evolutionary genomics
Computer Science Pioneer Dies
Computer Science Pioneer Dies
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 21, 2015
John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2015
Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 6, 2015
Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | May 27, 2015
Mammalian Y chromosome genes with important functions are transferred to autosomal chromosomes more often than previously thought, a study shows.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
Where the Wild Things Were
Where the Wild Things Were
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.
A Wilder Europe
A Wilder Europe
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.
<em>Drosophila</em>’s New Genes
Drosophila’s New Genes
Jef Akst | Jan 23, 2014
An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.