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How Genomic Sequencing Can Drive Agricultural Advancements

Professor Rajeev Varshney achieved the largest plant genome sequencing study by harnessing MGI’s high throughput sequencing technologies.

Newly Discovered Orangutan Is The Seventh Great Ape

There are only 800 individuals of a newly recognized orangutan species, making them among the most threatened great apes in the world.

Consider The Fishermen When Saving Sharks

No-fishing zones should be implemented within a broader conversation strategy that takes fishermen's livelihoods into account, a study says.

‘Waking Up’ Fetal Hemoglobin To Treat Blood Disorders

Researchers have demonstrated that gene editing can be used to re-introduce a fetal form of hemoglobin, thereby treating sickle cell anemia.

Eucalyptus Used To Make Antibacterial Gold Nanoparticles

Australian researchers have developed a 'green' method to create antibacterial gold nanoparticles with the help of common eucalyptus leaves.

Male Kangaroos Woo Mates With Bulging Biceps

A male kangaroo’s forearm size could be a sexually selected trait and help them find a mate, a new study has found.

Pigeon Genome Decoded: Gene Mutation Linked To Fancy Hairdo

Researchers have identified a gene that is responsible for the fancy head crests of rock pigeons.

HIV Drug Abacavir Hypersensitivity Linked To Human Gene Allele

Researchers have published a new study explaining how the HIV drug abacavir causes allergies in people with the HLA-B*5701 gene allele.

Dolphins Learn From Each Other To Beg For Food From Humans

A decade-long study has revealed that dolphins may learn harmful or undesirable behaviors, such as begging for food from humans, from each other.

Traditional Medicines Found To Contain Toxins And Illegal Ingredients

Researchers have discovered that some traditional Chinese medicines contain potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and even traces of endangered animals.