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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Denisovans and direwolves – unearthing the stories in ancient DNA

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney chats to researchers who are delving back into the […]

Ancient DNA provides insights into how tuberculosis shaped the immune system

A new study, using ancient DNA, has revealed how tuberculosis has affected populations over the past 2,000 years and impacted […]

Million-Year-Old Mammoths, a Brand New Record for the Oldest Ancient DNA

The genomic sequencing of Mammoth teeth preserved in Eastern Siberian permafrost have produced the oldest ancient DNA on record. Genomic […]

Ancient retrovirus genes play crucial role in brain’s innate immune response

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. New research has uncovered the role of two specific mouse genes – leftover by […]

‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

sedaDNA reveals woolly mammoths persisted 5,000 years ago

Recently, researchers used DNA capture-enrichment technology to present a 30,000-year sedaDNA record derived from preserved permafrost silts in Canada. They […]

Is the use of artificial genomic DNA the future?

For the first time, researchers have combined an artificial DNA replication scheme with a reconstructed gene expression system using cell-free […]

Ancient microbiomes offer insight into modern diseases

Genomic analysis of human samples from dry caves has revealed significant differences between ancient and modern gut microbiomes. Gut microbiome […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, […]

Combined genetics and archaeology data reveal origins of the early English gene pool

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have conducted the largest early […]