Genetics

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Researchers find the secret of the bunny hop: it's all in the genes
Scientists pinpoint gene necessary for animals to adopt a typical gait by studying breed of rabbit that can’t hop

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Fish detectives: the sleuths using ‘e-DNA’ to fight seafood fraud
A Canadian supplier known for wild salmon has teamed up with geneticists to prove what really ends up on the plate

Stephen Leahy

16, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What price a child's life? India's quest to make rare disease drugs affordable
Parents whose only hope was finding foreign sponsorship or a clinical trial are now looking for homegrown breakthroughs

Priti Salian

15, Mar, 2021 @6:45 AM

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The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson review – a science page-turner
Designer babies and ethical quicksand ... The biographer of Steve Jobs tells the story of Jennifer Doudna and the development of gene-editing

Laura Spinney

11, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Kathleen Folbigg: how genetics could lead to a pardon for 'Australia's worst female serial killer'
She has always maintained her four children died of natural causes. Now 90 scientists argue she may be right

Calla Wahlquist

06, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?
Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancer

Philip Ball

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sir Peter Harper obituary
Researcher into the genetics of neurological disorders whose work has provided hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy

Peter McGuffin

15, Feb, 2021 @10:18 AM

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The Observer view on British scientific success on Covid-19
Our scientists’ accomplishments on vaccines and genome sequencing are exemplary and must be shared with the rest of the world

Observer editorial

14, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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John Bishop obituary
Other lives: Pioneer of molecular cell biology who trained many young scientists at Edinburgh University

Richard Lathe

12, Feb, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Joe Biden names scientific advisers and seeks to bring Eric Lander into cabinet
Human Genome Project co-leader hailed as ‘science polymath’ and ‘fabulous choice’

Oliver Milman in New York

16, Jan, 2021 @7:34 PM

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How race to track mystery gene with links to three cancers saved millions
25 years ago, a mutation was discovered that makes some people susceptible to the disease, and now it has transformed treatment

Robin McKie Science Editor

10, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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