Genetics News

Dec 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of genetic researchers led by Prof Mark Springer from Montclair State University has found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds about 116 million years ago (the end of the Early Cretaceous). Mutations that eliminated enamel and dentin from the teeth of modern birds – an event which eventually led to toothless beaks – began about 116 million years ago, according to a new study. Image credit: Michael Day...

Dec 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In an ambitious four-year genetic study on bird evolution, an international consortium of more than 200 scientists from 80 institutions across 20 countries...

Dec 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides overwhelming evidence that the human skeleton found under a car park in Leicester,...

Nov 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of genetic researchers has sequenced the genome of a maritime centipede called Strigamia maritima, enabling them to reconstruct many...

Nov 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. genetic researchers led by Dr Stuart Kim of Stanford University have sequenced the genomes of 17 supercentenarians to see if they could uncover the...

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 –...

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...