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Close up of ginkgo tree leaves. (Profotokris / Adobe stock)

Scientists Crack Secrets of Ginkgo Trees’ Near-Immortality

A new botanical scientific study on ginkgo trees highlights the species’ hyper-charged defenses and apparent escalation towards “immortality.” Native to China, G inkgo...
EU's genetic flaw may lead to its demise

EU’s genetic flaw may lead to its demise

Since I am in Europe — Spain, to be precise — I shall do as the Europeans do and fret over the future...
2020 medical innovations include genetic editing, at-home hospital care

2020 medical innovations include genetic editing, at-home hospital care

Patients can expect to see a boom in technology to support at-home acute care, novel diagnostic technology and genetic editing in 2020, according...
Genetic analysis accurately predicts lifespan of vertebrate species

Genetic analysis accurately predicts lifespan of vertebrate species

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Researchers in Australia have developed a new genetic analysis method capable of predicting the lifespan of vertebrate species. The so-called...
Biology: Genetic ‘clock’ predicts lifespan in vertebrates

Biology: Genetic ‘clock’ predicts lifespan in vertebrates

From genetics alone, scientists can now predict how long any of myriad different creatures can live. The “lifespan clock” estimates vertebrate animals’ (those...
Map showing the locations of Asian populations featured in the new study, along with the total number of individuals from each area. (Author provided)

Genetic Study Suggests Denisovans Were the Mythological Rakshasas

A new genetic study of 1739 Asian individuals from 219 populations has found that on the Indian sub-continent today Denisovan DNA exists mostly...
Habsburg family picture, shown Philip IV of Spain, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Diego Velázquez, and Mariana of Austria. (Dcoetzee / Public Domain)

Inbreeding Armageddon Annihilated The Habsburg Dynasty

Scientists have proven inbreeding brought about severe facial deformations and collapsed of one of Europe’s most powerful historical dynasties . The royal European Habsburg...
What Is Genetic Testing? The Complete WIRED Guide

What Is Genetic Testing? The Complete WIRED Guide

As these clinical tests became more common, scientists were also busy trying to drill deeper into the substance of DNA, the chemical structure...

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