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Mathematical models can predict animals’ risk of extinction

It’s not easy to predict whether a species will die out. However, scientists from Syddansk Universitet are on the case using statistics to save endangered animals.

Inbreeding among mountain gorillas has no consequences

Scientists map entire genome of mountain gorillas and are surprised by what it reveals about inbreeding.

Did inbreeding and poor health kill the mighty mammoth?

Two mammoths, living 40,000 years apart, could hold the secret genetic history of these mighty creatures.

Mammoth extinction: new study questions comet theory

Did extreme weather changes kill off the woolly mammoths? Scientists continue to disagree.

Oldest human genome reveals a story of sex and migration

The world's oldest known human genome has been mapped and provides key dates and insight into human history.