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Research News: April 2020

DNA Day 2020

DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. 

The goal of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances impact their lives.

Publication date: 24 April 2020

Monkey teeth fossils hint several extinct species crossed the Atlantic

Most mammal fossils are visually unimpressive: a handful of teeth here and a fragment of bone there. Some are not even enough to identify the species they belonged to. But even a tiny fossil found in the right place can raise some really exciting questions about evolution.

This article by Vivien ShawSchool of Medical Sciences and Isabelle Catherine WinderSchool of Natural Sciences, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 16 April 2020

Bangor University contributes to global COVID-19 related research

Scientists at Bangor University are joining the global fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
A group of leading academics are to pool their expertise to develop new ways of mass-monitoring levels of SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes the newly named COVID-19 illness.

Publication date: 3 April 2020