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

Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

Twin girls had their DNA altered to protect against HIV - but their mutation may increase the risk of an early death.

By James Gallagher | June 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: genetics hiv-aids medical-research

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

By Roland Pease | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: london genetics biology

'Dismantling cancer' reveals weak spots

Research has thrown up 600 new cancer vulnerabilities and each could be the target of a drug.

By James Gallagher | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: genetics cancer breast-cancer medical-research

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