Southern right wales have been hunted to near extinction. Now their genome has been sequenced to help biologists track their recovery and understand the impacts of climate change, past and future.
...and why Professor Chris Whitty is right.
From a global cattle disease that can devastate herds to water-borne pathogens causing severe food poisoning, genome sequencing has become an important tool in the control of infectious diseases.
We believe New Zealand can eliminate COVID-19 again. But it could do more to speed up that process with mandatory masks and tighter controls on high-risk venues, including bars, gyms and churches.
The smallpox virus appears to have been with humanity for millennia before a global vaccination drive wiped it out. Current genome research suggests how smallpox spread and where it came from.
A mutating coronavirus has implications for vaccines, treatments, tests and your future plans.
The variation captured in these genomes, when compared to genomes sampled elsewhere, provides a fingerprint that might be associated with a particular virus and a particular cluster of transmission.
Scientists hope to learn what makes certain red squirrels able to survive squirrelpox.
Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.
A landmark analysis of the genetic sequences of hundreds of different cancers offers crucial insights into the origins and growth of the disease's myriad forms.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
What ancient crop genomes can tell us about our history.
Current plans for lunar exploration may end up destroying ancient, genetic samples from Earth that have ended up on the moon.
As a hospital outbreak kills nine in England, the future of food safety at least looks brighter.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
Scientists edge closer to truly personalised medicine thanks to advances in genome sequencing.
The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
A new study of ancient Botai horses turns our knowledge about wild and domestic horses on its head.
The first British people were black – and other interesting findings made possible by genomic sequencing.