to near extinction, North Atlantic right whales are now facing new human threats.

From the BBC News-2019-8-2:20:6:2

Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA

Mr. Epstein, the accused sex trafficker, was fascinated by eugenics. He told scientists and others of his vision of using his New Mexico ranch to impregnate women.

From the NYTimes News-2019-7-31:20:6:1

Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you?

Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights.

From the BBC News-2019-7-30:8:5:1

Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species

Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.

From the BBC News-2019-7-18:8:5:1

Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.

From the BBC News-2019-7-16:8:5:1

A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory

The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.

From the NYTimes News-2019-7-10:14:6:1

'Amazing' gene-silencing drugs reach NHS

Doctors say the drugs are making the "previously untreatable, treatable" and have huge potential.

From the BBC News-2019-7-9:14:6:1

DNA Begins to Unlock Secrets of the Ancient Philistines

Genetic analysis of remains from ruins in Israel hints at the origins of the Levantine people described in the Hebrew Bible.

From the NYTimes News-2019-7-3:20:6:1

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Genetically modified microbes release "nanobodies" that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.

From the NYTimes News-2019-7-3:14:6:1

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

From the BBC News-2019-6-22:8:5:1

DNA Microscope Sees 'Through the Eyes of the Cell'

A new imaging tool works more like Google Maps than a traditional microscope.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-20:20:6:1

Meet the Narluga, Hybrid Son of a Narwhal Mom and a Beluga Whale Dad

Its skull sat in a museum collection for decades before new technology unlocked its genetic secrets.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-20:14:6:1

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

From the BBC News-2019-6-19:8:5:1

How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, Then Lost, Then Found Again

The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-18:20:6:1

Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours

Cephalopods, flies and even humans share genes needed to develop limbs, perhaps provided by a common ancestor.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-18:14:6:1

Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can't Resist? Thank Evolution

Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human's heart.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-17:20:6:1

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future

Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-17:14:6:1

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

From the BBC News-2019-6-17:8:5:1

Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?

The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?

From the BBC News-2019-6-16:20:6:1

Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

To a doubting medical world, he found compelling evidence that some cancers are passed along genetically. His work was ultimately widely embraced.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-13:20:6:1

Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'

A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.

From the BBC News-2019-6-13:8:5:1

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test

Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks - in exchange for a lot of data. Here's where that data goes, and how to delete it.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-12:20:6:1

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.

From the BBC News-2019-6-11:8:5:1

Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine

The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.

From the BBC News-2019-6-10:14:6:1

Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say

Genetic analysis of ancient teeth and bones suggests Native Americans largely descend from a vanished group called the Ancient Paleo-Siberians.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-5:14:6:1

He Was Looking for Opals. Instead He Found a New Dinosaur Species.

Scientists reported the discovery in Australia of a plant-eating species, 35 years after a miner brought fossils to a museum in Sydney.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-4:8:5:1

Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

Twin girls had their DNA altered to protect against HIV - but their mutation may increase the risk of an early death.

From the BBC News-2019-6-3:20:6:1

Their Children Were Conceived With Donated Sperm. It Was the Wrong Sperm.

As genetic testing becomes more widespread, parents are finding that sperm used in artificial insemination did not come from the donors they chose.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-3:14:6:2

Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils

They've changed remarkably over millions of years, and at one point may even have been warmblooded.

From the NYTimes News-2019-6-3:14:6:1

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

From the BBC News-2019-5-31:8:5:1

A School of Fish, Captured in a Fossil

A slab of rock and the methods used to study it could offer clues to when a behavior common in fishes first evolved.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-29:20:6:1

White Panda Is Spotted in China for the First Time

Albinism, a rare genetically inherited condition, caused the animal's unusual appearance.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-27:14:6:1

This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million.

The price set by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis may be the world's highest for a single treatment - prompting renewed debate about how society will pay for gene-therapy breakthroughs.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-24:14:6:2

It's a Lefty! Welcome to the World's First Crispr Snail Baby.

