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Oldest Known Human-Bred Hybrid Animal Was a 'Kunga'

    Four kunga skeletons lying in situ in Umm el-Marra, SyriaA team of geneticists, archaeologists, and paleontologists believes they’ve settle…

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Gadgets

    Previously, an iPhone X with USB-C was auctioned for a staggering $86,001.The Northwestern University engineers are making the project open …

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CES 2022

    From color-changing cars to extremely weird laptops to wild new TVs, these are the products we're most excited to…You'll be able …

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Scientists Figured Out Which Animals Were in a Zoo Just by Taking DNA From the Air

    Elephants at the Copenhagen Zoo in November 2021.Researchers were able to identify 74 species of animals by looking for DNA in air samples c…

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The Genetics Behind Bees' Black and Yellow Butts

    The black-tailed bumblebee, Bombus melanopygus.If you’re close enough to a bumblebee to see the order of its stripes, you’re probably too …

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    Gizmodo is a news and opinion website about gadgets, technology, science, environmental news, entertainment, and culture. From reviews of th…

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Adorable, Highly Inbred Land Parrots Are Somehow Genetically Thriving

    A algae-green kākāpō, one of about 200 alive.Flightless, ungainly, and famously bad at sex, the critically endangered kākāpō of New Ze…

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Evolution Deniers Are Finally a Minority in the U.S.

    A skull on display as part of the Neanderthal exhibition at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris on March 26, 2018.Americans continue to have a ch…

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Yellow Dog Coats Came From an Ancient Canid That Split From Wolves Millions of Years Ago

    A shiba inu, which has the “dominant yellow” coat phenotype described in the new research.A recent genetic analysis of dog coloration foun…

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Study of Middle East DNA Reveals Complex Human History in the Region

    The 2,600-year-old rock-cut tombs of Al-Khuraiba, in Saudi Arabia.A team of geneticists has sequenced 137 modern human genomes from the Midd…

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15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier

    Researchers with an ice core drilled from the Guliya Ice Cap.A team of microbiologists studying glacier ice in Tibet found 33 different viru…

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Cannabis Genomes Suggest the Plant Originated in East Asia

    Photo: Cannabis Pictures/Wikimedia CommonsA team of researchers just examined 110 different marijuana genomes to figure out the origin of th…

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Genetically Modified Babies Are Still a Bad Idea, WHO Committee Concludes

    An embryologist adjusting a microplate containing embryos.An expert committee says heritable genome editing of humans is still too risky and…

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Revised Family Tree Identifies 14 Living Relatives of Leonardo Da Vinci

    A woman studying Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper.An extensive reworking of the family tree of Leonardo da Vinci connects an u…

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DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

    Saturn’s moon Enceladus, where we hope there are aliens.There could be a million different structures with the ability to store genetic inf…

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Gene-Editing CRISPR Pioneers Get a Well-Deserved Nobel Prize

    Depictions of Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer Doudna, right.On Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel…

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New 23andMe Study Reveals the Genetic Legacy of Slavery in the Americas

    circa 1960: At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in New York’s public library, the hands of a group of scholars piece tog…

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Scientists Debut Precise New Gene-Editing Technique That Overcomes Some of CRISPR's Problems

    Image: Vcpmartin (Wikimedia Commons)Scientists have created a new gene-editing technique that overcomes some of the biggest drawbacks of the…

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A Controversial DNA Database Used to Solve Crimes Has Gone Commercial

    Above, a scientist preparing to extract DNA from a sample.A third-party DNA database that began as a passion project and later became embroi…

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CRISPR Scientist Gets Three Years of Jail Time For Creating Gene-Edited Babies

    He Jiankui speaking in 2018 at a conference in Hong Kong.Disgraced Chinese scientist He Jiankui has been sentenced to three years in jail fo…

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