Gene-tinkering improves maize yield

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Meet the grandparent of the Brontosaurus

Topics: Biological Sciences -  Genetics Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution Years: 10 Meet the grandparent of the Brontosaurus | Cosmos Word Count: 285 This quick read shines a spotlight on the new discovery … Continued

Gene drive causes collapse in captive mosquito population

Topics: Biological Sciences -  Genetics Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Years: 10 Gene drive causes collapse in captive mosquito population Word Count: 354 This short article discusses the new research being … Continued

558-million-year-old fossil is oldest animal on Earth

Topics: Biological Sciences -  Genetics Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution Years: 10 558-million-year-old fossil is oldest animal on Earth 558-million-year-old fossil is oldest animal on Earth Word Count: 346 Short article about the … Continued

Cane toad genome offers hope for eventual control

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Bittersweet

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Elks on the horns of a dilemma

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Genetics; Lifecycles; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 5, 7, 9, 10 Elks on the horns of a dilemma … Continued

Cities drive natural selection

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function; Diversity and Evolution Years: 6, 7, 9, 10 Cities drive natural selection Word Count: 37 This … Continued

Why don’t elephants get cancer?

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells; Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 8, 10 Why don’t elephants get cancer? Word Count: 690 This fascinating article on new research … Continued

Experts issue warning about pet genetic testing

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Years: 10 Experts issue warning about pet genetic testing Word Count: 518 This report into recent findings that a lack of … Continued