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Gene Mutations Rock Pigeon Pigmentation Have Implications For Human Medical Research
2014-02-07 10:54:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has discovered mutations in three genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons, according to a new study in Current Biology. The same genes direct the pigmentation of human skin – meaning the findings may have implications for medical research. "Mutations in these genes can be responsible for skin diseases and conditions such as melanoma and albinism," said study author Michael Shapiro,...

Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling, Sun Sensitivity Discovered
2013-11-22 08:16:48

[ Watch the Video: Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling And Sun Sensitivity ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes and freckles has been identified by a new study. Researchers studying Icelanders discovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits. The...

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.  Humans began painting curious creatures -- white horses with black spots -- on the walls of European caves about 25,000 years ago. These horses, while popular breeds today, were thought not to exist before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago, leading scientists to wonder how much imagination went into the...

2009-12-01 14:55:00

A new study suggests that a woman's genes are much more likely to cause graying hair than lifestyle factors such as stress or diet, BBC News reported. Unilver scientists studied more than 200 identical and non-identical Danish twin sisters aged between 59 and 81 and found little difference between the grayness of the identical twins - who share the same genes. But the study found that there was more difference between non-identical twins, whose genes differ. Additionally, it was decided that...

2008-10-01 06:30:00

By Randy McMullen New court papers released Tuesday on the custody case between Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein over their son Roan indicates the judge was concerned that Stone occasionally appeared to be -- how can we say this delicately? -- lacking in good judgment. The "Tentative Statement of Decision" papers released by the Superior Court of San Francisco show the judge, who was not identified in news reports Tuesday, based his decision to award primary physical custody of Roan to...

2008-07-21 11:15:00

The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has now identified the mutation causing this spectacular trait and show that white horses carry an identical mutation that can be traced back to a common ancestor that lived thousands of years ago. The study is interesting for medical research since this mutation also enhance the risk for melanoma. The paper is published on July...

Latest Horse coat colors Reference Libraries

British Spotted Pony
2014-04-11 13:01:37

The British Spotted Pony originated in England. Edward I of England kept a large number of spotted horses according to a document of 1298. Paintings and drawings from many different centuries feature spotted horses such as a painting from the mid-nineteenth century showing a woman believed to be Queen Victoria with a spotted horse pulling the carriage she was in. The British Spotted Horse and Pony Society was formed in 1947 to preserve the breed. Knabstrupper horses were imported from...

Camarillo White Horse
2014-04-03 12:12:49

The Camarillo white horse is a breed of horse that was developed in the United States of America in 1921. Its development began when Adolfo Camarillo obtained a Spanish Mustang named Sultan and began breeding him with mares of the Morgan breed. It was bred exclusively on the Camarillo Ranch for sixty-five years until 1987, after Camarillo’s daughter passed away and sold all of the horses at auction. By 1991, there were only eleven remaining Camarillo white horses and the Camarillo White...

American Paint Horse
2014-04-03 10:52:05

The American paint horse was developed in the United States using the American quarter horse and the thoroughbred, producing a desirable horse that greatly resembles the quarter horse and has pinto markings. After the creation of the American Quarter Horse Association, which focused on solid colors, in 1940, breeders wanted to preserve the more colorful horses produced from quarter horses. As a result, many organizations were founded that would later merge to become the American Paint Horse...

2007-12-21 13:25:59

The Kiang (Equus kiang), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. They are native to the Tibetan Plateau. Their habitat is mountainous and alpine grasslands from 13,000 to 23,000 feet in elevation. The Kiang is the largest of the wild asses, with an average shoulder height of 55 inches. It has a large head, with a blunt muzzle and a convex nose. The mane is upright and relatively short. The coat is a rich chestnut color, darker brown in winter and a sleek reddish brown in late...

2007-07-16 15:04:32

The Konik, Konik polski, is a small Polish horse that is semi-wild. It has been released into many nature reserves and parks in the Netherlands to help keep landscape open. They are big grazers and when kept without supplemental feeding, mainly in the winter, they can alter the landscape to produce more park-like forest. The Konik is short. At shoulder height it stands only 52.75 inches. The head is light colored, chest is deep, thick mane, and the hide is gray like a mouse. Some breeds...

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