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Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists


A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-23:20:6:1




Review: In ‘Food Evolution,’ Scientists Strike Back


Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary gives G.M.O. opponents their say, but leaves the last word to food technologists, who insist on reviewing the data.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-22:20:6:1




Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states


The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

From the BBC News-2017-6-22:8:5:1




The power of a billion: India's genomics revolution


Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

From the BBC News-2017-6-21:20:6:1




Explorer: In the Footsteps of Charles Darwin


A land-based vacation in the Galápagos offers snorkeling, cave exploration, mountain hikes, tortoises and, sometimes, a little mystery.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-20:8:5:1




Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'


A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

From the BBC News-2017-6-19:20:6:1




Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club


Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen's birthday list.

From the BBC News-2017-6-16:20:6:1




Matter: Scientists Discover a Key to a Longer Life in Male DNA


Researchers have found a genetic mutation linked to longer life span — but only in men. It joins a very short list of gene variants with similar effects.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-16:14:6:1




Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors


The drug, Keytruda, is the first approved for patients with tumors with a particular genetic signature, wherever they appear in the body.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-8:20:6:1




'Oldest Homo sapiens' found


Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised.

From the BBC News-2017-6-7:20:6:1




Matter: Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species


Newly discovered fossils indicate Homo sapiens were present in Africa 300,000 years ago, scientists reported. Until now, the earliest evidence dated back just 195,000 years.

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-7:14:6:2




'First of our kind' found in Morocco


Fossils of modern humans uncovered in north Africa are at least 300,000 years old.

From the BBC News-2017-6-7:14:6:1




How a Galápagos Bird Lost the Ability to Fly


Scientists have identified the genes that led to the Galápagos cormorant becoming Earth-bound

From the NYTimes News-2017-6-1:20:6:1




The Last Animals - fighting to save animals from extinction


Kate Brooks' documentary focuses on individuals trying to save animals from extinction.

From the BBC News-2017-6-1:8:5:1




Challenging Mainstream Thought About Beauty’s Big Hand in Evolution


Are aesthetic judgments about mates invariably tied to traits we see as adaptive and worth passing on? Or, does beauty just ‘happen’?

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-29:20:6:1




Trilobites: Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of Itself


A fish was discovered carrying genes only from its father, a result of a rare phenomenon called androgenesis never before documented in vertebrates.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-26:14:6:1




Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs


Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-24:20:6:2




ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species


Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-24:20:6:1




The DNA detective


A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

From the BBC News-2017-5-23:8:5:1




Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space


Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-22:20:6:1




Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence


The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-22:14:6:1




Trilobites: Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous Plants


A new study identifies the evolutionary refinements that gave rise to floating, rootless plants that can trap and digest, like super-fast Venus flytraps.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-19:20:6:1




Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease


Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

From the BBC News-2017-5-16:14:6:1




The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches


A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps one day give rise to new drugs.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-16:8:5:2




Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'


A fishing ban extension is said to be the best hope for the world's most endangered marine species.

From the BBC News-2017-5-16:8:5:1




‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta


The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, is putting on display the best-preserved fossil of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur ever found.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-13:8:5:1




New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers


Many consumers will soon have a better sense of their risk for Alzheimer’s and other debilitating conditions. Insurers will have no way of knowing.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-12:20:6:2




Trilobites: A Gene Mystery: How Are Rats With No Y Chromosome Born Male?


The cells of Japan’s Amami spiny rat have unusual sexual flexibility, a possible clue to how the animal differentiates into female and male sexes, new research suggests.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-12:20:6:1




Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats - study


Two big cats including the African lion are most at risk from extinction due to loss of prey, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-5-11:14:6:1




A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say


A serendipitous experiment in mice suggests that patients with a mutated gene are more susceptible if they harbor certain types of bacteria.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-10:20:6:1




Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed


The fossil of a hatchling dinosaur dubbed Baby Louie is recognised as a new species of feathered dinosaur.

From the BBC News-2017-5-10:8:5:1




Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered


The creature's shell made a 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor 150 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2017-5-8:20:6:1




Jurassic animal found on Skye 'fed milk to young'


A fossil found on Skye of the early mammal suggests it had a set of milk teeth, say palaeontologists.

From the BBC News-2017-5-4:8:5:1




Rare Russian tiger returns to the wild


Amur tigers were nearly driven to extinction, but conservation work in Russia is helping them bouncing back slowly.

From the BBC News-2017-5-3:20:6:1




Fossil sheds light on 'Jurassic Park' dinosaurs


A fossil kept in storage in a museum for decades turns out to that of a new species, say researchers.

