Genetics News

Jul 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists at the Senckenberg Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate in Frankfurt, Germany, has reconstructed large parts of the male chromosome in polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Essential parts of the polar bear Y chromosome have been decoded for the first time. Image credit: Axel Janke. “In order to gain insights into the evolutionary development of polar bears, we use genetics instead of fossils,” said Prof Axel Janke, team...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists led by the University of Leipzig, Germany, has sequenced the genome of the North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)...

Jul 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of genetic researchers from Italy and Spain has completed the first comprehensive analysis of the genomes of seven melon varieties. The Korean melon...

Jul 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Dr Vincent Lynch from the University of Chicago has identified extensive genetic changes responsible for what makes a woolly mammoth...

Jul 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Those who are born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be faster-thinking and taller than others, a new study led by Dr Peter Joshi of...

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Some reef-building corals have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm waters, according to a new study co-led by Dr Line Bay from the Australian Institute...

Jun 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Genetic analysis of the mandible of an anatomically modern Homo sapiens who lived in what is now Romania between 42,000 and 37,000 years ago reveals that...

Jun 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, led by Prof Minoru Tanaka of the National Institute for Basic Biology in Okazaki, Japan, shows that the foxl3 gene, which is expressed in...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new genomic analysis of people currently living in Egypt and Ethiopia suggests that Eurasians originated when early Africans moved north – through...

May 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists, co-led by Dr Carlos Alonso-Blanco of the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología in Spain and Dr Sureshkumar Balasubramanian of Monash...

May 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History and elsewhere sequenced and analyzed the draft genome of a 35,000-year-old wolf from the...

Apr 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Genetic researchers have sequenced and analyzed the complete genomes of two key bumblebee species – the European buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)...

Apr 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists from the United States, Sweden, Canada, and the UK, has sequenced and analyzed the complete high-quality genomes of two woolly mammoths...

Apr 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of genetic scientists, co-led by Dr Chris Tyler-Smith of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Dr Aylwyn Scally of the University of Cambridge,...

Mar 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of scientists led by Dr Eduard Akhunov of Kansas State University has created the first haplotype map of wheat that provides detailed...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Nature, scientists used DNA samples collected from 2,039 people to create the fine-scale genetic map of British...

Mar 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists behind a new study published in the journal ZooKeys reject a recent claim that a yet-to-be-discovered species of Himalayan bear may be the source...

Mar 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution provides more support for the hypothesis that modern Japanese are an admixed population...

Mar 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study reported in the journal European Journal of Human Genetics, millions of modern Asian men are descended from eleven dynastic leaders,...

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...