Genetics News

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 AD 1300 and AD 1500 has been found in the genomes of 27 living Rapanui, according to a new genetic study published in the journal Current Biology. Rapanui people. Image credit: © Santiago Caruso. Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is located in the easternmost corner of the Polynesian...

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,...

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...

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...