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Tuskless elephants escape poachers, but may evolve new problems

October 22, 2021 1:48 pm

Today, half of Gorongosa’s females are tuskless. The females who survived the war are passing the trait on to their daughters.

Ancient Indonesian woman reshapes views on spread of early humans

October 07, 2021 2:07 pm

The discovery may also offer insights into the origins of Papuans and Indigenous Australian people who share Denisovan DNA.

Scientists reconstruct faces of Egyptian mummies using ancient DNA

October 06, 2021 1:49 pm

Parabon bioinformatician Dr. Janet Cady, who spearheaded the work, said in a release that this new imputation technology can also help study challenging forensic samples.

DNA of a female hunter-gatherer, buried 7,000 years ago in Indonesia, reveals population history of SE Asia

September 24, 2021 4:22 pm

Genetic analyses reveal that the individual shares significant genetic ancestry with the present-day populations of Oceania.

IISER-Bhopal scientists sequence genome of Giloy plant

September 06, 2021 6:27 pm

The availability of Giloy genome will help in bridging the missing link between its genomic and medicinal properties.

Taking the pulse of the ocean’s comb jellies

August 23, 2021 8:26 pm

In a series of tests, the results let them identify 72 ctenophore species via their genetic signatures

Maharashtra set to get three more DNA test machines to help speed up probe in crimes against women, kids

August 18, 2021 8:55 am

The machines, purchased for Rs 3 crores each, have been procured under the Nirbhaya funds issued by the Central government to speed up the process of investigation and gathering of evidence in cases of crimes against women and children.

A plant that ‘cannot die’ reveals its genetic secret

August 02, 2021 1:01 pm

In a warming world, the genetic lessons that Welwitschia has to offer may help humans breed hardier, less thirsty crops.

A famous blue butterfly: Still extinct but more distinct

July 22, 2021 11:04 am

Two other butterflies traditionally believed to be subspecies of the silvery blue butterfly may also be distinct species, and the closest living relatives of the Xerces blue, notes the study.

Just 7 per cent of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

July 19, 2021 7:38 pm

The research draws upon DNA extracted from fossil remains of now-extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans, as well as from 279 modern people from around the world.