Most snails are righties. Now scientists have found genes that make some of them born with shells coiling the other way.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-24:14:6:1

Seeing Red in the Fossil Record

A discovery in a fossilized mouse could help scientists work out the true colors of dinosaurs and other creatures from prehistory.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-23:20:6:1

Matter: How Did Life Arrive on Land? A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues

A cache of microscopic fossils from the Arctic hints that fungi reached land long before plants.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-22:20:6:1

Barbara Marx Hubbard, 89, Futurist Who Saw 'Conscious Evolution,' Dies

In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-22:14:6:2

How Did Life Arrive on Land? A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues

A cache of microscopic fossils from the Arctic hints that fungi reached land long before plants.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-22:14:6:1

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

From the BBC News-2019-5-16:14:6:2

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

From the BBC News-2019-5-16:14:6:1

Barbara Marx Hubbard, 89, Futurist Who Saw ‘Conscious Evolution,’ Dies

In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-16:8:5:1

Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-15:20:6:1

How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years

What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-11:8:5:1

Times Insider: To Tell the Story of Biodiversity Loss, Make It About Humans

The authors of a sweeping United Nations report on species in danger of extinction faced the same question I often do in reporting: Why should anyone care about the loss of nature?

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-10:8:5:1

Trilobites: Dinosaurs With Bat Wings Were More Than Legend

Chinese scientists first thought it was a prehistoric bird, until chipping away at the fossil revealed surprising features.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-8:14:6:2

Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

Genetic and molecular analysis of 109 volunteers turned up hidden health problems in about half of them. Critics say the approach amounted to ‘carpet-bombing’ the body.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-8:14:6:1

Small tyrannosaur 'was cousin of T. rex'

A 92-million-year-old dinosaur provides evolutionary insights on the evolution of the tyrannosaurs.

From the BBC News-2019-5-7:14:6:1

Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace

A dire United Nations report, based on thousands of scientific studies, paints an urgent picture of biodiversity loss and finds that climate change is amplifying the danger to humanity.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-6:14:6:1

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'

A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.

From the BBC News-2019-5-6:8:5:1

What does a biodiversity emergency mean for humans?

Hundreds of thousands of different species of animals and plants are thought to be facing extinction.

From the BBC News-2019-5-5:20:6:1

Extinction Rebellion told prison is not a 'yoga retreat'

The climate change group deletes advice saying "most prison officers are black and wish you no harm".

From the BBC News-2019-5-3:14:6:1

You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do

Scientists find that whiskey’s smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-3:8:5:1

Matter: Denisovan Jawbone Discovered in a Cave in Tibet

Until now, fossils of the ancient human species had been found in just one Siberian cave. The discovery suggests that Denisovans roamed over much of Asia.

From the NYTimes News-2019-5-1:14:6:1

Michael Gove 'shares high ideals' of climate protesters

The environment secretary agrees with some of Extinction Rebellion's demands, but says there are "open questions" about the timescale for action.

From the BBC News-2019-4-30:14:6:2

Extinction Rebellion: Activists say meeting with Michael Gove 'disappointing'

Extinction Rebellion says the environment secretary refused declare a climate emergency.

From the BBC News-2019-4-30:14:6:1

Glimpsing a world beyond human extinction

Writer and explorer Robert MacFarlane explores the "underland" beneath our feet.

From the BBC News-2019-4-29:20:6:1

Feature: Australia Is Deadly Serious About Killing Millions of Cats

Feral felines are driving the country’s native species to extinction. Now a massive culling is underway to preserve what’s left of the wild.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-25:20:6:2

Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder

The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic privacy.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-25:20:6:1

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.

From the BBC News-2019-4-22:20:6:1

Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87

His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-19:20:6:1

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-18:14:6:2

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2019-4-18:14:6:1

Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest

Three people deny obstructing trains during the Extinction Rebellion protest and are remanded in custody.

From the BBC News-2019-4-18:8:5:1

He Listed a T. Rex Fossil on eBay for $2.95 Million. Scientists Weren’t Thrilled.

“I own this thing,” Alan Detrich recalled telling a museum director. “It is mine. I can do whatever I want.”

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-17:20:6:1

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

From the BBC News-2019-4-17:14:6:1

Extinction Rebellion London activists glue themselves to DLR train

Three Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves to a train at London's Canary Wharf.

From the BBC News-2019-4-17:8:5:1

Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-16:20:6:1

Extinction Rebellion: what do they want - and is it realistic?

The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?

From the BBC News-2019-4-16:14:6:1

Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns

The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-16:14:6:2

Extinction Rebellion London protest: Arrests top 100

Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their second day of blocking traffic in central London.

