The Mekong river is located in Southeast Asia. With an estimated length of 4,350km, it flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China’s Yunnan province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, on its way to the South China sea. The Mekong basi...Read more
Rapid developments in genetic technologies including next-generation DNA sequencing and CRISPR, may make it possible for scientists to bring some extinct species back to life (de-extinction). A meeting held at the International Centre for Life in New...Read more
It has been over a decade since the Human Genome Project (HGP-read) was completed. It succeeded in sequencing the entire human genome and is recognised as one of the greatest feats in science. The data obtained has revolutionised our understanding an...Read more
On 5th January 2008, a two-year old boy called Christian Millare had a severe seizure and died. Eight years later his mother Amy Williams, has filed a lawsuit in the fifth judicial court in Richland County, South Carolina. Williams alleges that becau...Read more
The bed bug genome is one of the many arthropod genomes to be sequenced in the i5K project. The i5K initiative is a transformative project that aims to sequence the genomes of 5,000 arthropod species, to benefit worldwide agriculture, medicine, food ...Read more
Due to an increased level of demand from restaurants and food retailers, the population of seabass is in serious jeopardy, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) report. Poor recruitment of young fish into existing stock living in the Northeast Atlant...Read more
The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).
Statistics show that... Read more
Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh.
This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the fema... Read more
When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed!
Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of o... Read more