Curious Meerkat

A science blog covering a range of topics including evolution, conservation, medicine, the environment and biotechnology.
Added: June 07, 2014
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Language: English
Type: Blog
Category: Science
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CRISPR MutAnts Lose Interest in Socialising

New gene editing technologies have revolutionised genetic science, but social insects like ants have proved difficult to genetically modify because of their complex lifecycle and social structure. Now, two separate labs have succeeded in using ...

July Editorial

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Curious Meerkat newsletter. I know there have been a few hiccups with the first few RSS newsletters – thanks for sticking around and bearing with me while I get it right! The problem was that ...

Plankton Brought Back from the Dead

A team of scientists from Denmark and Sweden revived dinoflagellates from cysts in sediments cores taken from Koljö fjord in Sweden, spanning 9 decades. Using DNA microsatellite analysis they reconstructed their population genetics, and found ...

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