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Study reveals surprising amount of gene flow among butterfly species

November 7, 2019

Scientists know that shared parts of DNA create color patterns in some passion vine butterflies. The patterns help…
Study provides framework for green plant evolution

October 29, 2019

Gene sequences for more than 1,100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant…
Scientists uncover genetic similarities among species that use sound to navigate

October 7, 2019

Insect-eating bats navigate effortlessly in the dark and dolphins and killer whales gobble up prey in murky waters…
ORNL scientists shed light on microbial ‘dark matter’ with new approach

October 1, 2019

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a way to isolate and…
New, improved human genome reference in the works

September 26, 2019

A completely new, comprehensive human genome reference will be created in a National Institutes of Health-funded, multi-institutional initiative. The…
To grow or to flower

September 23, 2019

Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether…
Fruit flies’ microbiomes shape their evolution

September 18, 2019

The expression “you are what you eat” has taken on new meaning. In an experiment in fruit flies,…
Undercover Evolution

September 6, 2019

Providing a glimpse of the hidden workings of evolution, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara have…
Methods for Determining Similar Sequences Across Genomes

July 30, 2019

Individuals of a species differ from one another at the genetic level to various degrees. These differences represent…
CRISPRed Exosomes Correct Rett Syndrome Communication Breakdown

July 29, 2019

CRISPR continues to be big news. Condemnation of the gene editing technology was swift late last year when…
Newly granted CRISPR patents boost UC’s U.S. portfolio to 10

July 24, 2019

The University of California has received two new patents for use of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology, increasing its…
Researchers wirelessly hack ‘boss’ gene, a step toward reprogramming the human genome

July 17, 2019

It seems like everything is going wireless these days. That now includes efforts to reprogram the human genome.…
Scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

July 10, 2019

UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth’s expanding population, especially…
Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics

June 21, 2019

Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using…
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with certain diseases

June 20, 2019

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such…
From Function to Form

June 18, 2019

Sequencing the first human genome was a herculean effort that took 13 years, hundreds of researchers around the…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
How Do You Find a Virus That’s Completely Unknown? Study Says, Look to the Genome

May 20, 2019

Penn team of microbiologists and pulmonologists scan genome databases and find a new abundant viral family associated with…
Cancer cell genomes identified using new technology

May 17, 2019

If a tumour is made up of cells with many different genomes, a single drug might not kill…
Researchers sequence the genome’s elusive centromere

May 15, 2019

Though much of the human genome has been sequenced and assembled, scientists have hit road blocks trying to…
Thriving in Thin Air Goes Back 160,000 Years to the Denisovans, New Study Finds

May 14, 2019

Fleshing out the details of ancient humanity has typically begun with fossil finds and then, years later, sequencing…
UGA researchers help identify ‘the mother of peanut’

May 6, 2019

Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of…
Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedent Accuracy

May 2, 2019

Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research…
Milkweed Bug Genome Revealed

April 24, 2019

I’ll admit that I have long admired the beauty of the large milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus, without knowing anything…
Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

April 10, 2019

Justin Fay has brewed wine and beer from dozens of different types of yeast. But not necessarily for drinking…
Insulin Insights

April 10, 2019

The discovery of insulin in the 1920s marked the breakthrough in the almost 3,500-year-long mystery of diabetes, a…
Museum Genomes Explain the Plight of the Grauer’s Gorilla

January 15, 2019

When a population rapidly plummets, the chance sampling of genetic drift and inevitable inbreeding can accelerate the pace…
New Biomarker Links Cancer Progression to Genome Instability

January 15, 2019

Our DNA is under constant attack. The delicate molecule that contains our genetic information is extremely vulnerable to…
Go slow, start small with genome screening, experts urge

December 5, 2018

Programs to screen the genomes of healthy adults to identify genes that may put them at risk for…
Mite genomes reveal ‘mighty surprising’ fragrant and colourful secrets

November 22, 2018

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have uncovered some unexpected ‘foreign’ genes in the tiny itch-inducing chigger mite…
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