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

A team of American researchers has discovered mutations in three genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons. The same genes direct the pigmentation of human skin – meaning the findings may have implications for medical research.

Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interested discoveries in the process.

Image 1 - For Pigeons, Visible Traits Don't Necessarily Coincide With Genes
2012-01-20 05:37:10

Pigeons display spectacular variations in their feathers, feet, beaks and other physical traits, but a new University of Utah study shows that visible traits don't always coincide with genetics.

2009-05-14 10:28:09

An official with the United Network for Organ Sharing says there has been a drop in organ donations from live and deceased donors amid the U.S.

2008-09-04 00:00:17

By Michael H Samuels The Long Island Workers Rights Board has ruled that Merrick- based Able Health Care Services used intimidation and other tactics to keep its workers from forming a union.

2007-03-27 06:00:17

By Gupta, Nikhil; Lin, Tien Chih; Shapiro, Michael The work described in this paper is focused on evaluating the effect of the processing method and nanoclay (montmorillonite) content on the tensile, compressive, and impact properties of clay- epoxy nanocomposites.


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