Genetics News

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 common wheat, Triticum aestivum. Image credit: Franz Eugen Köhler. The common wheat is a major dietary component for many populations across the world. Grown on more land than any other crop, more than 215 million hectares of wheat are harvested annually to generate a world production of almost...

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...

May 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Australian researchers led by Dr Timothy Bredy of the University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute say they may have found a way to silence...