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A real CRISPR look at heritable mutations

Genome editing technologies have become valuable tools in many aspects of scientific research, facilitating, for example, the identification of genes involved in development, or the determination of protein functions...


Farming in the DNA

Archaeology shows that farming spread across Europe from the Middle East. For Europeans, farming started in the Fertile Crescent in the Levant, Turkey and Iraq around 8-9,000 BC. It spread into SE Europe around 6,500 BC...

Image: Peter Woodard/Wikimedia Commons.

Bloody royal French gourd debunked

One of the most unusual plant-based items that has come to my notice recently is this rather ‘quirky’ item that sheds a forensic botany light on an episode of ‘regicide à la française’ when King Louis XVI had an...