From the BBC News-2017-5-2:8:5:2




Secrets of tea plant revealed by science


Botanists unlock the genetic workings of the tea plant, in a move that could improve flavour.

From the BBC News-2017-5-2:8:5:1




DNA of extinct humans found in caves


The DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediment in caves - even in the absences of skeletal remains.

From the BBC News-2017-4-28:14:6:1




Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators


Modern genetic tools have provided new details of how domestication changes animals as they become entwined with humans.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-27:20:6:2




No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt


With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-27:20:6:1




'Fossil' groundwater's modern secret


The deepest and oldest waters on Earth are not immune from contamination, warn scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-4-26:14:6:1




'World's oldest fungus' raises evolution questions


Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.

From the BBC News-2017-4-25:8:5:1




DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results


Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-23:8:5:1




Meet Three Scientists Ready to March


Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-22:8:5:1




Matter: Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes


A groundbreaking study has found that genetic variations in mice are linked to parental care and monogamy, the first time such a link has been found in mammals.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-19:14:6:1




Trilobites: A Dinosaur Cousin’s Crocodile Ankles Surprise Paleontologists


The features of 245-million-year-old Teleocrater fossils may help fill in our understanding of how dinosaurs evolved.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-13:8:5:1




Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc


A new fossil suggests an early relative of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators.

From the BBC News-2017-4-12:14:6:1




Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science


The authors say the research can be applied to other structures, such as DNA.

From the BBC News-2017-4-12:8:5:1




F.D.A. Will Allow 23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers


Lifting an earlier moratorium, the agency said the company could report the risks for 10 diseases under certain controls.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-6:20:6:2




Trilobites: A Genetic Oddity May Give Octopuses and Squids Their Smarts


Unlike other organisms, coleoid cephalopods make extensive use of RNA editing, which could slow their evolution but may make their behavior more complex than other invertebrates.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-6:20:6:1




Take a Number: What Makes a City Ant? Maybe Just 100 Years of Evolution


A century or so of evolution may have allowed tiny acorn ants to thrive in a warm, urban environment.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-3:14:6:2




Do Seas Make Us Sick? Surfers May Have the Answer


Researchers are studying the effects of antibiotic-resistant genes in the oceans.

From the NYTimes News-2017-4-3:14:6:1




How the mouse came to live alongside humans


The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

From the BBC News-2017-3-28:8:5:1




Fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'


Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

From the BBC News-2017-3-27:8:5:1




British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment


Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

From the BBC News-2017-3-24:8:5:1




Paleo artist


An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

From the BBC News-2017-3-23:8:5:1




Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'


Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.

From the BBC News-2017-3-22:14:6:1




Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne


The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

From the BBC News-2017-3-22:8:5:2




Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'


Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

From the BBC News-2017-3-22:8:5:3




Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough


The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

From the BBC News-2017-3-22:8:5:1




Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans


A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-3-21:14:6:1




'Oldest plants on Earth' discovered


The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence.

From the BBC News-2017-3-14:20:6:1




Trilobites: A Start Date for the Bison Invasion of North America


The serendipitous discovery of a fossil in northern Canada suggests that the furry, horned beasts crossed over from Asia more than 130,000 years ago.

From the NYTimes News-2017-3-13:20:6:1




How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story


Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have used superfast computers to reorganize the raw notes that formed “On the Origin of Species.”

From the NYTimes News-2017-3-13:14:6:1




DNA provides window into early Aboriginal history


Scientists use hair to locate where distinct groups lived in Australia up to 50,000 years ago.

From the BBC News-2017-3-9:14:6:2




Oldest croc eggs discovered in dinosaur nest


The oldest crocodilian eggs known to science have been discovered in the cliffs of western Portugal.

From the BBC News-2017-3-9:14:6:1




Matter: How Did Aborigines Get to Australia? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery


Scientists used a genetic test to discover that the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived 50,000 years ago and spread along the coastlines.

From the NYTimes News-2017-3-8:14:6:2




New insight into secret lives of Neanderthals


Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth.

From the BBC News-2017-3-8:14:6:1




The Woolly Mammoth’s Last Stand


A new study shows how an endangered or declining species may result in an irreversible genetic meltdown.

From the NYTimes News-2017-3-2:20:6:2




DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out


The last woolly mammoths were wracked with genetic disease and had a strange shiny coat, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-3-2:20:6:1




Matter: Scientists Say Canadian Bacteria Fossils Are Earth’s Oldest


Ancient rocks have yielded tiny fossil-like formations up to 4.2 billion years old, researchers reported. But some experts are skeptical.

From the NYTimes News-2017-3-1:14:6:2




First evidence of life on Earth 'found'


Researchers discover fossils of what may be some of earliest living organisms.

