Koala Genome Sequenced

The Koala Genome Consortium, a research group that includes 54 scientists from 29 different institutions across seven countries, has produced the first high-quality genomic...

Koala Genome Sequenced

The Koala Genome Consortium, a research group that includes 54 scientists from 29 different institutions across seven countries, has produced the first high-quality genomic...

Critical Immunity-Related Gene Identified

A team of researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, has identified an ancient gene that plays a key role...

Critical Immunity-Related Gene Identified

A team of researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, has identified an ancient gene that plays a key role...

Researchers Hunting for Environmental DNA in Loch Ness

An international research team led by University of Otago’s Professor Neil Gemmell is using the latest DNA technologies to compile a census of life...

Mitochondrial DNA of 22,000-Year-Old Giant Panda Reveals Long-Lost Lineage

A research team led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has analyzed mitochondrial DNA isolated from...

Newly-Identified Human-Specific Genes Influence Brain Size

A set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans, NOTCH2NL, appears to play a critical role in the development of our large...

Common Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Was Insect-Eater: Study

Humans are known to have one functioning and three non-functioning chitinase genes — those that make an enzyme that digests the insect exoskeletal chitin....

Ancient DNA Study Reveals Prehistory of Southeast Asia

The first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia, defined as the area east of India and south of China, identifies at...

Meta-Analysis Identifies 30 New Genetic Risk Factors for Major Depression

A new genome-wide association meta-analysis has identified 44 genomic variants (loci) that have a significant association with major depression. Of these 44 loci, 30...

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