From the BBC News-2019-4-16:8:5:1

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.

From the BBC News-2019-4-15:20:6:1

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters block roads

Extinction Rebellion targets central London in a global day of action against climate change.

From the BBC News-2019-4-15:14:6:1

Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake’s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-14:8:5:1

Ralph Solecki, Who Found Humanity in Neanderthals, Dies at 101

Dr. Solecki’s archaeological research at Shanidar Cave in Iraq found that Neanderthals cared for the ailing and buried their dead with flowers.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-11:20:6:1

Fossils Are Filling Out the Human Family Tree

The more fossils we find, the more we learn that many kinds of humans have lived on Earth.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-10:20:6:1

Extinction Rebellion: Saving the world or wasting police time?

The climate change protest group urging people to get arrested to gain attention.

From the BBC News-2019-4-10:8:5:1

The climate change protests making headlines

Extinction Rebellion's fight against climate change is making headlines.

From the BBC News-2019-4-9:20:6:1

Q&A: Orchids Bloom in Thousands of Forms. But Why?

Each species of orchid is designed to attract a specific pollinator. The genes that make that possible are highly adaptable, scientists say.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-8:14:6:1

Sydney Brenner, a Decipherer of the Genetic Code, Is Dead at 92

A Nobel Prize winner, he was a central player in the golden age of molecular biology, beginning with the discovery of the structure of DNA.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-5:20:6:1

Introducing the World’s First Gene-Edited Lizard

Scientists weren’t expecting him to look like this.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-5:14:6:1

Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru

Researchers believe the four-metre-long mammal, found in Peru, was able to swim and walk on land.

From the BBC News-2019-4-4:20:6:1

'Living fossil' given new home at ZSL London Zoo

The extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was rescued after an attempt to smuggle it into the UK.

From the BBC News-2019-4-3:8:5:1

DNA Is Solving Dozens of Cold Cases. Sometimes It’s Too Late for Justice.

Like many other decades-old cases, the 1973 killings of a Montana couple were finally solved using DNA and genealogy technology. But the suspect in the case had died in 2003.

From the NYTimes News-2019-4-1:20:6:1

Fossil Site Reveals Day That Meteor Hit Earth and, Maybe, Wiped Out Dinosaurs

A jumble of entombed plants and creatures offers a vivid glimpse of the apocalypse that all but ended life 66 million years ago.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-29:20:6:2

Chicxulub asteroid impact: Stunning fossils record dinosaurs' demise

Remarkable specimens shed light on the minutes and hours following the Earth-changing asteroid strike.

From the BBC News-2019-3-29:20:6:1

Scientists to study relocated red squirrels' hair

The analysis could provide information on the animals genetics and the diseases that affect them.

From the BBC News-2019-3-29:8:5:2

Killer frog disease 'part of Earth's sixth mass extinction'

A fungus that kills amphibians is responsible for the biggest loss of nature from a single disease.

From the BBC News-2019-3-29:8:5:1

At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.

Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-28:14:6:1

'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way

British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.

From the BBC News-2019-3-25:14:6:1

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

From the BBC News-2019-3-24:8:5:1

Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage

The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-21:20:6:1

Chop Up a Worm. It Will Regenerate. Scientists Figured Out Why.

Researchers identified the master control gene that enables worms to grow a new body, capturing the imagination of some humans looking for a fresh start.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-20:20:6:1

DNA and a Coincidence Lead to Arrest in 1999 Double Murder in Alabama

For 19 years, police were unable to identify the person who fatally shot two 17-year-olds. Then they turned to the technique used in the Golden State Killer case.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-19:8:5:1

Ancient migration transformed Spain's DNA

A migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic make-up of Iberia, a new DNA study reveals.

From the BBC News-2019-3-15:8:5:1

Matter: The Story of the Iberian Peninsula, Told in DNA

With an analysis of nearly 300 skeletons from various periods, scientists are peering into human prehistory in the region.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-14:20:6:1

A Dead Baby Was Found in a Ditch in 1981. DNA Helped Charge the Mother With Murder.

A cold case in Sioux Falls, S.D., was given new impetus after detectives employed DNA technology and genealogy data.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-12:20:6:1

Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.

