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

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genetics trees ash-dieback

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: genetics human-evolution fossils botswana

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