Scientists Create World’s Largest Chimp DNA Genome From Poop

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Given the almost complete absence of chimpanzee fossils, the genetic information from current populations is crucial for describing their evolutionary history, according to German and Spanish scientists. (Pixabay/Newsflash)

An international team of experts has compiled the world's largest wild chimp genomic catalogue by sequencing DNA found in hundreds of samples of ape poo. The team was led by…

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Scientists Develop Honey-Based Bee DNA Test To Monitor Hive Health

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Illustrative image: Honeybee harvesting pollen and carrying it to its pollen basket. (Yannis Varouhakis (instagram.com/varouhakis)/Newsflash)

Scientists have developed an innovative method to examine DNA traces in honey which could help with the early identification of health problems in a hive as a deadly new disease…

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Body Of Missing Teen In Viral Snap Found In Cistern Of Abandoned Motel

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Debanhi Escobar, 18, (pictured) who was missing since 9th April 2022, was found dead in the cistern of the Nueva Castilla motel in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on 22nd April 2022. (@debanhi.escobar.3/Newsflash)

The body of an 18-year-old Mexican woman whose image went viral after she was snapped standing by the road shortly before she disappeared two weeks ago has been found in…

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Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe

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A grave at the Derecske-Bikas-dulo site from the Deri Museum located in the Hungarian city of Debrecen. (Szilvia Dobrontey-David/Newsflash)

Scientists have solved a 1,400-year-old mystery concerning the genetic background of the Avar civilisation by evaluating DNA samples of over 60 individuals discovered in elite graves. Researchers who analysed the…

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Meat From Endangered Sharks Found in Dog And Cat Food, Scientists Say

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The silky shark is listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) appendix II. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Newsflash)

Scientists claim that meat from endangered sharks is being used in dog food and cat food and that consumers are being misled by incorrectly labelled products that list their meat…

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Chunk Of DNA Inherited From Neanderthals Makes Humans More Likely To Get COVID But Less Likely To Get HIV

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DNA analytics in the lab. (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Newsflash)

A piece of DNA that many humans have inherited from the Neanderthals makes it more likely to get a serious bout of COVID-19 but 27 percent less likely to get…

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Two Long Lost Viking Relatives Reunited 1,000 Years After They Died Using DNA Analysis

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Two Viking relatives reunited in Denmark after 1,000 years. (Denmark's National Museum/Newsflash)

These two 1000-year-old Viking skeletons were found 100s of miles apart only to be reunited in Denmark after DNA analysis showed that the pair were actually related. The two Vikings…

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Study Says Neanderthal DNA Linked To Improved COVID-19 Outcomes

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Gene variants we inherited from Neandertals may both increase and decrease our risk to become seriously ill when infected with Sars-CoV-2

A new study has shown that a Neanderthal genetic variant found in half of the people outside the African continent can decrease the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms. It follows…

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