Genetics

  1. Animals

    Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

    Genomes of big felines provide insight into their evolution.

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  2. Genetics

    Genes for body symmetry may also control handedness

    Lefties and righties can thank same genes that put hearts on left side for hand dominance, study of thousands of people’s DNA suggests.

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  3. Animals

    For sheep horns, bigger is not better

    Trade-offs between studliness and survival keep less endowed sheep in the mix.

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  4. Genetics

    A glowing green thumb

    Omri Amirav-Drory wants to engineer a glow-in-the-dark garden.

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  5. Genetics

    The Sports Gene

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  6. Genetics

    Technique inactivates Down-causing chromosome

    Though far from a cure, the advance could eventually lead to gene therapy that alleviates some symptoms.

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  7. Genetics

    Killer whales are (at least) two species

    Orca genetics highlights distinctions among groups that feed on different prey.

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  8. Genetics

    Chromosome Variations

    Excerpt from the July 27, 1963, issue of Science News Letter

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    Genetics

    Chromothripsis

    Chromothripsis is the catastrophic shattering of a chromosome.

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  10. Animals

    Now-extinct wolf may be ancestor of modern-day dogs

    No strong signs of canine ancestry among living grey wolves.

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  11. Plants

    Giant genomes felled by DNA sequencing advances

    Complete genetic blueprints have been collected for several conifer species.

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  12. Humans

    Highlights from the Biology of Genomes meeting

    Highlights from the genome biology meeting held May 7-11 in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., include an enormous tree's enormous genome, genes for strong-swimming sperm, and back-to-Africa migration some 3,000 years ago.

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