Tagged: DNA


Neanderthals cellular DNA found in cave dust

Around 100,000 years ago, Neanderthals lived for many generations in the Atapuerca ridge in northern Spain, as indicated by stone tools, ancient fireplaces and bones from hunted animals. Researchers have now succeeded in recording...


How tech is reinventing healthcare

“It’s time to get rid of the scars,” says Mark Slack, a gynaecologist and co-founder of robotic surgery startup CMR Surgical. Cambridge-based CMR Surgical was founded in 2014 – Slack remembers how, when the company started,...


DNA bar coding facilitates the identification of species

Developments in genetic engineering also facilitate taxonomy, ie the scientific classification of species. The species can be identified by a small piece of DNA, just as a product is identified in a store by...