How to make a Mammoth Genetics Otago Apr 19

Are we really close to resurrecting the Mammoth?

The value of seeing things. Genetics Otago Apr 13

Peter K. Dearden A month or so ago I got a pain. A nagging, annoying pain in what a doctor referred to as ‘the groinal area’. In a testicle to be precise. Now, as a possessor of a Y chromosome, I did what needed to be done, I ignored it. But it hurt. Now when [...]

Not so Bully for Brontosaurus Genetics Otago Apr 08

Brontosauri are back, or are they?

Science and Impact. Genetics Otago Apr 06

Measuring the impact of Science is hard and important, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater

Evolving a Whale-Shrimp Genetics Otago Mar 31

Our oceans were filled with amazing animals that tell us about the past and the way evolution works.

Inheriting a ghost chromosome. Genetics Otago Mar 11

The strange story of why your dad’s Y chromosome could affect your biology, even if you didn’t inherit it.

Dead Famous DNA Genetics Otago Feb 19

Dead famous DNA is ludicrous and misrepresents genetics.

How to avoid DNA Genetics Otago Feb 10

How I learned to stop worrying and love DNA

Does exercise change your DNA? Genetics Otago Feb 03

Peter K. Dearden   Last week, on Facebook, an interesting article from the New York Times was being shared. The headline read “How Exercise Changes Our DNA”, and, despite the provocative title, the article underneath was pretty good.  The article explains how a recent published experiment showed that exercise changes some aspects of our DNA. [...]

Defining Genetic Modification. Genetics Otago Aug 05

Peter K. Dearden I have been doing a lot of travelling recently, and have become increasingly perplexed by the term ‘electronic device’ and what to do with them on planes. Some say turn off all your devices; does that mean heart pace makers, insulin pumps, and calculator watches? Some say you can have small ones [...]

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