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Forensic evidence links badgers and cows in British tuberculosis infections

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious disease that threatens the health of livestock, wildlife, and the agricultural economy, particularly in the United Kingdom. Although every cow in the UK is subjected to a yearly bTB test, and those with positive … Continue reading

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The (genetic) answer to the polar bear (evolution) question

When did polar bears evolve to form a separate and distinct species from their relatives, the brown and black bears? Researchers from China, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Singapore, Canada, Mexico and the USA have recently collaborated to address this very question … Continue reading

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