Gene editing to produce 'super dad' livestock

Modified animals could improve sustainable meat production, but safety and ethical issues remain.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics agriculture genetic-engineering

Genetic impact of colonial-era slave trade revealed in DNA study

The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics united-states colonialism slavery

Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics genome archaeology colombia sailing french-polynesia

DNA study reveals Ireland's age of 'god-kings'

A genetic survey of ancient remains from Ireland reveals the existence of a Stone Age social elite.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: dna genetics genome archaeology republic-of-ireland

Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation gender animals sex

How to argue with a racist: Five myths debunked

Stereotypes and myths about race are not just used by racists. Here's how to debunk five myths.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: genetics racism

Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity'

A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: genetics conservation insects

Red pandas are two species, not one

The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation china nepal pandas

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Scientists said 99% of understanding of cancer was missing until today.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dna genetics cancer medical-research

DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

Ancient DNA extracted from a tooth print in ancient "chewing gum" reveals new clues about our ancestors.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: dna genetics archaeology

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