Swap DNA with bugs.

3 May 2010 grant b 0

Feeling like you need more intimacy in your life? Science Daily reveals an alternative to finding that special person in your life. Nature provides a […]

Sushi superpowers.

12 April 2010 grant b 0

New Scientist hypes a pretty cool discovery about gene-swapping bacteria changing sushi-eaters’ digestion: Genes regularly shuttle between different bacteria, offering each other new traits such […]

Auroch returns.

12 February 2010 grant b 0

The Telegraph hails the promise of herds of elephant-sized cattle returning to Europe’s plains: Now Italian scientists are hoping to use genetic expertise and selective […]

The delinquent gene?

10 June 2009 grant b 0

I’m not sure what to make of PhysOrg’s declaration that scientist have isolated the gene that leads people to join gangs and perform acts of […]

Pleistocence Park?

28 January 2009 grant b 0

Not dinosaurs, but mammoths. I’d like to ride a mammoth. Wouldn’t you? New Scientist teases us with the possibility we can soon ride mammoths… or […]

Give junk DNA a hand.

17 September 2008 grant b 0

Because, New Scientist reports, it may have given us ours: When genetically engineered into mice, the human DNA seems to activate genes in the budding […]

Better than Shinola.

18 August 2008 grant b 0

Dailytech.com is smiling (or is it just gas?) over the latest trick we’ve gotten E. coli to perform. Geneticists have altered the food-poisoning germ so […]

I no caveman? Unk!

14 August 2008 grant b 0

Wired burst bubble! Science-head say me no Neanderthal no how: Scientists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal returned no evidence of ancestral […]

Unintentional twins.

8 August 2008 grant b 0

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on some trouble with DNA testing. No, it wasn’t a new OJ Simpson-style courtroom blunder, but the discovery that […]