From the BBC News-2019-3-11:8:5:1

Trilobites: If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together

Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-8:14:6:1

Northern white rhinos: could science save the sub-species?

After the death of the last male northern white rhino, scientists are looking at new ways to revive the sub-species on the brink of extinction.

From the BBC News-2019-3-3:20:6:1

Matter: One Twin Committed the Crime — but Which One? A New DNA Test Can Finger the Culprit

A handful of criminal prosecutions have stalled because DNA tests cannot distinguish between suspects who are twins. Then scientists decided to create one.

From the NYTimes News-2019-3-1:14:6:1

Trilobites: How the Icefish Got Its Transparent Blood and See-Through Skull

Research shows how the Antarctic blackfin icefish differs from its close relatives on the genetic level.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-28:20:6:1

Matter: DNA Gets a New — and Bigger — Genetic Alphabet

DNA is spelled out with four letters, or bases. Researchers have now built a system with eight. It may hold clues to the potential for life elsewhere in the universe and could also expand our capacity to store digital data on Earth

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-21:20:6:1

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-21:14:6:1

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-16:8:5:1

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

From the BBC News-2019-2-15:20:6:1

Basics: Everywhere in the Animal Kingdom, Followers of the Milky Way

As scientists learn more about milk’s evolution and compositional variations, they are redefining what used to be a signature characteristic of mammals.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-11:20:6:1

The Patient Had Bone Cancer. The Diagnosis Arrived 240 Million Years Too Late.

The fossil of an ancient animal teaches a sad lesson: Cancer has been around for a very, very long time.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-7:14:6:1

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.

From the BBC News-2019-2-7:8:5:1

When did the kangaroo hop? Scientists have the answer

According to new fossils, the origin of the famous kangaroo gait goes back 20 million years.

From the BBC News-2019-2-6:8:5:1

How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved For Battle

In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-5:8:5:2

ScienceTake: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and Furious Beak

Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-5:8:5:1

FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I.

The direct-to-consumer testing site quietly agreed last year to help federal investigators solve rapes and murders. The arrangement was not disclosed until last week.

From the NYTimes News-2019-2-4:20:6:1

Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species

You could be unwittingly eating sharks that are on the brink of extinction, a study suggests.

From the BBC News-2019-1-31:8:5:1

Trilobites: Searching for the Genetic Underpinnings of Morning Persons and Night Owls

Researchers identified hundreds of gene variations that may be connected to when people go to bed.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-30:14:6:1

Trilobites: Seeking Superpowers in the Axolotl Genome

The smiling salamanders can regrow most of their body parts, so researchers are building improved maps of their DNA.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-29:8:5:1

GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer

Researchers have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs which contain drugs that fight cancer.

From the BBC News-2019-1-27:20:6:1

These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them.

Success against sickle-cell would be “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-27:8:5:1

Neanderthals 'could kill at a distance'

Neanderthals produced weapons that could kill from 20m away, a new study claims.

From the BBC News-2019-1-25:8:5:1

Why we still underestimate the Neanderthals

Evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit our assumptions about the Neanderthals.

From the BBC News-2019-1-24:20:6:1

Trilobites: And You Thought the Platypus Was Odd

“When I first saw it, I just said ‘What?!’ and didn’t speak for a while,” said one of the researchers who studied the fossils of a prehistoric marine reptile.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-24:14:6:1

How to Stop Rogue Gene-Editing of Human Embryos?

Some U.S. researchers knew of a Chinese scientist’s intentions to implant edited embryos but were unable to stop him. Now scientific institutions are trying to devise global safeguards.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-23:20:6:1

Dippy the dinosaur arrives in Scotland

The famous replica skeleton, usually displayed at London's Natural History Museum, goes on show in Glasgow.

From the BBC News-2019-1-22:14:6:1

TRENDING: Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

For more and more people, learning about their genetic makeup is just the first step. The second is heading to the airport so they can explore their roots in person.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-22:14:6:2

He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.

From the BBC News-2019-1-22:8:5:1

Fossil shark named after 80s video game

The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.

