A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer new insights into the biology of disease.
A steep increase in customs duties took effect in Cuba in September 2012.
European Union leaders pledged in December 2012 to plug the gaps in Europe’s military capabilities and strengthen its arms industry.
Pieces of pottery, iron tools and jewelry dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Dakar after torrential rains flooded some suburbs, university researchers said in September 2012.
A team of 200 U.S. Marines began patrolling Guatemala’s western coast in August 2012 in an unprecedented operation to beat drug traffickers in the Central America region, a U.S. military spokesman said.
A co-founder of popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia at the request of Sweden, where he faces a one-year prison term for violating copyright laws, authorities said in September 2012.