From the BBC News-2017-3-1:14:6:1




'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like


Lasers reveal invisible details of the shape of a feathered dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2017-3-1:8:5:1




Trilobites: In an Ancient Burial Place, 3 Centuries of One Woman’s Descendants


A study of DNA from 14 bodies in a burial site in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon found a matrilineal link, raising questions about a society’s structure.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-24:14:6:1




GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh


Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

From the BBC News-2017-2-17:14:6:1




Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest


A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades agao may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-16:20:6:1




Harvard and M.I.T. Scientists Win Gene-Editing Patent Fight


The ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-15:20:6:1




Human Gene Editing Receives Science Panel’s Support


Pressed by controversial, advancing technology, an influential committee laid out the conditions under which human embryos might be engineered with heritable traits.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-14:14:6:2




First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative


Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

From the BBC News-2017-2-14:14:6:1




Conflicting Views on a Wider Police Use of DNA


At a public meeting, experts shared their views on whether investigators should be able to study the DNA of relatives of crime suspects.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-11:8:5:1




Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past'


A quarter of Europe's cricket and grasshopper species are being driven to extinction, say experts.

From the BBC News-2017-2-9:20:6:1




Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study


The way orangutans communicate could shed light on humans' first words.

From the BBC News-2017-2-8:20:6:1




Quinoa genome could see 'super-food' prices tumble


Scientists say that decoding the quinoa genome could cut the cost of this nutritious but underutilised crop.

From the BBC News-2017-2-8:14:6:1




Norfolk beach rhino fossil revealed by storm surge


The rhino found on a Norfolk beach dates back about 700,000 years.

From the BBC News-2017-2-6:14:6:1




Why aren't we gene editing people to be my size?


Kiruna Stamell, who has dwarfism, explains her problem with gene editing.

From the BBC News-2017-2-3:8:5:1




Trilobites: Finding the Speed of Evolution in a Study of Bird Beaks


Much of the variety in the bills of today’s birds evolved long ago, very quickly, a study found, yet bill evolution didn’t slow down over time.

From the NYTimes News-2017-2-1:20:6:1




How birds of a feather evolved together


Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.

From the BBC News-2017-2-1:14:6:1




New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead


A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.

From the BBC News-2017-2-1:8:5:1




'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China


Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

From the BBC News-2017-2-1:8:5:2




'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery


Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.

From the BBC News-2017-1-31:14:6:1




Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights


An unsolved Queens killing has led to calls for widening DNA searches to include relatives of possible suspects. But the method, a frontier in forensic science, has critics.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-27:20:6:2




A Genetic Fix to Put the Taste Back in Tomatoes


University of Florida scientists say they have found a recipe that would return flavor that has been lost through breeding of modern hybrids.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-27:20:6:1




Australia's 'fairy possum' faces uncertain future


A tiny possum, an emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2017-1-27:14:6:1




Trilobites: 6 Million Years Ago, Otters the Size of Wolves Roamed China’s Wetlands


Fossils of the extinct relative of modern-day otters suggest that it was six feet long, and it had jaws that could possibly crack through shellfish.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-25:20:6:1




Extra letters added to bug genetic code


Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".

From the BBC News-2017-1-24:14:6:1




Basics: Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized


Daniel Kronauer’s transgenic ants offer scientists the chance to explore the evolution of animal societies — and, perhaps, our own.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-23:20:6:1




Trilobites: Tasmanian Tigers’ Brains Yield Clues Long After Extinction


The last thylacine died in a zoo in 1936, but neural scans of preserved specimens revealed that they may have been more intelligent than previously believed.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-20:20:6:1




A Conversation With: What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises


Genes inherited from Neanderthals may have made some modern humans heartier, but also more prone to depression and other diseases.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-20:8:5:1




Primates facing 'extinction crisis'


Primates are facing an extinction crisis, according to researchers who have found that 60% of species are under threat.

From the BBC News-2017-1-18:20:6:1




DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance


A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.

From the BBC News-2017-1-18:14:6:1




Matter: Almost Two-Thirds of Primate Species Near Extinction, Scientists Find


From gorillas to gibbons, a wide-ranging survey finds that the world’s primates are in steep decline.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-18:14:6:2




IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple


A technique designed to help parents affected by genetic disorders is used to tackle infertility.

From the BBC News-2017-1-18:8:5:1




Last man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, has died


Documentary maker reflects on the life of astronaut Gene Cernan, following his death.

From the BBC News-2017-1-17:8:5:1




Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82


US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.

From the BBC News-2017-1-16:20:6:1




Q&A: Born to Be an Ear Wiggler?


