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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 […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Ancient Environmental DNA – Benjamin Vernot, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology

Benjamin Vernot is Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. His group works in the field […]

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, […]