The Scientist

» genome

Most Recent

A new statistical method finds that many genetic variants used to determine trait-disease relationships may have additional effects that GWAS analyses don’t pick up.

0 Comments

image: Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B

Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B

By Abby Olena | May 9, 2018

Analyses of more than 300 ancient human genomes show that Hepatitis B virus has infected humans for at least 4,500 years and has much older origins than modern viral genomes would suggest.

0 Comments

Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Gene Expression

Image of the Day: Gene Expression

By The Scientist Staff | April 9, 2018

A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.

0 Comments

image: Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 5, 2018

The Texas Tech University professor also investigated the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on surrounding wildlife.

0 Comments

Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.

0 Comments

DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.

1 Comment

image: Kathy Matthews, <em>Drosophila</em> Geneticist, Dies

Kathy Matthews, Drosophila Geneticist, Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 20, 2018

For decades, Matthews led two important repositories for fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.  

1 Comment

Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.

0 Comments

In cooperation with its microbiome, the animal has genetic help in digesting blood and warding off pathogens.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
  2. RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another
  3. Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
  4. Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access