Genetics News

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) and the North American common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens). The results appear in two papers published in the journal Genome Biology. The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris). Image credit: Simon Koopmann / CC BY-SA 2.0 DE. “The sequencing and annotation of these bumblebee genomes...

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...