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Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 22, 2018
DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.
Kerry Grens | Mar 20, 2018
For decades, Matthews led two important repositories for fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Jim Daley | Feb 27, 2018
Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Genomic Particularities Hint at Vampire Bat’s Ability to Live Off Blood
Kerry Grens | Feb 19, 2018
In cooperation with its microbiome, the animal has genetic help in digesting blood and warding off pathogens.
Study: Telomeres Don’t Shorten with Age in Longest-Lived Bats
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers find that while bats in the
genus don’t produce telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, they possess 21 telomere maintenance–related genes.
DNA Analysis Paints New Picture of 10,000-Year-Old Briton
Shawna Williams | Feb 7, 2018
“Cheddar Man” had dark hair and blue eyes, a sequencing analysis suggests.
Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles
Staff | Feb 6, 2018
has been decimating agricultural crops since at least the 19th century, and by sequencing its genome researchers hope to explore new strategies for controlling the pest.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date.
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
Catherine Offord | Sep 11, 2017
The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication.
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.