Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

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

By James Gallagher | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: genetics cancer dna 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 | Dec. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: archaeology genetics dna

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

By Rebecca Morelle | Nov. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: ash-dieback trees genetics

Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: botswana genetics human-evolution fossils

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

By James Gallagher | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: genetics dna medical-research

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.

BBC Science News | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment genetics food

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

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

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals endangered-species genetics fossils conservation amphibians zoological-society-of-london

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

Scientists discover the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: archaeology genetics agriculture

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.

By Helen Briggs | June 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: archaeology genetics

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