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
March 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: gender animals genetics sex conservation

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
March 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~9 mins   

Tags: racism genetics

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
March 5, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: genetics insects conservation

Red pandas are two species, not one

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

By Helen Briggs
Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: nepal genetics china pandas conservation

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

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