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

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

DNA project to decode 'all complex life' on Earth

Scientists set out to read the DNA of 1.5 million species, starting a "new chapter in biology".

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Nov. 1, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation genome hinxton

Gene editing is GM, says European Court - BBC News

The European Court of Justice has ruled that altering living things using the relatively new technique of genome editing counts as genetic engineering.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 25, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  genetics  genome  genetic-engineering  genetically-modified-crops  european-court-of-justice

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