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DNA Analysis Used To Trap Tree Thieves
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, British Columbia, DNA, trees, unauthorized loggers, old growth, thieves )

Dandelion
- 56 days ago - science.gc.ca
Timber is taken illegally from Crown land, private land and ecological reserves. Catching these unauthorized loggers red-handed as they harvest old-growth timber would be ideal and DNA can lead to convictions which will help to stop this from happening.
Cat Hair Helps to Convict Man of Murder
Science & Tech  (tags: investigation, interesting, crime, DNA, cat hair )

Giana
- 58 days ago - news.discovery.com
For the first time ever, mitochondrial DNA from shed cat hair was accepted as evidence in a U.S. legal proceeding and helped to convict a suspect of murder.
Non-Coding RNA: Genetic Modification Anti-Science Groups Can't Protest
Science & Tech  (tags: Non-Coding RNA, Genetic Modification, Anti-GMOers, Anti-Science, Environment, Health, RNA, DNA, Proteins )

Brian
- 63 days ago - science20.com
"Modern genetic modification is protested by environmental groups and organic farmers. Organic farmers will spray Bt on their plants, while calling them organic food, yet the same food that expresses Bt naturally, like many plants do, is a Frankenfood."
DNA Study Reveals Third Group of Ancient Ancestors of Modern Europeans
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, society, science, research, news, interesting, humans, ancient, environment, discovery, DNA, ancestors, europeans, hunter-gatherers, migrants, Eurasia )

Darren
- 67 days ago - theguardian.com
Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia
Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic--And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back
Science & Tech  (tags: passenger pigeon, martha, deextinction, DNA, animals, species, Iconic, scientists, science, biologists, environment, humans, research, study, technology )

Lone
- 85 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.
Mistaken Identity: 'Sea Anemone' Is Actually New Type of Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: American Museum of Natural History, animals, discovery, DNA, interesting, news, research, science )

Kayleen
- 189 days ago - foxnews.com
The new creature, with tentacles more than 6 feet long, isn't an anemone as previously thought but rather the first known organism in a new order of animals, according to researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Semi-Synthetic Organism: Scientists Create First Living Organism That Transmits Added Letters in DNA "Alphabet"
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Life, Artificial Life, Semi Synthetic, DNA, New Life Forms, Bacterium, GMO )

Brian
- 201 days ago - sciencedaily.com
"Scientists have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature; the bacterium's cells can replicate the unnatural DNA bases more or less normally..."
Epigenetics 101: A Beginner's Guide to Explaining Everything
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, DNA, biology )

Freya
- 212 days ago - theguardian.com
The word 'epigenetics' is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?
An Ancient Virus May Be the Reason Human Stem Cells Can Transform
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, research, stem cells, ancient virus, DNA )

Giana
- 238 days ago - theverge.com
The embryonic stem cells responsible for producing every other type of cell in the human body gained their power from an ancient virus that copied itself into our DNA millions of years ago, according to new research.
You Share 98.7 Percent of Your DNA With This Sex-Obsessed Ape
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, DNA, evolutionary biology, investigation, research, science, society, study, technology )

Kit
- 267 days ago - motherjones.com
Earlier this month, just before the famed creationism debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, I published an article drawing attention to a stunning piece of evidence in favor of the theory of evolution--one that terrifies creationists.
'Three-Parent Babies' Could Be Born in Britain Next Year
Science & Tech  (tags: science, NewTechnology, IVF technique, DNA, three parent babies, human eggs )

Beatrice
- 270 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The first three-parent babies could be born by 2015 after the government set out new draft regulations which will allow donor DNA from a 'second mother' to be implanted into a defective egg.
Interactive Map Reveals How Fallen European Empires Have Left Their Lasting Stamp on the World's Gene-Pools
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, discovery, research, science, scientists, genetics )

Carol
- 283 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
DNA footprints left in the wake of ancient warriors can unravel long-held secrets about a country's past.
Prehistoric Boy May Be Native American 'Missing Link'
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, study, Native Americans, DNA, prehistoric boy, missing link )

Giana
- 285 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A prehistoric boy's DNA now suggests that ancient toolmakers long thought of as the first Americans may serve as a kind of "missing link" between Native Americans and the rest of the world, researchers say.
This Picture Has Creationists Terrified
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, DNA, discovery, humans, investigation, research, science, scientists, study )

Kit
- 294 days ago - motherjones.com
And no wonder: It's the most powerful evidence for evolution that you can imagine.
Toddlers: Why the Bad Seed Theory Is Kind of True
Science & Tech  (tags: research, study, toddlers, DNA, disposition, psychology )

Giana
- 305 days ago - shine.yahoo.com
Every parent of a toddler hopes his or her kid will "play nice," and it's always a shocker when your angel suddenly turns into a biting, hitting, kicking little beast.
 

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