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African leaders call for efforts to increase agricultural productivity, including biotech

Mark Kinver | 
African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the ...

Genes reveal biological processes underlying schizophrenia

Smitha Mundasad | 
Scientists found more than 100 genes that make people more susceptible to schizophrenia- 83 of which have never been pinpointed ...

Friends have (slightly) similar genomes

Jonathan Webb | 
A study from a controversial pair of US researchers claims that we are more genetically similar to our friends than ...
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‘Buttressed against punches’: Did human face evolve to protect against fights?

Jonathan Webb | 
Fossil records show that the australopiths, immediate predecessors of the human genus Homo, had strikingly robust facial structures. For many ...

Meet the coolest new species discovered in 2014

A top 10 list of species discovered in the last 12 months is topped by the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), a ...

UK Scientists call for new GM crop trials

James Morgan | 
A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and ...

Health data boom heralds new era of personalized medicine

Matthew Hall | 
We are moving from a world where we treat illnesses to one where we predict and prevent them, advised by ...
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Acid bath stem cell method scientist retracts study

James Gallagher | 
The researchers behind the acid bath stem cell method that caused a stir in January have asked to retract the ...

Developing a test to predict prostrate cancer risk

James Gallagher | 
DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say. The team at the ...

Longleat Safari Park lions destroyed because of genetic defects

Five lions were destroyed at Longleat Safari Park because they had serious genetic defects caused by inbreeding, managers said. In ...

Genetically-modified purple tomatoes edges closer to market

David Shukman | 
The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer. Their dark pigment is intended ...

Mapping genome of fertilized eggs could double IVF success rate

Helen Briggs | 
Mapping the genetic code of fertilised eggs could double the success rate of IVF, researchers claim. The new screening method ...

For now, genetic tests raise more questions than answers

Jane Wakefield | 
An increasing number of private companies are offering to read people's DNA in the same way that a computer reads ...

Only two genes make the man…or mouse

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have practically obliterated the ultimate symbol of maleness in DNA, the Y chromosome, and believe they may be able ...

DNA hint of European origin for dogs

Jonathan Amos | 
The results of a DNA study suggest that dogs were domesticated in Europe. No-one doubts that "man's best friend" is ...
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Depression makes cells age faster

Michelle Roberts | 
Even when adjusted to account for excluded lifestyle differences, a recent study shows that depressed patients have shorter telomeres, a ...

IVF success affected by ethnicity

Michelle Roberts | 
Asian and black women who have IVF are less likely to become pregnant than white women using similar fertility treatment, ...

Genetic testing raises hope for lung cancer treatments

Helen Briggs | 
A study of 5,000 patients found genetic profiling of lung tumours boosted survival rates through better targeting of chemotherapy drugs. The ...

DNA tests prove Dublin blonde-haired Roma girl taken by police from parents is part of family

DNA tests have proved that a seven-year-old girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin on Monday is their daughter. The ...

Genetic study shows dangerous bacterim not spread in hospitals, as previously thought

James Gallagher | 
Analysis of every C. diff infection in Oxfordshire for more than three years showed less than a fifth of cases had ...

Early-stage embryo chemicals broadcast genetic health information to the uterus

James Gallagher | 
It is important for the lining of the womb to know if an embryo is healthy before allowing it to ...
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First hint that lifestyle changes may reverse cellular aging

Michelle Roberts | 
A study with a tiny sample size shows that exercise, diet, and meditation can actually increase telomere length in prostate ...

DNA study suggests hunting did not kill off mammoth

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers have found evidence to suggest that climate change, rather than humans, was the main factor that drove the woolly ...

New gene clue to ovarian cancer found in mice

UK scientists have found a gene in mice that, if faulty, may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Mice lacking the ...

Heart gene therapy trial begins

Fergus Walsh | 
It is 18 months since Carol Gedda suffered a massive heart attack. It left her with just 20% of her ...
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Gaming with genes for the sake of a tree

Helen Briggs | 
The public are being asked to help in the fight against ash tree dieback by playing a computer game that ...
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