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Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

October 24, 2019

The loss of genetic diversity will hinder the ability of plant and animal populations to adapt to changing…
Microbial Fingerprinting

August 19, 2019

How many stars are there in the observable universe? It was once deemed an impossible question, but astronomers…
Studying Diverse Populations Can Boost Genetic Discovery, Curb Health Disparities

June 20, 2019

Studying diverse, multi-ethnic populations can increase genetic discoveries and reduce health disparities, according to one of the largest…
Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability

May 21, 2019

Historic climate change events can have a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of a species, reveals a…
Hybrid mountain pine beetles set to spread more easily

February 26, 2018

A hybrid population of mountain pine beetles is set to do further damage to one of Canada’s most…
Scientists ID genes connected to well-being, depression and neuroticism

April 21, 2016

international group of more than 190 scientists who analyzed the genomes of 298,420 individuals have found genetic variants…
The Spice of Life

February 3, 2016

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that humans have a surprisingly high number of…
Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

December 23, 2015

Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation,…
Viruses impaired if their targets have diverse genes

November 18, 2014

When a viral infection spread through five genetically identical mice in a row, the virus replicated faster and…
Extinct Elephant Seal population reveals an evolutionary ‘time-machine’

January 31, 2014

Genetic diversity within isolated populations can occur quite rapidly in evolutionary terms, according to findings of a paper…
scientists make new discoveries in the transmission of viruses between animals and humans

August 13, 2013

From left: LLNL scientist Monica Borucki from the Lab’s Biosciences and Biotechnology Division looks at cell lines used…
In subglacial lake, surprising life goes on: Team identifies species in most inhospitable realm

July 9, 2013

Lake Vostok, buried under a glacier in Antarctica, is so dark, deep and cold that scientists had considered…
Researchers find genetic diversity key to survival of honey bee colonies

June 19, 2013

When it comes to honey bees, more mates is better. A new study from North Carolina State University,…
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