Genetics News

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 description of genetic differences in a worldwide sample of wheat lines. Wheat fields in Lviv region, Ukraine. Image credit: Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 3.0. Plant scientists often look at the genetic makeup of an organism to breed new varieties for specific, desirable traits, such as drought,...

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...

Feb 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of genetic scientists led by Prof Victor Albert of the University at Buffalo, the carnivorous plant Utricularia gibba, commonly known...

Feb 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Darwin’s finches, also known as the Galápagos finches, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. An international...

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...