Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
A mummified seven-year-old boy sacrificed during an ancient Incan ritual reveals important information regarding ancient lineages predating Spanish colonization.
The ancestry of modern Europeans' genetic make up has become somewhat clearer with the discovery of a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient hunter-gatherer ancestry.
Researchers recently revealed that cacao trees are older than previously thought. This suggests the trees may have enough genetic diversity to meet growing chocolate demands.
The identification of common owls may be outdated. That is, a recent genetic analysis revealed Common Barn Owls and Short-eared Owls are more genetically diverse than previously thought.
Venom is both a predatory defense and a predator's advantage. While some venomous animals have recently evolved with more potent toxins, their ancient counterparts diversified less often. This suggests that the evolution of venom is more complex than previously thought.
CRISPR, a gene-editing system, could have serious consequences if rapidly spreading genes end up in the wrong species.
Researchers from Purdue University discovered a new method to help conservationists better assess which species should be considered threatened or endangered.
In efforts to save an endangered species and increase its genetic diversity, scientists recently reproduced black-footed ferrets using frozen sperm from about 20 years ago.
Pig farmers are claiming that if we want to preserve hog diversity, we will have to just develop a bigger appetite for them. The Red Wattle Hog is one type of pig that is on the brink of extinction in the United States, and ironically, to save them, people will have to start eating them.
University of Florida (UF) researchers have analyzed the genome sequences of 10 diverse citrus varieties for the first time, and are calling for genetic diversity among the fruits to help combat the ongoing epidemic of citrus greening.