'To lose them would be a disaster': More than 20 wild relatives of modern crops added to 'threatened' list

‘To lose them would be a disaster’: More than 20 wild relatives of modern crops added to ‘threatened’ list

Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to ...
Neonicotinoid insecticide may reduce wild bumblebee queens' egg development, lab study finds

Neonicotinoid insecticide may reduce wild bumblebee queens’ egg development, lab study finds

Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, ...
Read the tea leaves: Decoded plant genome unlocks flavor secrets for future breeding

Read the tea leaves: Decoded plant genome unlocks flavor secrets for future breeding

A team in China has decoded the genetic building blocks of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are used ...
Origin of flight: Fossils of feathered dinosaurs reveal bird evolution

Origin of flight: Fossils of feathered dinosaurs reveal bird evolution

A dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago had drumstick-shaped legs much like living birds, according to paleontologists. ... "In ...
Birth language is retained, even if we never learned to speak it

Birth language is retained, even if we never learned to speak it

Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows. If you ...
One tiny DNA mutation may have paved path for humans to evolve big brains

One tiny DNA mutation may have paved path for humans to evolve big brains

Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests. ... [In ...
DNA changes linked to farming revolution spurred bonding of dogs with humans

DNA changes linked to farming revolution spurred bonding of dogs with humans

Our canine companions developed the ability to digest starchy foods during the farming revolution thousands of years ago, according to ...
Pudgy Labrador retrievers' genes help humans understand why we are getting fat

Pudgy Labrador retrievers’ genes help humans understand why we are getting fat

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Labrador retriever, known ...
Extinct humans live on in our DNA

Extinct humans live on in our DNA

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Denisovan DNA lives on ...

Genes from ancient cousins help modern humans fight disease

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to a pair ...
First ever IVF-born puppies hopeful sign for endangered species

First ever IVF-born puppies hopeful sign for endangered species

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The world's first IVF ...

Spread of farming in Europe shaped early human ancestry

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A study of ancient ...
Neonicotinoids may impact individual honeybees different than hives

Neonicotinoids may impact individual honeybees different than hives

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. French researchers say neonicotinoid ...

Could organic farming’s benefit of biodiversity complement conventional fields?

Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests ...

Mapping genome of fertilized eggs could double IVF success rate

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

Genetic testing raises hope for lung cancer treatments

A study of 5,000 patients found genetic profiling of lung tumours boosted survival rates through better targeting of chemotherapy drugs. The ...
Gaming with genes for the sake of a tree

Gaming with genes for the sake of a tree

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

Artificial human ear grown in lab

US scientists say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a ...

Livestock virus found on 1500 UK farms

The following is an edited excerpt. A virus that causes stillbirths and birth defects in lambs and calves has spread ...

Farm virus ‘can infect wild animals’

The following is an excerpt. A livestock virus sweeping through British sheep flocks and cattle herds has infected wild deer, ...

HIV ‘may have an ancient origin’

The following is an excerpt. HIV, which causes AIDs, emerged in humans in the 20th Century, but scientists have long ...

Synthetic farm virus built in lab

A synthetic version of the Schmallenberg virus has been made in the laboratory by Scottish scientists. The research raises hopes ...

We all have hundreds of DNA flaws

Everyone has on average 400 flaws in their DNA, a UK study suggests. Most are "silent" mutations and do not affect ...