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2011-08-31 20:22:10

Scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than a century ago.

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2011-08-24 11:21:58

An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process.

2011-06-28 12:41:44

A Washington State University student's undergraduate research is challenging a widely held assumption on the best way to analyze old DNA in anthropological and forensic investigations.

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2011-05-31 11:55:00

Researchers said that the woolly mammoth may have mated with a much larger elephant species.

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2010-11-10 09:15:00

A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago.

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2010-03-10 11:28:34

Could extinct birds, including the massive elephant birds that were once native to Madagascar, be resurrected using DNA extracted from fossilized egg shells?

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2010-03-01 15:46:28

A rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 is yielding a treasure trove of essential information about the age and evolutionary origins of the species whose future is now seen as synonymous with the devastation wrought by climate change.

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2010-01-01 08:26:18

DNA that is left in the remains of long-dead plants, animals, or humans allows a direct look into the history of evolution.

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2009-12-15 08:50:00

Woolly mammoths and prehistoric horses grazed on the North American plains for several thousand years longer than hitherto assumed.

2009-12-15 08:48:45

University of Alberta researchers are part of an international team that has used DNA samples from frozen dirt, not fossilized bones, to revise the history of North America's woolly mammoths and ancient horses.


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