Genetics News

Nov 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. genetic researchers led by Dr Stuart Kim of Stanford University have sequenced the genomes of 17 supercentenarians to see if they could uncover the genetic basis for extreme human longevity. Misao Okawa (born on March 5, 1898) and her relatives: she is a Japanese supercentenarian who is, at the age of 116 years, the world’s oldest living person; she married in 1919, has three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and...

Oct 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Members of the Filoviridae, a family of viruses to which Ebola and its relative, Marburg virus, belong, are between 16 and 23 million years old –...

Oct 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Evidence for contact between the ancient Rapanui people (inhabitants of Easter Island) and the indigenous peoples of South America sometime between approximately...

Oct 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of genetic scientists led by Dr Qiaomei Fu of Harvard Medical School has recovered and sequenced the DNA from a thighbone of a male hunter-gatherer...

Oct 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of researchers who are part of the Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium has identified six new genetic variants associated with habitual...

Oct 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

By analyzing the genome sequences of 101 monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) from around the world, a team of genetic researchers headed by Dr Marcus...

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of genetic researchers from the United States, Europe and China has sequenced and analyzed the complete genome of the Northern white-cheeked...

Sep 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of scientists led by Dr Philippe Lashermes of the French Institute of Research for Development has generated a high-quality draft genome of...

Aug 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to genetic researchers headed by Prof Leif Andersson of Texas A&M University, Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,...