From the BBC News-2019-1-21:14:6:1

Scientist Who Edited Babies’ Genes Is Likely to Face Charges in China

A Chinese government investigation found that He Jiankui had “seriously violated” state regulations by altering human embryos.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-21:8:5:1

Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’

With Rapid DNA machines, genetic fingerprinting could become as routine as the old-fashioned kind. But forensic experts see a potential for misuse.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-21:8:5:2

Orca Calf Offers Hope for a Fading Group in the Pacific Northwest

The newborn killer whale, called L124, looks healthy. But its family is still in danger of extinction.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-17:20:6:1

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-17:8:5:1

The coffees you've never heard of which face extinction

Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2019-1-16:20:6:1

Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks

In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-12:8:5:1

How Astounding Saw the Future

Tracing the evolution of the mid-20th-century magazine whose pages gave rise to the genre of science fiction.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-10:20:6:1

Peter Meldrum, Who Lost a Fight to Patent Genes, Dies at 71

He led Myriad Genetics, whose patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, associated with breast cancer, were invalidated by the Supreme Court.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-9:20:6:1

Feature: How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be?

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-9:8:5:2

'New' apple and pear varieties found in Wales

About 200 trees were DNA-tested to find and preserve unrecorded varieties unique to Wales.

From the BBC News-2019-1-9:8:5:1

Trilobites: Giant Fungus Is Older, Bigger and Rarely Mutates

New genetic analysis shows that an underground parasitic mold in Michigan is about 2,500 years old and has a low mutation rate.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-8:14:6:1

Trilobites: An Elephant-Size Relative of Mammals That Grazed Alongside Dinosaurs

Paleontologists believed dicynodonts died out as dinosaurs conquered the world, but fossils found in Poland suggest they survived millions of years more.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-4:14:6:1

Genetically modified 'shortcut' boosts plant growth by 40%

Scientists overcome a natural restriction in plants that could boost yields from important food crops.

From the BBC News-2019-1-3:20:6:1

Edinburgh scientists discover mammoth secret in ivory DNA

Researchers at Edinburgh Zoo have found woolly mammoth DNA inside ivory trinkets from the illegal trade.

From the BBC News-2019-1-3:20:6:2

Judith Rich Harris, Who Played Down the Role of Parents, Dies at 80

It’s not that parents don’t matter in how their child turns out, she said, but genes and their peer groups play a greater role.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-1:20:6:1

‘Genesis 2.0’ Review: How to Clone a Mammoth

Is it possible to bring back the mammoth? The documentary “Genesis 2.0” investigates.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-1:8:5:2

James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race

The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s right, a new documentary finds.

From the NYTimes News-2019-1-1:8:5:1

How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India

Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.

From the BBC News-2018-12-31:8:5:1

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

A reluctant evolution is taking place in residential drug treatment for opioid addiction. Here’s a look at one center’s wary shift.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-29:14:6:1

World's rarest bird gets new home in Madagascar

Conservationists hope to save a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard from extinction.

From the BBC News-2018-12-28:14:6:1

Matter: ‘Spirits Won’t Rest’: DNA Links Ancient Bones to Living Aboriginal Australians

Museums around the world hold the remains of Aboriginal Australians, many of them stolen. Now geneticists may have found a way to return the bones to their homes.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-19:20:6:2

Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group

They've blocked bridges, held die-ins and closed roads - all in the name of stopping climate change.

From the BBC News-2018-12-19:20:6:1

Trilobites: Feathers and Fur Fly Over Pterosaur Fossil Finding

An analysis of two fossils would push back the origins of feathers by about 70 million years, but more specimens may be needed for confirmation.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-17:20:6:1

Hastings dinosaur footprints exposed by cliff erosion

Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least seven species have been uncovered.

From the BBC News-2018-12-17:14:6:2

Pterosaurs: Fur flies over feathery fossils

The flying reptiles had feathers, and looked like brown bats with fuzzy wings, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2018-12-17:14:6:1

Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-13:20:6:1

Matter: Narrower Skulls, Oblong Brains: How Neanderthal DNA Still Shapes Us

Two genes inherited from our evolutionary cousins may affect skull shape and brain size even today. What that means for human behavior is a mystery.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-13:14:6:1

It Could Be the Age of the Chicken, Geologically

With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-11:20:6:1

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

From the BBC News-2018-12-11:14:6:1

MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

Headlines suggest that the genetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-10:8:5:1

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

From the BBC News-2018-12-9:14:6:1

Mission to put millions of hidden fossils online

Museums including Washington's Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.

