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Could the iconic hen harrier be facing extinction in the UK?
Could the iconic hen harrier be facing extinction in the UK? 30th June 2017

The hen harrier, a beloved resident of Scotland’s heathland, is reported to be at high risk of becoming extinct. Although […]

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SEQUENCING DNA IN OUTER SPACE
SEQUENCING DNA IN OUTER SPACE 24th April 2017

On the 20th July 2016 the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station, brought with it […]

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Unravelling the Zika Virus Genome
Unravelling the Zika Virus Genome 6th April 2017

The Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus from the Flaviviridae family and is primarily transmitted via infected mosquitoes.  However, ZIKV […]

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The Fight to Save Our Ash Trees
The Fight to Save Our Ash Trees 13th May 2016

We have 157,000 hectares of ash woodland in the UK, together with approximately 12 million ash trees outside the woodlands […]

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Kakapo 125: Sequencing the genomes of an entire species
Kakapo 125: Sequencing the genomes of an entire species 9th May 2016

New Zealand has been separate from other land masses for approximately 80 million years. This geographic isolation has allowed for […]

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The Cheetah: One of Nature’s Great Survivors
The Cheetah: One of Nature’s Great Survivors 11th March 2016

The African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the world’s fastest land mammal. It has numerous physiological adaptations that allow it to […]

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Six New African Frog Species Discovered
Six New African Frog Species Discovered 7th March 2016

Zoologist Ben Evans, of McMaster University in Hamilton, and a team of researchers have discovered six new species of African […]

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Decoding the Sea Otter Genome
Decoding the Sea Otter Genome 25th February 2016

Large sea otter populations once ranged from Northern Japan all the way around the Northern Pacific Rim to Baja California. […]

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DNA analysis joins the fight against seafood fraud
DNA analysis joins the fight against seafood fraud 13th October 2015

Fraud is one of the biggest issues in seafood industry. It is thought that up to one quarter of the […]

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CRISPR editing wild DNA – promise or nightmare?
CRISPR editing wild DNA – promise or nightmare? 1st October 2015

Even at our most peaceful time of the day, when we are calm, not moving, in silence, no matter how […]

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How genes allowed mammoth survival in the Arctic
How genes allowed mammoth survival in the Arctic 10th July 2015

Along evolution, genes mutate to allow adaptation to environmental conditions. Scientists from Penn State University, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, […]

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Giant Hogweed Reminds Us That Not All Plants Are Harmless…
Giant Hogweed Reminds Us That Not All Plants Are Harmless… 8th July 2015

In the UK we often think of plants as just beautiful scenery, hardly likely to cause any health problems worse […]

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