Some people can control their auricular muscles to move the ear slightly but to a noticeable extent, an ability that seems to have a genetic basis.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-16:14:6:1




Oliver Smithies, Tinkerer Who Transformed Genetics and Won a Nobel, Dies at 91


Dr. Smithies discovered a powerful tool for identifying the roles of individual genes in health and disease.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-12:8:5:1




Trilobites: Finding a Home on the Tree of Life for a Tentacled Ice Cream Cone With a Lid


After analyzing more than 1,500 hyolith fossils, researchers concluded they are most closely related to present-day brachiopods, not mollusks.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-11:14:6:2




Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life


Scientists say they have solved the mystery surrounding a sea creature that lived more than 500 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2017-1-11:14:6:1




Dr. Peter Nowell, Who Helped Transform Cancer Research, Dies at 88


Dr. Nowell and a colleague discovered the first genetic defect proven to cause cancer, which led to major advances by other scientists decades later.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-11:8:5:1




These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’


Gene editing, which does not add genes from other organisms into plants, is done with new tools that snip and tweak DNA at precise locations.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-9:20:6:2




Basics: A Family’s Shared Defect Sheds Light on the Human Genome


The genome is divided into thousands of ‘neighborhoods,’ or TADs, scientists are finding. Breaching the borders can have deadly consequences.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-9:20:6:1




Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia


The discovery suggests that the nightshade family of plants, which includes tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, has been around much longer than was previously thought.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-9:14:6:1




Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows


Scientists discover a 'clear signal' of urbanisation in the evolution of organisms around the globe.

From the BBC News-2017-1-6:20:6:1




Fossil fruit from 52 million years ago revealed


Fossils of ancient plants shed light on how the family that includes crops such as potatoes evolved.

From the BBC News-2017-1-5:20:6:1




Synthego Raises $41 Million From Investors, Including a Top Biochemist


The genetic engineering start-up’s round includes the participation of Jennifer A. Doudna, who helped pioneer a technique that made altering DNA easier.

From the NYTimes News-2017-1-4:8:5:1




Trilobites: Cheetahs in Danger of Extinction, Researchers Say


A drop in their numbers has prompted an international team to call for changing the animal’s status from vulnerable to endangered.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-30:14:6:1




Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says


Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

From the BBC News-2016-12-27:8:5:1




Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes


A new study estimates there are just 7,100 now left in the wild as they face growing conflict with humans.

From the BBC News-2016-12-26:20:6:1




Ash tree genome sequenced for first time


UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.

From the BBC News-2016-12-26:14:6:1




Trilobites: Cold Tolerance Among Inuit May Come From Extinct Human Relatives


Gene variants that might give Inuit in Greenland more heat-generating fat matches up with DNA found in Denisovans, an extinct group of ancient humans.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-23:8:5:2




Some young dinosaurs shed teeth, say experts


Some dinosaurs shed their teeth as they grew up, according to fossil evidence.

From the BBC News-2016-12-23:8:5:1




Fossil footprints tell story of human origins


Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania.

From the BBC News-2016-12-14:8:5:1




Nickel clue to 'dinosaur killer' asteroid


Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.

From the BBC News-2016-12-13:8:5:1




Trilobites: Rapid Evolution Saved This Fish From Pollution, Study Says


Distinct populations of Atlantic killifish developed adaptations that helped them survive in waters tainted by toxic leftovers of industrial manufacturing.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-9:14:6:2




100 million year old dinosaur tail is discovered


Scientists have found a 100 million year old dinosaur tail trapped in amber.

From the BBC News-2016-12-9:14:6:1




Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail


A Chinese paleontologist’s discovery in an amber market is offering new insights into the evolution of feathers.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-8:20:6:2




Giraffes added to vulnerable list


Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.

From the BBC News-2016-12-8:20:6:1




Giraffes, Towering and Otherworldly, Are ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction


The population of the world’s tallest land mammal has dropped by 40 percent in three decades, a report said.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-8:14:6:2




'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber


The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.

From the BBC News-2016-12-8:14:6:1




Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges


A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.

From the BBC News-2016-12-8:8:5:1




DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains


Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.

From the BBC News-2016-12-7:20:6:1




Human evolution 'not over yet'


The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

From the BBC News-2016-12-5:20:6:1




Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land


Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

From the BBC News-2016-12-5:14:6:1




$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math


The awards went to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians in areas like genetics and string theory.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-5:8:5:1




Sinosphere: Fear, Then Skepticism, Over Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Beijing Smog


Researchers did not find live bacteria capable of infecting anyone, despite discovering antibiotic-resistant genetic material in the smog.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-2:8:5:1




Trilobites: Study Suggests 3.2 Million-Year-Old Lucy Spent a Lot of Time in Trees


The bones of the famous fossil were pretty thick, suggesting she had a ratio of strength between her arms and legs more like a chimp than a human.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-30:20:6:1




Where the Police Protect Venus Flytraps


North Carolina is more aggressively protecting the plants, which grow in the wild only in a 75-mile radius near Wilmington, as fears of extinction increase.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-28:8:5:1




Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded


The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.

