Genetics News

Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A gene that is responsible for brain size in modern Homo sapiens and their ancient relatives, Neanderthals and Denisovans, has been identified by a team of scientists from Germany led by Dr Wieland Huttner of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. An anatomical illustration from Johannes Sobotta’s Human Anatomy, 1908. In their study, Dr Huttner and his colleagues from the Technical University of Dresden and the...

Feb 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of genetic scientists led by Prof Victor Albert of the University at Buffalo, the carnivorous plant Utricularia gibba, commonly known...

Feb 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Darwin’s finches, also known as the Galápagos finches, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. An international...

Jan 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from Australia has discovered that a species of blind water beetle called Limbodessus palmulaoides – living underground for millions...

Jan 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Australian researchers have managed to extract DNA from two extinct marsupials: a giant short-faced kangaroo (Simosthenurus occidentalis) and a giant wallaby...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) arrived in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed the Bering...

Jan 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of genetic researchers headed by Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes from the University of Liverpool, UK, has sequenced the genome of the mysterious bowhead...

Dec 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of genetic researchers led by Prof Mark Springer from Montclair State University has found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living...

Dec 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In an ambitious four-year genetic study on bird evolution, an international consortium of more than 200 scientists from 80 institutions across 20 countries...