Researchers sequenced the genome of 442 Viking Age bone fragments from all over Europe. The Vikings may not have been quite as Nordic as we thought.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: history genomes europe featured science-and-technology society-and-culture vikings
Among deep-sea anglerfishes, tiny males permanently attack to relatively gigantic females. New understanding of this process could benefit human health.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: reproduction fish genomes science-and-technology health-and-medicine sexes immune-systems
The genomes of six living bat species reveals the source of some of their superpowers, including echolocation, flight, and imperviousness to certain deadly viruses.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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A reconstruction of the evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shows its lineage could hold other nasty viruses.
July 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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"We have found the oldest evidence of smallpox. Moreover, it seems to have been surprisingly common as early as in the Viking Age."
July 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research clarifies the throat and belly colors of hybrid warblers. It's plumage that ornithologists have puzzled over for a long time.
July 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: birds genes genomes colors science-and-technology earth-and-environment
A new "coronavirus family tree" has given researchers a better look at how COVID-19 came into Denmark and how it spread domestically.
June 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 genomes viruses social-lives health-and-medicine
A new model could help prevent unintended consequences when researchers use genetic modification on trees for things like biofuel.
April 12, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: trees genomes genetic-engineering wood science-and-technology
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