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New book from CSHL Press with focus on genetics, personalized medicine and human diversity
'Human Variation,' new from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, provides a state-of-the-art view of human genetic variation and what we can infer from it, surveying the genetic diversity seen in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and India. (2014-10-17)
Biologists shed new light on an old question
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. (2018-12-12)
The opportunity for canalization and the evolution of genetic networks
Using a combination of mathematical and computational models, Stephen R. (2005-02-02)
Hidden genetic variations power evolutionary leaps
So-called 'cryptic' genetic variation plays an important role in evolution, despite having no immediate effect on the behavior or appearance of the organism. (2019-07-25)
Is short stature associated with a 'shortage' of genes?
New research sifts through the entire genome of thousands of human subjects to look for genetic variation associated with height. (2011-11-23)
New method for identifying most aggressive childhood cancers
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumors in children. (2015-01-28)
A more accurate understanding of the gorilla genome
Using recent advances in genetic sequencing technology, researchers have significantly improved upon previous assemblies of the gorilla genome. (2016-03-31)
Study: Impact of genetics on human height is not increasing
The relative impact of genetics on height does not increase with improvements to the standard of living. (2017-01-27)
Color vision variation in guppies influences female mate preference
A variety of animals have male-specific ornament traits and these ornaments are favored by female choice. (2018-11-19)
Genetic variation impacts aspirin's effectiveness in preventing colon cancer, Dartmouth study finds
Dartmouth researchers are among a team of doctors that have learned more about how people may or may not benefit from taking aspirin in the effort to curb colon cancer. (2006-10-24)
Genetic tricks of rabbits resistant to fatal viral disease
Underlying genetic variation in the immune systems of rabbits allowed them to rapidly evolve genetic resistance to the myxoma virus, a deadly rabbit pathogen introduced into Europe and Australia during the 1950s, according to a new study. (2019-02-14)
Evolution and domestication of seed structure shown to use same genetic mutation
For the first time, scientists have identified a mutation in plants that was selected twice -- during both natural evolution and domestication. (2011-07-07)
GTEx -- How our fenetic code regulates gene expression
A new study presents the first analysis of the pilot dataset from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, which investigates how our underlying DNA regulates gene expression. (2015-05-07)
Differences in immune responses create a genetic conflict between sexes
A unique study from Lund University in Sweden has discovered for the first time that there is a genetic sexual conflict in the immune system in animals. (2018-08-02)
New sequencing tools give up close look at yeast evolution
Using next-generation sequencing, corresponding author Gianni Liti et. al. provide a detailed characterization of the genetic variation present within the baker's yeast species. (2014-01-21)
Physical attraction linked to genes that control height, study finds
Our choice of romantic partner can be determined by genetics more than we might expect, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2016-01-19)
Expansion of transposable elements offers clue to genetic paradox
A research group led by Professor GUO Yalong from the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with SONG Ge, and Sureshkumar Balasubramanian from the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia, has revealed that transposable element insertions could potentially help species with limited genetic variation adapt to novel environments. (2019-03-17)
Genetic variations associated with treatment response for childhood leukemia
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with certain genetic variations can have a different response to anti-cancer treatment than other patients, according to a study in the Jan. (2009-01-27)
New discovery: Molecular variation in one gene affects the growth of natural populations
Ecologists have shown that molecular variation in one gene may affect the growth of a population in its natural habitat. (2006-04-26)
Genetic link between being tall and being slim, study shows
If you're tall, you're also more likely to be slim, new genetic research has revealed. (2015-09-21)
Stanford biomedical ethicist speaks on role of race in scientific research
Is racial profiling OK in a research setting? Is categorizing groups of people based on genetic characteristics acceptable? (2003-02-15)
Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor
New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. (2008-01-30)
Genetic variation may increase risk of liver damage in patients with chronic hepatitis B
A new study has shown that genetic variation may increase the risk of severe liver damage in Caucasians with chronic hepatitis B infection. (2018-07-26)
Surprising discovery: Sweet tooth gene connected with less body fat
Last year researchers from the University of Copenhagen discovered that a particular craving for sweet things may be determined by a genetic variation. (2018-04-11)
Women at risk from vitamin A deficiency
A new genetic discovery highlights a potential vitamin A deficiency among UK women. (2009-11-18)
Tall and slim: They go together, genetic study shows
University of Queensland scientists have found a genetic basis for height and body mass differences between European populations. (2015-09-14)
Genes an important factor in urinary incontinence
Much of the risk of developing incontinence before middle age is determined by our genes. (2011-04-04)
Researchers at Maryland play key role in unprecedented effort to analyze human genome
After eight years of analysis, scientists from around the world have completed an unprecedented project to delineate a wide spectrum of human genetic variation. (2015-10-01)
Twins study shows how genes shape body weight by affecting gut microbes
Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body. (2014-11-06)
Why do people vote? Genetic variation in political participation
A groundbreaking new study finds that genes significantly affect variation in voter turnout, shedding new light on the reasons why people vote and participate in the political system. (2008-06-26)
New insights into human genetic variation revealed: Nature paper
A powerful new analysis of the protein-coding region of the human genome known as the exome will boost efforts to pinpoint clinically relevant genetic variations linked to human disease. (2016-08-17)
Individuals and populations differ in gene activity levels, not just genes
Much like how a person's genetic code differs from other individuals, the level at which those genes are activated in the body differs from one person to another, scientists have learned. (2007-03-01)
Study reveals value of schizophrenia-related gene variation
University of Iowa researchers have learned more about a genetic variation that is a small risk factor for a mild form of schizophrenia yet also is associated with improved overall survival. (2007-02-13)
A short genetic history of the Flores Island pygmies
On the Indonesian island of Flores, populations of tiny humans arose twice, independently and separated by tens of thousands of years, according to new research. (2018-08-02)
Why some people are more attractive than others
If good genes spread through the population, why are people so different? (2007-03-27)
Cognitive performance influenced by gene for prion protein (also affected by mad cow disease)
Cognitive performance is influenced by an interplay of genes and environment. (2003-11-05)
CCNY team defines new biodiversity metric
To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today's patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. (2014-08-29)
Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. (2014-10-31)
Insights into primate diversity: Lessons from the rhesus macaque
New research published in BMC Genetics shows that the rhesus macaque has three times as much genetic variation than humans. (2012-06-28)
A fly (genome) like any other fly
Biologists may well know more about the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, including its entire genome sequence, than about anything else with legs. (2004-04-20)
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