Genetics News

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 tiniest insect genome sequenced so far. An adult male of the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Image credit: Richard E. Lee Jr. The Antarctic midge is a small, wingless fly. It was first described by a naturalist aboard the S.Y. Belgica, an exploratory ship that plied the waters off the Antarctica...

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...

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....