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There are 13 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Genetics".

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1. Bug brother is watching you

Scientists have spent several years filming a field of crickets in Spain with more than 140 digital video cameras to find out more about what makes them tick.

Tags: Insects, Biology, Genetics
2. The failure of genomics

Biology is in the grip of a genomics revolution - but Mark Viney thinks this may have taken a wrong turn. He says that just DNA sequencing genes isn't enough - we need to get back to finding out what each one does.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Genetics
3. The future of tree health

Ancient mainstays of our woodlands, hedgerows and parklands are at risk from a surge of pests and diseases - but a new research programme is bringing experts together from many fields to find solutions.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Forests, Genetics, Hazards, Invasive species, Plants, UK
4. From the age of the dinosaurs?

The term 'living fossil' was coined by Darwin and has since been applied to various species that appear not to have changed for millions of years. But when Africa Gómez and colleagues took a closer look at tadpole shrimps they concluded we should ditch the term for good.

Tags: Evolution, Genetics, Marine life, Rivers and lakes
5. Genetically engineered flies could save fruit crops

Fruit crops ravaged by the Mediterranean fruit fly could be saved by genetic engineering, say scientists who have altered the genes of some male flies so they can only produce sons.

Tags: Biology, Genetics, Insects, Plants, UK
6. Anti-depressants disrupt fish's brains

Drugs designed to ease the symptoms of mental health problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress can have major disruptive effects on aquatic animals' brains, say scientists.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Fish, Genetics, Hazards, Health, Rivers and lakes
7. New water bear found in Antarctica

Scientists have announced the discovery of a tiny new animal in Antarctica's Victoria Land.

Tags: Animals, Antarctic, Biodiversity, Biology, Genetics
8. The last stand?

Few people will have missed the news that Britain's 80 million ash trees are under threat from an apparently unstoppable fungal disease, Chalara. But there is a glimmer of hope. Richard Hollingham talks to Richard Buggs from Queen Mary University of London, and Jo Clark, from the Earth Trust.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Disease, Forests, Genetics, Plants
9. Animal infection may trigger diabetes

Type 1 diabetes may be triggered by an infectious disease carried by animals, say scientists.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Disease, Genetics, Health, UK
10. New genetic test shows up fish mislabelling

Scientists have found a new way of testing for the genes of particular kinds of fish quickly, cheaply and accurately.

Tags: Conservation, Environmental change, Fish, Genetics, Natural resources, Oceans

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