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Supergene Explains Ruff Mating

By | November 18, 2015

Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.


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Stem Cell Similarities

By | October 28, 2015

Human induced pluripotent stem cells appear functionally equivalent to stem cells from embryos in a study.


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Dogs Originated in Central Asia

By | October 21, 2015

Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.

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Computer Science Pioneer Dies

By | August 21, 2015

John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.


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Scientists Oppose Scotland’s GM Crop Ban

By | August 19, 2015

Researchers from across the U.K. draft a letter criticizing the recent decision to keep genetically modified crops out of Scotland.


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Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn

By | July 13, 2015

Researchers attributed corn’s soft, edible casing to a single DNA base swap in its ancestor’s genome.


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Morphine’s Missing Link Found

By | June 29, 2015

Researchers identified the last poppy gene product needed to produce morphine in yeast.


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Extra DNA Base Discovered

By | June 23, 2015

An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.


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Telltale Tusks

By | June 22, 2015

Sequencing DNA from ivory may be useful for tracking down elephant poachers.


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Early Code

By | June 3, 2015

New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth.


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