A group of conservationists is using environmental DNA to track animals in Liberian forests to help better understand their intricate biodiversity and ensure further protection of these environments.
We take a look at how DNA tracing used to catch serial killers is now being applied to poachers. But first, we see how the press is covering an honour killing in Pakistan, Vladimir Putin's theatrical, de-escalation meeting with Sergei Lavrov and Valérie Pécresse's "flop' of a French presidential campaign rally.
Nature has its very own information storage technology: DNA. For millions of years, the double helix has been the primary code for all living things. But could DNA also become the ultimate storage solution for our digital information? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
19 Jan 2021
First DNA forensic laboratory launched in Adamawa
6 May 2020
Vaccine developers are pursuing a number of different approaches: inactivated vaccines, live vaccines and DNA vaccines. What’s the difference between them? And when will one finally be ready?
14 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Wednesday.
19 Jul 2018
Aided by recent discoveries, scientists are now manipulating the DNA of all kinds of organisms. Dan Carlson helped develop dairy cattle that never grow horns. His hope: eliminating a painful procedure millions of calves undergo each year.
17 Jun 2018
Tracking down your DNA is a lot harder than you think. The direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry promises insight into everything from your ancestry to athletic ability and a lot of people have signed up...but as one Bloomberg reporter found out, once you give all of that up it's pretty hard to claw it all back.
7 Feb 2018
"Cheddar Man", Britain's oldest nearly complete human skeleton, had dark skin, blue eyes and dark curly hair when he lived in what is now southwest England 10,000 years ago, scientists who read his DNA have discovered.
31 Dec 2016
A London brewery offers beer lovers the chance to personalise their pint according to their DNA profile
25 Dec 2016
Researchers in Ghana are mapping human genes to help treat diseases affecting African people. Doctors from 13 African countries are involved in the study.