From the BBC News-2018-12-9:14:6:2

Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-8:8:5:1

Trilobites: The Genes That Make Parrots Into the Humans of the Bird World

Long-lived and clever parrots may be as different genetically from other birds as humans are from other primates.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-7:14:6:2

Matter: The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.

In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-7:14:6:1

Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.

Since releasing the results in October, the ancestry issue clouding her possible presidential campaign has only intensified.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-6:20:6:1

Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin

Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2018-12-5:14:6:1

World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction'

A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.

From the BBC News-2018-12-3:20:6:1

news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

And, so far, they’re just fine. America needs a sober debate about the pros and cons of Crispr instead of a paranoid ban on the technology.

From the NYTimes News-2018-12-1:20:6:1

Aaron Klug, 92, Dies; His 3-D Images of Bodily Molecules Won a Nobel

Born in Lithuania, raised in South Africa and working in Britain, he made large strides in understanding the structure of proteins, DNA and more.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-30:20:6:2

600 Million Years Ago, the First Scavengers Lurked in Dark Ocean Gardens

The bizarre organisms of the Ediacaran Period have long puzzled researchers. Fossil discoveries suggest these ecosystems may have been more complicated than once thought.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-30:20:6:1

As China Seeks Scientific Greatness, Some Say Ethics Are an Afterthought

He Jiankui’s claim to have edited babies’ genes has caused soul-searching in China, where many believe scientists need more ethical supervision.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-30:8:5:2

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.

From the BBC News-2018-11-30:8:5:1

China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes

Officials said it appeared that He Jiankui’s work had broken Chinese law. Scores of scientists have called his conduct unethical.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-29:14:6:1

What Makes That Steer So Big? Cattle’s Mysterious Genes

It also helps to be castrated and live a long time.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-28:20:6:1

Chinese Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes Defends His Work

The scientist, He Jiankui, said at a conference on Wednesday that his actions were safe and ethical. Some of his colleagues seemed unconvinced.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-28:8:5:1

Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies

The researcher, He Jiankui, offered no evidence or data to back up his assertions. If true, some fear the feat could open the door to “designer babies.”

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-26:20:6:1

Humans 'off the hook' for African mammal extinction

New research disputes a theory that early humans helped wipe out many large mammals that once roamed Africa.

From the BBC News-2018-11-22:14:6:1

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Did We Get to Be Human?

Evolution did not draw a straight line from early hominins to modern humans. At one point, we shared the planet with a number of near-relatives.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-20:8:5:1

Sigrid Johnson Was Black. A DNA Test Said She Wasn’t.

The surge in popularity of services like 23andMe and Ancestry means that more and more people are unearthing long-buried connections and surprises in their ancestry.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-19:8:5:1

A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great

A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-12:20:6:2

Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed

A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.

From the BBC News-2018-11-12:20:6:1

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Thesis Fetch More Than $1 Million at Auction

Bids far exceeded expectations at the Christie’s auction, which also included items that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-9:8:5:1

Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

Three new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the migration of prehistoric humans throughout the Western Hemisphere.

From the NYTimes News-2018-11-8:20:6:1

Revealed: The secret of the poet's daffodil

The DNA secrets of a flower thought to have inspired a Greek legend have been cracked by scientists.

From the BBC News-2018-11-5:8:5:1

How to save trees from extinction

The world is losing plants at an unprecedented rate with around one in five thought to be at risk of extinction. The race is on to store back-up copies in seed banks.

From the BBC News-2018-11-3:14:6:1

'Test tube trees': An insurance policy against extinction?

Why trees grown in test tubes could be the answer to preserving the world's forests for the future.

From the BBC News-2018-11-3:8:5:1

DNA project to decode 'all complex life' on Earth

Scientists set out to read the DNA of 1.5 million species, starting a "new chapter in biology".

From the BBC News-2018-11-1:14:6:1

World's longest DNA sequence decoded

A team of UK scientists have claimed the record for decoding the world's longest DNA sequence.

From the BBC News-2018-10-31:14:6:1

Trilobites: Deer Antlers Couldn’t Grow So Fast Without These Genes

Studying the genes that let deer quickly regrow their antlers could one day lead to treatments for people who suffer bone ailments like osteoporosis.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-31:8:5:1

Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds

A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.

