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Just how new species are established is still one of the most central questions in biology.
Some 220 individuals from different regions in southern Africa participated in the research that led to the analysis of around 2.3 million DNA variants per individual – the biggest ever
The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.
It was not necessary to be literate to be able to access rune carvings in the 11th century.
When ribosomes produce protein in all living cells, they do so through a chemical reaction that happens so fast that scientists have been puzzled.
Plasmids, which are DNA molecules capable of independent replication in cells, have played an important role in gene technology.
The indigenous Samis in Swedenâ€™s far north, once known for rounding up their reindeer on skis, have apparently traded in their skis for snowmobiles.
A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved.
Scientists found that Tasmanian â€œtigersâ€ may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist.
Swedish researchers have identified a gene linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity of some people to benefit from phony treatments with no verifiable therapeutic activity.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.