From slot machines to data encryption, many fields need true random numbers. Now researchers have generated them using DNA synthesis for the first time.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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Darwin's theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability "energy code"—so-called "molecular Darwinism"—say scientists.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~4 min
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DNA in animal feces could help researchers get a picture of an entire ecosystem and the secondary effects of extinction or invasive species.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research sheds light the bond between dogs and people. "We note a clear link between the movement of people and the introduction of a new type of dogs."
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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New research indicates rapid evolution in some great ape Y chromosomes, but not others. The scientists wonder if mating habits are why.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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"It's extremely challenging to image the forces of a living cell at a high resolution." Scientists compare their luminescent DNA method to fireflies.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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A study with chickens from Tibet shows that organisms have a kind of "memory" of their ancestral homes that makes adaptation to environmental change easier.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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