Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries

From Fish magazine, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, March 2013: Genetic technology provides a powerful new tool to understand how wild fish populations live, grow and change, and help ensure the longterm sustainability of wild fisheries. Genetic technology has an enormous amount to offer the industry, from those in the fisheries right through to the Continue reading Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries

Tooth decay bacteria evolved as diet changed

From ABC Science, News in Science, February 18, 2013: Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living on a meat-dominated, grain-free diet had much healthier mouths that we have today, with almost no cavities and gum disease-associated bacteria, a genetic study of ancient dental plaque has revealed. The international team of researchers, led by a group at the Australian Centre Continue reading Tooth decay bacteria evolved as diet changed

DNA dating study kills off ‘Jurassic Park’

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 10 October: Reconstructing dinosaurs from ancient DNA has been dealt a blow with a new study finding genetic material can only last one million years. An international team of researchers reached the finding after analysing DNA extracted from bones of the extinct New Zealand moa. They found that Continue reading DNA dating study kills off ‘Jurassic Park’

Gut bacteria reveals human migration

From ABC Science, News in Science, 23 January 2009: A bacterial parasite known to cause stomach ulcers is shedding new light on ancient patterns of human migration across the Pacific region, according to an international study. In the latest edition of Science, researchers report that their study of the distribution of Helicobacter pylori genotypes has Continue reading Gut bacteria reveals human migration