From the BBC News-2016-11-21:14:6:1




Testing the Limits of Biotech in the Race for a Zika Vaccine


Vaccines usually take a decade or more to develop, but researchers say a Zika vaccine could be available as early as 2018, thanks in part to experimental DNA technology.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-19:8:5:1




Trilobites: Your A.T.M. Is Covered in Microbes, but Mostly Harmless


To researchers, automated teller machines are like miniature laboratories where they can study the DNA of a city.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-18:20:6:1




Trilobites: Drilling Into the Chicxulub Crater, Ground Zero of the Dinosaur Extinction


By studying hills that formed after an asteroid struck the Yucatán Peninsula, researchers found that materials deep in Earth’s crust were brought toward the surface.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-17:20:6:4




With an Eye on Hunger, Scientists See Promise in Genetic Tinkering of Plants


By altering photosynthesis in tobacco, researchers improved the plant’s production, a method they hope will prove successful in food crops.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-17:20:6:3




How to make plants use more sunlight


A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

From the BBC News-2016-11-17:20:6:2




Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow


A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

From the BBC News-2016-11-17:20:6:1




RSPB hails 'remarkable' recovery of threatened cirl bunting


One of the UK's most endangered songbirds is no longer on the brink of extinction, the RSPB says.

From the BBC News-2016-11-17:8:5:1




Seawater's DNA secrets to life in the deep


Sampling DNA from seawater may be one way to check up on ocean life, according to research.

From the BBC News-2016-11-16:20:6:1




Dino-bird fossil had sparkly feathers 'to attract mate '


An extinct bird that lived 120 million years ago had iridescent feathers, probably to attract a mate, fossil evidence shows.

From the BBC News-2016-11-15:8:5:1




Dippy dinosaur's national tour stops announced


The UK's most famous dinosaur skeleton will start its national tour on England's Jurassic Coast.

From the BBC News-2016-11-14:20:6:1




Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased by Healthy Habits, Study Finds


Even people who are at the worst risk can benefit by not smoking, exercising moderately and eating a healthy diet, researchers say.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-13:20:6:1




Global Health: Squirrel Nutkin Could Have Had Leprosy, Study Finds


Genetic analyses of 25 squirrels in Britain showed that they were infected with M. leprae, a cause of leprosy in humans.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-10:20:7:2




Trilobites: A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China


Construction workers dynamiting rock for a new school unearthed the fossil of an “alien-looking” dinosaur.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-10:20:7:1




The dinosaur almost blown to oblivion


Palaeontologist Stephen Brusatte explains the significance of the newly discovered dinosaur fossil that was almost destroyed by dynamite.

From the BBC News-2016-11-10:14:6:2




Unknown dinosaur almost blown to oblivion


A newly discovered species of dinosaur is identified from an extraordinarily complete fossil almost destroyed by dynamite.

From the BBC News-2016-11-10:14:6:1




How dogs became our friends - DNA evidence


Dogs have been dining on human food scraps since the early days of their domestication, a scientific study suggests.

From the BBC News-2016-11-10:8:5:1




Florida polls split on GM mosquitoes


Voters across one Florida county have signalled their approval for releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in a bid to fight Zika.

From the BBC News-2016-11-9:8:5:1




Florida vote on GM mosquito release


Residents in Florida are being asked to vote on a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes on US Election Day.

From the BBC News-2016-11-8:20:6:1




Trilobites: Why You Don’t Have Much Neanderthal DNA in Your Genome


As a large population of modern humans interbred with a smaller number of Neanderthals, natural selection purged Neanderthal DNA from the genomes of their descendants.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-8:20:6:2




Trilobites: After Dinosaur Extinction, Some Insects Recovered More Quickly


Researchers studied fossilized leaves from Patagonia to conclude it took about 4 million years for insects to recover following the Chicxulub asteroid.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-7:14:6:1




Scientists apply for GM wheat trial in UK


Researchers apply for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.

From the BBC News-2016-11-4:8:5:1




DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes


New research suggests chipmunks and a type of mouse evolved stripes early in their evolution, which may have given them an advantage in outwitting predators.

From the BBC News-2016-11-2:14:6:1




Thousands of baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon


Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.

