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An analysis of 14,000 genomes reveals regions where new mutations are more likely to develop.

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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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Picturing Inheritance, 1916

By Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016

This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.

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Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.

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Carry-On Luggage

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.

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Ghosts in the Genome

By Oliver J. Rando | December 1, 2015

How one generation’s experience can affect the next

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Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 7, 2014

The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows. 

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Half Genes, Half Environment

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2014

Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.

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Test Scores Are in the Genes

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2013

More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.

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Inherited Fears

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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