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Science, Maths & Technology 

Unzip your genes

Try this quiz to determine whether common traits are hereditary or influenced by the environment

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Sperm counts

How much sperm does a man make? Would you explode if you don't release your sperm? Explore the male reproductive system in this article and video.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The science of sperm

Mike Leahy - writing with Hilary McQueen - gets to grips with the numbers behind the man's part of the reproductive system - sperm.

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The selective breeding of dogs

How does the selective breeding of dogs work? Why are poodles and German Shephers different? What about designer dogs? This science article explores.

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What is a Sardinian dig telling us about female mobility of the Phoenicians? article icon

History & The Arts 

What is a Sardinian dig telling us about female mobility of the Phoenicians?

DNA and archaology are coming together to reveal how multicultural a great Empire was.

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Dogs under the microscope

Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.

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Nature & Environment 

The science of genetics

This extract from An Introduction to the Human Genome explores the basics of the science at the heart of genetics.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

How can knowing how DNA repairs itself help defeat cancer?

DNA can repair itself. Which is great news for most cells - but if we know how it pulls off the trick, we can stop cancer cells from fighting against treament.

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How can a genetic mutation shared by many Brazilians help in the fight against cancer?

The startling discovery that hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have a genetic mutation that undermines their ability to resist cancer is helping labs worldwide in their search for new treatments for the disease. Sue Armstrong explains.

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Life with the lions: Why relocating South African lions to Rwanda might create its own problems article icon

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Life with the lions: Why relocating South African lions to Rwanda might create its own problems

The reintroduction of lions to Rwanda after twenty years might seem like a conversation success story - but it's a little more compliacted, explains Laura Bertola.

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History & The Arts 

The science behind forensics

"Forensic science is just recent archaeology", says Allan Jamieson, Director of the Forensic Institute, Glasgow, as he explains how the same science can solve recent crimes and shed light on the past.

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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease

Tis the week to talk about: Bacteriophages, breath-detecting disease, our bees electric and DNA barcoding.

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