From the BBC News-2016-11-1:14:6:1




Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic


Three-quarters of participants in a new study said obese people should exercise more and eat better, even though science says it’s more complicated than that.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-1:8:5:1




Uncertain Harvest: Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops


Higher yields with less pesticides was the sales pitch for genetically modified seeds. But that has not proved to be the outcome in the United States.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-29:14:6:1




Susan Lindquist, Scientist Who Made Genetic Discoveries Using Yeast, Dies at 67


The conceptually daring work of Dr. Lindquist, a National Medal of Science recipient, opened new paths to understanding Parkinson’s and other diseases.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-29:8:5:1




Trilobites: First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found


An amateur fossil hunter found something that looked like a pebble more than 10 years ago. Turns out, it was a dinosaur brain.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-27:20:6:1




Matter: How the Brown Rat Conquered New York City (and Every Other One, Too)


Brown rats were confined to Asia until 300 years ago, a DNA study found. Then European colonizers helped them take over the world.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-27:14:6:1




H.I.V. Arrived in the U.S. Long Before ‘Patient Zero’


The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-26:14:6:1




Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia


A parrot fossil has been discovered in Siberia - the furthest north these birds have ever been found.

From the BBC News-2016-10-26:8:5:1




Giant dinosaurs 'crossed continents'


Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.

From the BBC News-2016-10-20:14:6:1




Soloneshnoye Journal: Siberian Town Stakes a Claim as Humanity’s Cradle


In a small cave in rural Russia, some scientists say there’s compelling data about evolution and the interbreeding of a variety of early humans.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-19:14:6:1




Trilobites: In Refrigerators, Tomatoes Lose Flavor at the Genetic Level


Once a tomato is picked from the vine, there’s only one thing you can do to preserve its flavor: Keep it out of the fridge.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-17:20:6:2




Where Did the First Farmers Live? Looking for Answers in DNA


Skeletons from ancient settlements in the Near East are providing answers about how agriculture, and society, arose.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-17:20:6:1




Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia


"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".

From the BBC News-2016-10-14:8:5:1




Fossil sheds light on evolution of birdsong


Scientists have reconstructed the "voicebox" of an extinct bird that lived at the time of the dinosaurs - and they say it honked or quacked like a duck.

From the BBC News-2016-10-12:14:6:1




Virus stole poison genes from black widow spider


In a very unusual case of genetic theft, a virus has been caught with a gene that codes for the poison of black widow spiders.

From the BBC News-2016-10-12:14:6:2




Chicxulub 'dinosaur crater' investigation begins in earnest


Scientists begin examining rocks drilled from the crater dug out of Earth's crust by the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs.

From the BBC News-2016-10-11:20:6:1




British 'sea dragon' fossils are 'new to science'


Scientific detective work on fossils collected in Victorian times has identified two new species of ichthyosaurs - the giant sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

From the BBC News-2016-10-6:14:6:1




Allen Roses, Who Upset Common Wisdom on Cause of Alzheimer’s, Dies at 73


Dr. Roses and his colleagues concluded that Alzheimer’s resulted from a gene variation, and he was testing a drug that he hoped would delay symptoms.

From the NYTimes News-2016-10-5:20:6:1




Strange reptile fossil puzzles scientists


A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.

From the BBC News-2016-9-29:14:6:1




Trilobites: In Decades Old Slides, Drops of Blood and Hints of Malaria’s Path


DNA studies help reveal that some malaria strains closely followed the migrations of people: from India to Europe and then from Europe to the Americas.

From the NYTimes News-2016-9-28:20:6:1




New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal


A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

From the BBC News-2016-9-28:14:6:1




Birth of ‘3-Parent Baby’ a Success for Controversial Procedure


Reproductive scientists used genetic material from a donor in addition to that of the couple trying to conceive.

From the NYTimes News-2016-9-27:20:6:1




Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell


Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

From the BBC News-2016-9-27:8:5:1




DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa


Evidence for an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.

From the BBC News-2016-9-21:14:6:1




Matter: A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find


Unprecedented DNA analyses of people in indigenous populations suggests that almost all non-Africans trace their roots to one migration from the continent.

From the NYTimes News-2016-9-21:14:6:2




Meet Earth's indestructible micro-beast


Meet the planet's hardiest animal - the tardigrade - that has just revealed a genetic secret that could help protect human cells.

From the BBC News-2016-9-20:14:6:2




Survival secret of 'earth's hardiest animal' revealed


A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.

From the BBC News-2016-9-20:14:6:1




How Indonesia's rare birds are facing extinction


A BBC team finds rare Java hawks for sale, as environmentalists say more must be done to tackle Indonesia's illegal bird trade.

