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How rice underwent mutations from crop to weed and back

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 15:55

Researchers have looked back in time to see whether the same genetic mutations underlay the emergence of the same traits in both cultivated and weedy rice.

Just 2 genetic mutations sparked evolutionary jump 500 million years ago

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:44

A research team has found that the stage for the evolution of modern hormonal signalling was set by just 2 mutations about 500 million years ago.

Evolution to be blamed for bad backs and tooth aches

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 12:12

Evolution may have put humans at the top of the food chain but it also landed us with bad backs, dropped arches and impacted wisdom teeth, scientists have claimed. <br><br>