Genetics News

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 – far older than previously thought, according to a new study led by Prof Derek Taylor of the University at Buffalo. Transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion. Image credit: Frederick Murphy / CDC. The family Filoviridae (filoviruses) includes three genera – Cuevavirus, Ebolavirus,...

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,...

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...