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Genes Suggest Dogs Descended From a Now-Extinct Breed of Wolf
Animals  (tags: wolves, extinction, dogs, genomes, ancestors, dna )

- 1404 days ago -
"These are the highest-quality wolf genome sequences published to date, and among the very first," Novembre said. "Without high-quality wolf genomes, it's difficult to learn about the origins of dogs."
Genome Studies of Great Apes in the Wild and in Zoos
Animals  (tags: wildlife, great apes, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, dna, closest relatives, wild, zoos, genome, studies )

- 1575 days ago -
Samples from our Frozen Zoo® have contributed to a study of historic importance in primate biology: a cornerstone has been laid in the application of genome sequencing technology to understanding the biology of our closest relatives, the great apes.......
First Kangaroo Genome Sequence Reveals Possible Gene Responsible for Characteristic Hop
Animals  (tags: Kangaroos, Reveals, Gene, DNA )

- 2287 days ago -
Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced.
Are Wild Horses Native to the U.S.? A Federal Court Seeks the Answer
Animals  (tags: wild horses, freedom, DNA, endangered, environment, killing, slaughter, wildlife, suffering, animals, animalwelfare, AnimalCruelty, animaladvocates )

- 2335 days ago -
Animal rights groups are pressing a case in federal court ... they say a growing stockpile of DNA evidence shows conclusively that today's horses are genetically linked to those ancient ancestors.
Marsupial DNA Redraws Family Tree
Animals  (tags: marsupial, Family Tree, DNA, genetics )

- 2673 days ago -
The kangaroo's twisted marsupial family tree is now in order thanks to -- you guessed it -- jumping genes. Genetic evidence shows that a South American ancestor gave rise to all Australian marsupials
Effort Uses Dogs' DNA to Track Their Abusers
Animals  (tags: abuse, dogs, investigation, protection, DNA )

- 2705 days ago -
Scientists and animal rights advocates have enlisted DNA evidence to do for man's best friend what the judicial system has long done for human crime victims. They have created the country's first dog-fighting DNA database, which they say will help...
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, DNA, poaching, wildlife, environment, protection, habitat, wildanimals )

- 2798 days ago -
CSI-Africa may not be joining TV listings any time soon, but the DNA analysis popularised by the glamorous television shows are increasingly being used to crack down on the distinctly unglamorous world of wildlife poaching.
Story in Photos: DNA Identifies Wolf Serial Killer Suspect
Animals  (tags: dna, wolf, murdered, killed, vicious crime, italy, wolf serial killer, identification )

- 2884 days ago -
Today at Discovery News you can learn how forensic DNA was used to identify a wolf serial killer suspect. It is the first time that DNA has helped to reveal a possible wolf killer. The suspect, a man living in the Liguria region of Italy, is still on
Shark Fins Traced to Home Waters Using DNA -- A First
Animals  (tags: Shark, Home Water, DNA )

- 2904 days ago -
Many of the hammerhead sharks that are butchered to feed Asian demand for shark-fin soup start their lives in American waters, a new forensic study shows.
Shark Fins Traced to Endangered Populations
Animals  (tags: Shark, DNA, Chinese delicacy )

- 2913 days ago -
For the first time, DNA tools have successfully pinpointed the geographic origin of shark fins sold dried in markets to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy.
DNA Clue to Save Rare Darwin Bird
Animals  (tags: DNA, Charles Darwin, specimens )

- 2927 days ago -
A rare mockingbird could be reintroduced to the Galapagos Islands - with the help of some specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
Ancient Penguin DNA Raises Doubts About Accuracy of Genetic Dating Techniques
Animals  (tags: Penguin, DNA, Genetic )

- 2929 days ago -
The findings raise doubts about the accuracy of many evolutionary rates based on conventional types of genetic analysis.
Africa's Rarest Monkey Had An Intriguing Sexual Past, DNA Study Confirms
Animals  (tags: Africa, Monkey, DNA, species )

- 2929 days ago -
The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey reveals that the species had an intriguing sexual past.
Birds of Paradise: Back From the Edge of Extinction
Animals  (tags: birds of paradise, DNA, survival, extinction, endangered )

- 2948 days ago -
In Europe in the 19th century, birds of paradise were thought to be ethereal creatures that never alighted on earth and, lacking legs, were destined to spend their lives in the sky. That is, until Alfred Russel Wallace, the naturalist who formulated the
Elephant CSI: Using DNA to Help Fight Poaching
Animals  (tags: animals, elephants, DNA, poaching, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 3030 days ago -
Comparing DNA from seized ivory to an elephant DNA database is revealing new information on how poaching syndicates and illegal dealers are operating.

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