20. March 2013 22:30
Biologists briefly brought the extinct Pyrenean ibex back to life in 2003 by creating a clone from a frozen tissue sample harvested before the goat's entire population vanished in 2000. The clone survived just seven minutes after birth, but it gave scientists hope that "de-extinction," once a pi... [More]
9. August 2012 22:31
As a species tumbles towards extinction, populations with few members are more likely to die off than those with low genetic diversity. At least that’s the message from a 12-year-long experiment by husband-and-wife team Tim Wootton and Cathy Pfister of the University of Chicago in Illinois.
29. May 2012 23:22
Genetic technologies are increasingly useful for understanding and protecting biodiversity, but they can also drain limited resources and some have the very real potential to do harm.
The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, brings together a dive... [More]