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Everything you need (and want) to know about tardigrades

By now, most of us have heard of the extremely hardy (and cute) tardigrade, otherwise known as the water bear […]

Understanding the challenges for the responsible introduction of new reproductive technologies

A new study has contributed to an increased understanding of the prerequisites and challenges for the responsible introduction of new […]

A new genetic mechanism for severe forms of male infertility

Newcastle University scientists have identified a new genetic mechanism that can cause severe forms of male infertility. This breakthrough could […]

Single sex mice litters created using gene editing

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Kent have used gene-editing technology to create female-only and male-only […]

New genetic risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome found

Researchers at the Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu have described new links between polycystic ovary syndrome and […]

Evolution of cloning: A Dolly good show!

My first real memories of cloning came from a film by one of my favourite childhood bands S Club 7. […]

Can we genetically control the world’s deadliest animal?

Researchers have developed a technology, which they called precision-guided sterile insect technique, that is able to suppress and eliminate harmful […]

A woolly mammoth, an elephant and a scientist walk into a bar…

My idea of the woolly mammoth is limited to the voice of Ray Romano and the unusual pairing with a […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Crop science and GMOs – Karen Massel

Karen Massel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Crop Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. Massel’s […]

Successful genetic engineering in opossums

Recently, scientists at RIKEN’s Centre for Life Systems Dynamics Research successfully created the first genetically engineered opossums. Genetically engineered animals, […]