Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

Kew Gardens scientists test DNA of wood in fight against illegal logging

Interpol estimates that illegal logging is worth between £23 billion and £76 billion annually, with up to 30 per cent of all internationally traded timber thought to be illegally sourced.

More than 26 million people have added their DNA to four leading ancestry databases: report

Millions of people have willingly given up their privacy via their own DNA, thanks to the growing popularity of at-home ancestry tests.
More than 26 million people have taken DNA tests from at least one of the four major consumer genetics companies, according to a recent study by MIT Technology Review.