Genetics News

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 of human genome is likely to be doing something important. Illustration of a DNA molecule. Image credit: Christoph Bock, Max Planck Institute for Informatics / CC BY-SA 3.0. This figure is very different from one given in 2012 by researchers from the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project,...

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...

Jun 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Prof Michael Sussman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates that six electric fish lineages – Torpediniformes,...

Jun 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large international team of scientists has sequenced and analyzed the 640 million base pair genome of Eucalyptus grandis (known as the Flooded Gum or...

Jun 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Genetic researchers from the International Sheep Genomics Consortium have sequenced the complete genome of domestic sheep (Ovis aries). Domestic sheep....

May 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The kiwi (Apteryx spp.), a national symbol of New Zealand, is most closely related to members of the family Aepyornithidae – enormous, flightless...

May 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Genetic researchers led by Dr Jürgen Liebig of Arizona State University have sequenced the genome of the Nevada dampwood termite (Zootermopsis nevadensis). Simplified...