Genetics News

Apr 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of genetic scientists from the Ilia State University’s Institute of Ecology in Tbilisi, Georgia, hybridization of wolves (Canis lupus) with shepherd dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) in the Caucasus Mountains might be more recent than previously thought. Livestock guarding dog, upper, livestock guarding dog with the inferred wolf ancestry – first-generation hybrid, middle, and a wolf; all from Kazbegi, Georgia. Credit:...

Apr 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new genetic study, published in the journal Genetics, supports the hypothesis that Neanderthals interbred with anatomically modern Homo sapiens in Eurasia. A...

Apr 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study, reported in the American Journal of Human Genetics, confirms that a gene called USP9X is critical to the earliest stages of the human brain...

Mar 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large multinational team of scientists led by Prof David Neale from the University of California Davis has sequenced the entire genome of the Loblolly...

Feb 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European beaver (Castor fiber) has been strongly affected by expanding human populations for many thousands of years, says a team of genetic scientists...

Feb 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The first genome sequencing of the 12,600 years old skeletal remains of a small boy discovered at the Anzick Clovis site in Wilsall, Montana shows that...

Feb 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published online in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on high-altitude adaptations in modern Tibetans. Also, it suggests that Tibetans...

Feb 6, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

A new study, conducted by a large consortium involving more than 30 groups from the United States, Canada, Australia and European countries, provides a...

Jan 27, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

The genome sequence of a man who lived in what is modern Spain 7,000 years ago reveals that European hunter-gatherers were dark-skinned and blue-eyed. This...