ADVERTISEMENT
a black wolf and a gray wolf follow a third gray wolf, whose head is tilted back to watch, as they trot through a snowy background, with light colored, barren trees in the background.
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study
The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study

The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.

The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.

population genetics
babies
Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
Chloe Tenn | Dec 3, 2021 | 2 min read
A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.
An illustration shows circular red blood cells running into a yellow cholesterol blockage in a transverse section of an artery on a blue and purple background
Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Abby Olena, PhD | Dec 2, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.
Discover Genetic Influences on the Immune Response
The Genetics Behind Immune Response Variability
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers seek genomic clues to understand differences in the immune response to infection.
A smiling Black man leans against a colorful wall
Shane Campbell-Staton Dissects the Anthropocene
Lisa Winter | Sep 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The Princeton University evolutionary biologist studies how animals are changing due to human activity.
Study Tracks Geographical Gene Flow and Ancestry in the US
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2020 | 4 min read
The analysis adds new details to the picture of migration and mixing in a diverse country.
slavery, human population genetics, 23andMe, genomics, African American, Black history, history
African American Genomes Yield Insight into Slavery Practices
Amanda Heidt | Jul 23, 2020 | 5 min read
A massive study finds that regional differences in how slaves were treated throughout the Americas are reflected in the DNA of present-day Americans of African descent.
Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2019 | 4 min read
The findings of a new study contradict previous results from some of the same scientists that suggested Neanderthal DNA was gradually removed from modern human genomes.
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ashley Yeager | Oct 19, 2018 | 3 min read
Unlike other populations living at high altitude, Andeans didn’t rely on hypoxia-related genes.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018 | 2 min read
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2016 | 1 min read
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.
TS Picks: February 29, 2016
Bob Grant | Feb 29, 2016 | 2 min read
Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Bob Grant | Sep 9, 2015 | 2 min read
Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.
Arctic Expansion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014 | 2 min read
Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.
Splitting Hairs
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.
The Iceman Cometh
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 31, 2014 | 1 min read
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
An Open Invitation
Aaron Buseh | Dec 1, 2013 | 4 min read
On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013 | 9 min read
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.
Bridges for UK Water Voles
Dan Cossins | Mar 20, 2013 | 1 min read
Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix. 
 
ADVERTISEMENT