• Waratah genome mapped for the first time

    Genetic puzzle of the iconic Australian flower is finally solved.

    In a world-first, researchers have mapped the genome of the striking crimson flower, Telopea speciosissima – the most...

    Plants January 12, 2022
  • Middle-Eastern genomes fill historical gaps

    137 full genomes from eight Middle-Eastern populations reveals links to agriculture

    Despite being the cradle of agriculture, the birthplace of urbanisation and the land bridge that brought early homini...

    Civilisations August 5, 2021
  • Spotted gum, complete

    A second species of eucalypt has had its complete genome revealed.

    A second complete eucalypt genome has been assembled and publicly released following a decade-long project involving ...

    Nature May 12, 2021
  • Genome of resurrected plant is sequenced for the first time ever

    2000-year-old seeds of extinct Judean date palm shows Roman influence in Middle East.

    For the first time ever, scientists have sequenced the genome of a resurrected plant that went extinct 2000 years ago...

    Civilisations May 4, 2021
  • Wheat and barley are incredibly diverse

    Scientists begin building an encyclopedia of their genes.

    The grains we use for bread and beer have thousands of years of history. Now, researchers are one step closer to unde...

    Agriculture November 26, 2020
  • Microbiota catalogue just got bigger

    Thousands of new species discovered using DNA.

    Scientists have deciphered 12,566 new species of microbiotas from DNA samples, expanding the diversity of bacteria an...

    Biology November 10, 2020
  • Genome sequencing may help cancer detection

    Statistical model assesses risk to the oesophagus.

    British researchers have developed a statistical model that uses genomic data to predict the risk of developing cance...

    Health September 9, 2020
  • Filling the gaps in our genomic maps

    Scientists report first complete assembly of human chromosome.

    Scientists say they have determined the complete sequence of a human chromosome for the first time and at an unpreced...

    Biology July 15, 2020
  • Why Italians aren’t all the same

    Genome study shows differences are longstanding.

    Any Italian will tell you that the north and south are poles apart, and it appears those differences may have begun a...

    News May 25, 2020
  • Diverse genomes shed new light on our history

    Global gene sequencing effort tells of our evolutionary past.

    Genomic sequencing of nearly 1000 people – from minority communities often overlooked by geneticists – has provided a...

    Biology March 23, 2020
  • Children’s graves reveal genetic diversity

    Ancient genomes point to unique population of hunter-gatherers.

    Remains from an ancient gravesite in Cameroon have opened a window into the world of the people who lived in western ...

    Civilisations January 22, 2020
  • Life clock ticking

    Study suggests genetics can predict a species’ lifespan.

    “Would you want to know when you’ll die?” has always been a hypothetical question – until now.  A study published in ...

    Animals December 12, 2019
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