Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73

Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.

Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.

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Y Chromosome from Early Modern Humans Replaced Neanderthal Y
Y Chromosome from Early Modern Humans Replaced Neanderthal Y
Jef Akst | Sep 24, 2020
A selective advantage may have led the modern human Y chromosome to sweep through the Neanderthal population after it was introduced via interbreeding more than 100,000 years ago.
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 13, 2020
Download this eBook to learn how new sequencing methods revolutionize genetics research!
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
Joachim Messing, Developer of Shotgun Sequencing, Dies
Joachim Messing, Developer of Shotgun Sequencing, Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2019
In addition to his work on widely-used techniques, the researcher was known for engineering crop plants.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2019
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
The Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early BirdsThe Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early Birds
The Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early Birds
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2019
When people prefer to go to bed is linked to hundreds of variations in their genes.
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Catherine Offord | Dec 14, 2018
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
Genetic Sequencing Uncovers New Options for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Genetic Sequencing Uncovers New Options for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
A small pilot study suggests the approach can identify effective treatments already approved for other cancers.
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Ashley Yeager | Oct 18, 2018
Combining data from the genetic testing techniques can guide patient care, scientists say.