From the BBC News-2016-9-16:14:6:1




The tortoise that has saved his species from extinction


Diego the tortoise, 100, has fathered around 800 offspring on his native Galapagos Archipelago.

From the BBC News-2016-9-15:8:5:1




Giraffe DNA study identifies four distinct species


A study into the DNA of giraffes reveals they are not one species, but four.

From the BBC News-2016-9-9:8:5:1




Dormice in Britain 'vulnerable to extinction'


Britain's native dormouse has declined by more than a third since the year 2000 according to a new report by wildlife charity, the People's Trust for Endangered Species.

From the BBC News-2016-9-8:20:6:1




Giraffe genetic secret: Four species of tallest mammal identified


It is a famous, gentle giant of the African savannah, but the giraffe's genetics have only just revealed that there is not one species, but four.

From the BBC News-2016-9-8:14:6:1




DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague


DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.

From the BBC News-2016-9-8:8:5:1




Skye's Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled in Edinburgh


The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye is unveiled in Edinburgh.

From the BBC News-2016-9-5:8:5:1




World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland


The find, thought to be layers of sediment packed together by microbial communities living in shallow water, could alter our understanding of how life evolved.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-31:14:6:2




Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils'


Some of the world's earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.

From the BBC News-2016-8-31:14:6:1




DNA sequenced in space for first time


DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time.

From the BBC News-2016-8-30:14:6:2




Tasmanian devil DNA shows signs of cancer fightback


A genetic study uncovers signs that wild Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving to fight back against the infectious face cancer threatening them with extinction.

From the BBC News-2016-8-30:14:6:1




Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'


New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

From the BBC News-2016-8-29:20:6:1




Adopted Koreans, Stymied in Search of Birth Parents, Find Hope in a Cotton Swab


Many are turning to DNA testing after years of frustration with bureaucratic hurdles and flawed records.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-27:20:6:1




Extinct 'lion' named after Attenborough


A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.

From the BBC News-2016-8-26:8:5:1




Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors


Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.

From the BBC News-2016-8-25:8:5:1




Gene Tests Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Chemotherapy, Study Says


Researchers found that nearly half of women with early breast cancer can safely avoid the treatment with little risk of cancer recurring or spreading in five years.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-24:20:6:1




In Florida Keys, Some Worry About ‘Science and Government’ More Than Zika


Officials want to test genetically modified mosquitoes built to blunt the spread of dengue and Zika, but many Key Haven residents fear the experiment more than the viruses.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-24:14:6:1




Trilobites: Ötzi the Iceman’s Patchwork Ensemble


A man who lived 5,300 years ago wore a mix-and-match wardrobe, including a bear fur hat, a sheepskin loincloth and a goat coat, DNA shows.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-22:20:6:1




Trilobites: Some Turtles See Red Better Than You Do


A “red gene” that originated from dinosaurs gives some birds and turtles special color vision, allowing them to see differences in shades that aren’t detectable to humans.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-19:20:6:1




DNA traces origins of Iceman's ragtag wardrobe


A new analysis shows that Oetzi the Iceman's clothes came from at least five species of animal, including a hat of brown bear fur.

From the BBC News-2016-8-18:14:6:1




Genetic Tests for a Heart Disorder Mistakenly Find Blacks at Risk


A study finds that errors were made because earlier research linking genetic traits to illness did not include enough blacks.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-18:8:5:1




New species of fossil dolphin found


Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2016-8-17:14:6:1




Tooth in poo suggests ancient shark ate its young


Scientists find a baby tooth in the fossilised faeces of an extinct shark, suggesting the animals practised filial cannibalism.

From the BBC News-2016-8-11:8:5:1




How Did People Migrate to the Americas? Bison DNA Helps Chart the Way


Two groups of experts generally agree when a gateway from Siberia to North America opened, but not on who used it first.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-10:20:6:1




Trilobites: Vikings Possibly Spread Smooth-Riding Horses Around the World


DNA analysis of ancient horse remains suggests that ambling horses arose in England and Iceland before spreading to the rest of Eurasia.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-10:20:6:2




Piltdown review points decisive finger at forger Dawson


After an eight-year study, researchers conclude that history's most infamous fake fossils were made by one man - the prime suspect, Charles Dawson.

From the BBC News-2016-8-10:14:6:1




DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'


The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.

