‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says

CNN — Scientists are hopeful that the key to reviving red wolves, which are on the brink of extinction, may lie in the genes of coyotes that have significant red wolf ancestry. Red wolves once lived throughout the southeastern United States but were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Today, thanks to the work … Read more

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says | Zoology

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says |  Zoology

Scientists are hopeful that the key to reviving red wolves, which are on the brink of extinction, may lie in the genes of coyotes that have significant red wolf ancestry. Red wolves once lived throughout the southeastern United States but were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Today, thanks to the work of conservationists, … Read more

US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates | Medicine

US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates |  Medicine

The Biden Administration announced plans to beef up its response to monkeypox on Tuesday, detailing plans to offer more vaccines and more tests to people who are most at risk of getting it—including men who have sex with men and their partners. The move comes after pressure from states, who have been pushing the Administration … Read more

Florida conservationists capture 215 pound python, the heaviest found in the state | Zoology

Florida conservationists capture 215 pound python, the heaviest found in the state |  Zoology

She’s massive, invasive and covered in scales: A record breaking 215-pound, 18-foot-long Burmese python has been captured in Florida. The python is the heaviest ever captured in the state, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced on Wednesday. The huge reptile was captured by the conservancy as part of its invasive Burmese python research program. Biologists … Read more

Impact fund Ocean 14 Capital invests $12m in shrimp genetics and nutrition firm SyAqua

Impact fund Ocean 14 Capital invests m in shrimp genetics and nutrition firm SyAqua

Ocean 14 Capital Fund, a private equity impact investment fund focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14): Life Below Water,​ has signed a deal to purchase a controlling stake, valued at US$12m, in SyAqua from Golden Springs Group (GSG). SyAqua is engaged in genetics and early nutrition to the shrimp hatchery market, … Read more

Blue Origin launches first Mexican-born woman to go to space

Blue Origin launches first Mexican-born woman to go to space

New York CNN Business — A California startup wants to put satellites into a circular chamber and whip them around to more than 5,000 miles per hour before letting them burst out, allowing a rocket to fire up its engine only after it’s escaped the smothering tug of Earth’s gravity. The 60-foot-tall suborbital rocket took … Read more

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome: Research

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome: Research

The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say York University scientists in a new study. The findings were published in the journal Communications Biology. Piloting a new frontier of metagenomics, the … Read more