The Story of Dogs

2021-12-20T16:04:38+00:0020 December 2021|

Dogs, descended from wolves, were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, some 40,000 years ago. New research, using modern DNA sequencing, is unravelling the evolutionary history of our canine companions.

Darwin Tree of Life in 2021: Tireless fieldwork and the first beautiful genomes

2021-12-16T10:03:01+00:0016 December 2021|

Teams have been collecting species across the UK - from the mountains of Scotland, to the sea caves of Wales, and the forests of Oxfordshire. Back in the labs we’ve been processing protists, extracting DNA, and assembling and publishing the first of our high-quality, reference genomes.