From the BBC News-2018-10-29:20:6:1

Splosh! How the dinosaur-killing asteroid made its crater

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck Earth, it made billions of tonnes of rock move like a fluid.

From the BBC News-2018-10-25:20:6:1

Divide and Preserve: Reclassifying Tigers to Help Save Them From Extinction

Are there many subspecies of tiger, or only two? A correct accounting is the only way to preserve what is left of the animal’s genetic diversity, some scientists say.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-25:14:6:1

Stephen Hawking Auction: Bid on an Invitation to a 2009 Party You Might Not Be Late For

Starting on Oct. 31, Christie’s is auctioning 52 items that belonged to Dr. Hawking, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-23:20:6:1

Brazil museum fire: Prized 'Luzia' fossil skull recovered

It was feared that Luzia, a 12,000-year-old fossil, had been totally lost in the Brazil fire.

From the BBC News-2018-10-23:8:5:1

'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction

Overgrown mice are killing millions of chicks on the remote Gough Island in the South Atlantic.

From the BBC News-2018-10-21:20:6:1

Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire

The museum director said that 80 percent of the fossil had been found after a huge fire ripped through the National Museum last month.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-21:8:5:1

Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’

In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-19:14:6:1

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

From the BBC News-2018-10-19:8:5:1

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

From the BBC News-2018-10-19:8:5:2

‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous

It’s hard to find material online countering white supremacists’ claims that genetic research backs their beliefs up. I wanted to find out why.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-18:20:6:1

Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew

A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-18:14:6:1

Scientists Catch Rare Glimpses of the Endangered Vaquita

An expedition in the Gulf of California yielded photographs and video of a species nearing extinction.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-17:14:6:1

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-17:8:5:1

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.

From the BBC News-2018-10-16:20:6:2

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.

From the BBC News-2018-10-16:20:6:1

Thomas A. Steitz, 78, Dies; Illuminated a Building Block of Life

A Nobel laureate, he discovered the structure of a huge molecule crucial to translating genetic information into the proteins that make up living matter.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-16:14:6:4

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases

A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-16:14:6:3

Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?

The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-16:14:6:1

The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.

Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-16:14:6:2

The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.

From the BBC News-2018-10-16:8:5:1

Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

From the BBC News-2018-10-11:20:6:1

One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk

The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack.

From the BBC News-2018-10-9:8:5:1

A Mysterious Fossil Points to the Origins of Lizards and Snakes

The ancestors of today’s squamates were lost in time. Now paleontologists have identified the earliest known example: Meet Megachirella.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-8:14:6:1

Trilobites: Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket

You may have never eaten a groundcherry, but with common gene-editing techniques it and other fruits may be more easily domesticated.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-5:20:6:1

Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life

Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-5:14:6:2

Trilobites: Hidden Stories of Chinese Migration and Culture Found in Giant Genetic Study

Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-5:14:6:1

Matter: Deep in Human DNA, a Gift From the Neanderthals

The Neanderthals probably infected modern humans with viruses, perhaps even an ancient form of H.I.V. But our extinct relatives also gave us genetic defenses.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-4:14:6:1

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to a Woman for the Fifth Time in History

Frances H. Arnold was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work conducting the directed evolution of enzymes.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-3:20:6:1

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Is Awarded to 3 Scientists for Using Evolution in Design of Molecules

Frances H. Arnold of the U.S. received half the prize, while her compatriot George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter of Britain shared the other half.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-3:8:5:1

Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

The groundbreaking treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s own cells to fight leukemia turned lethal in one patient, reversing his remission.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-1:14:6:2

Nonfiction: The Bizarre Tale of the ‘Dinosaur Artist’ Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils

Paige Williams tells a panoramic story that has, at its center, a man who tried to sell a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton from Mongolia.

From the NYTimes News-2018-10-1:14:6:1

Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

From the BBC News-2018-9-25:8:5:1

Giving Malaria a Deadline

With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-24:14:6:2

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

From the BBC News-2018-9-24:14:6:1

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

From the BBC News-2018-9-20:20:6:1

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

From the BBC News-2018-9-20:8:5:1

Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-19:20:6:1

Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, 96, Who Tracked Genes Through History, Dies

Before 23andMe and, he did groundbreaking work exploring how genes reveal where people come from and whom they’re related to.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-19:14:6:1

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.

From the NYTimes News-2018-9-18:14:6:1