Genetics News

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of genetic researchers from the United States, Europe and China has sequenced and analyzed the complete genome of the Northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys). Female and male Northern white-cheeked gibbon. Image credit: Linda, Jinterwas / CC BY 2.0. For many decades, scientists have known that gibbon chromosomes evolve quickly and have many breaks and rearrangements, but up until now there has been no explanation why. “Chromosomes...

Sep 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of scientists led by Dr Philippe Lashermes of the French Institute of Research for Development has generated a high-quality draft genome of...

Aug 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to genetic researchers headed by Prof Leif Andersson of Texas A&M University, Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,...

Aug 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of genetic researchers headed by Prof David Denlinger of the Ohio State University, the Antarctic midge (Belgica antarctica) has the...

Aug 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New genetic research conducted by scientists from Griffith University in Nathan, Australia, and the Natural History Museum in Tring, UK, has confirmed...

Jul 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of genetic scientists led by Dr Gerton Lunter of the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, only 8.2 percent...

Jul 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium have published a draft sequence of the genome of the common wheat (Triticum aestivum). The...

Jul 7, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

The first ever systematic genetic analysis of evidence purporting to be from so-called anomalous primates such as yeti and migoi in the Himalaya, almasty...

Jul 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to what is sometimes called the super-athlete gene, or more prosaically, EPAS1, they acquired when...