Genetics News

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 of years – expresses a vision gene (opsin) that is usually only found in beetle species with eyes. The researchers say their discovery challenges the classic Darwinian view of evolution. Water beetle Acilius sulcatus. Image credit: Kai Kluwe. “Opsin proteins form visual pigments which turn...

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...

Dec 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides overwhelming evidence that the human skeleton found under a car park in Leicester,...

Nov 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of genetic researchers has sequenced the genome of a maritime centipede called Strigamia maritima, enabling them to reconstruct many...

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...