mtDNA
Unsinkable Evidence
Unsinkable Evidence
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
Genetic testing disproves one woman’s claims to have been a survivor of the Titanic disaster.
Sequencing Mummies
Sequencing Mummies
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
Peek inside the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Italy, where researchers are unravelling the DNA of centuries-old mummies.
The Mummy Code
The Mummy Code
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient-DNA researchers have long clashed over work on Egyptian mummies, but next-gen sequencing might resolve their debates.
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Kate Yandell | Mar 20, 2013
Arciteuthis from disparate locations around the world are genetically similar.
Koala Time Machine
Koala Time Machine
Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2013
Old koala pelts from museum collections are helping researchers to learn more about the retroviral invasion that may be endangering the Australian marsupial.
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Dan Cossins | Oct 11, 2012
Researchers measure how long it takes for DNA from bone to degrade, confirming that genetic information from dinosaurs could not last to the present day.
Emmeline Hill: Genes for Speed
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2012
Lecturer, School of Agriculture & Food Science, University College Dublin. Age: 38
How Now Brown Cow?
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2012
A recent study suggests that domestic cows come from a single founding population of ancient oxen.
Power Failure
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011
Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?