From the BBC News-2016-8-8:14:6:1




Trilobites: Smoke, Fire and Human Evolution


Figuring out how to make fire was no doubt an evolutionary boon to our ancestors. But it may have led to our smoking habit and the emergence of tuberculosis.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-5:20:6:1




N.I.H. May Fund Human-Animal Stem Cell Research


The agency had banned funding for these kinds of experiments last September, but is reconsidering allowing some under strict conditions.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-5:8:5:1




Trilobites: An Ancient ‘Echo Hunter’ Provides Clues on Whale Evolution


A newly-identified ancient species of whale suggests the water-bound mammals were capable of ultrasonic hearing much earlier than previously known.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-4:14:6:1




Trilobites: Island’s Mammoths May Have Been Thirsty at Their Extinction


Mammoths on Alaska’s St. Paul Island could have faced freshwater problems that could be experienced by island dwellers all over in a warming world.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-1:20:6:1




Gibraltar caves reveal Neanderthals' secrets


The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received UNESCO world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.

From the BBC News-2016-7-31:8:5:1




Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia


One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur

From the BBC News-2016-7-29:8:5:1




Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot


The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

From the BBC News-2016-7-28:14:6:1




Matter: DNA Study Says Only One Kind of Wolf in North America: The Gray Wolf


The finding highlights the shortcomings of laws intended to protect endangered species that don’t take into account research of the evolution of species.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-27:20:6:1




The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Helped Scientists Discover a New Gene Tied to A.L.S.


A social media campaign disparaged by some as “slacktivism” raised $115 million and encouraged research.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-27:20:6:2




How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?


The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

From the BBC News-2016-7-26:20:6:1




Trilobites: Clones of Dolly the Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study Says


Scientists have answered a longstanding question about whether cloned animals age prematurely.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-26:14:6:2




Dolly the sheep's siblings 'healthy'


Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

From the BBC News-2016-7-26:14:6:1




Potsdam Boy’s Murder Case May Hinge on Minuscule DNA Sample From Fingernail


The prosecution may use a cutting-edge method to tie Oral Nicholas Hillary to the killing of Garrett Phillips. The defense says the method is unreliable.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-25:8:5:1




Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information


Government scientists want a million volunteers to share the secrets of their genes and lives for a research project into the causes and cures of disease.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-25:8:5:2




South Africa's great white sharks 'facing extinction'


South Africa's great white shark population is heading for possible extinction‚ after a rapid decline in numbers, say researchers.

From the BBC News-2016-7-20:20:6:1




On the Runway: Fashion That Gets Under the Skin


As we get more obsessed with celebrity and personalization, could DNA-infused clothes be the next big thing?

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-19:20:6:1




Dolly's sisters


Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.

From the BBC News-2016-7-19:8:5:1




Ancient barley DNA gives insight into crop development


An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.

From the BBC News-2016-7-18:14:6:1




DNA sequencer sent to space station


Nasa has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

From the BBC News-2016-7-18:8:5:1




Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, the ‘Mendel of Cancer Genetics,’ Dies at 93


A 1971 theory on the inheritable nature of retinoblastoma in children, proved in 1986, is credited with helping advance the framework of how cancers are studied.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-15:20:6:1




First farmers had diverse origins, DNA shows


Analysis of DNA from some of the world's first farmers shows that they had surprisingly diverse origins.

From the BBC News-2016-7-15:14:6:1




Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex


A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.

From the BBC News-2016-7-14:8:5:1




Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk


People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.

From the BBC News-2016-7-12:14:6:1




Juno Halts Cancer Trial Using Gene-Altered Cells After 3 Deaths


The study was testing the use of genetically engineered cells as a treatment for cancer, which had shown promising earlier results.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-8:8:5:1




Irving Gottesman, Pioneering Psychologist on Schizophrenia, Dies at 85


Dr. Gottesman was perhaps best known for a study of twins that found a genetic link to mental illness, changing how people thought about its origins.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-7:20:6:2




Why Do More Black Women Die of Breast Cancer? A Study Aims to Find Out


Scientist will investigate whether genetic and biological factors, not just lifestyle factors, influence racial disparities.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-7:20:6:1




Sea worm fossil gives clues to 'common ancestor'


Fossils of a sea worm that lived on the ocean floor about 500 million years ago are giving new insights into how early creatures evolved.

From the BBC News-2016-7-6:20:6:1




Ewe win again


In July 1996, scientists in Scotland created the world's first animal cloned from an adult cell

From the BBC News-2016-7-5:20:6:1




Dolly's legacy


What has been the human and scientific impact of cloning since Dolly the sheep's birth in 1996?

From the BBC News-2016-7-5:8:5:1




G.M.O.s in Food? Vermonters Will Know


As of Friday, nearly all food labels in the state must disclose when products include genetically engineered ingredients.

From the NYTimes News-2016-7-2:14:6:1




Stop Bashing G.M.O. Foods, More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Say


The world’s top scientists say opponents of genetically modified foods are standing in the way of nutrition for people around the world.

From the NYTimes News-2016-6-30:20:6:1