Latest Polymorphism Stories
Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds.
Disease risk in later life differs for women and men -- scientists at the Power of Programming Conference presented evidence to demonstrate this may start in the womb.
Biologists long have known that both the appearance of organisms and their inner workings are shaped by evolution, but do the same genetic mechanisms underlie changes in form and function?
In most animal species, males and females show obvious differences in body size.
From how massive humpbacks glide through the sea with ease to the efficient way fungal spores fly, applied mathematicians at Harvard have excavated the equations behind a variety of complex phenomena.
New research on lizards supports an old idea about how species can originate.
Looks can be deceiving, but certain bird species have figured out that a voice can tell them most of what they need to know to find the right mate.
Engineers at the University of Leeds have developed a simple technology which can be used in existing chemical reactors to ensure "right first time" drug crystal formation.
While many genetic studies have examined alcoholism among adults, identifying genes that are associated with alcohol misuse during youth is equally important, given that genetic and environmental influences on alcoholism vary across development.
Biologists have genetically mapped the sex chromosomes of several species of cichlid fish from Lake Malawi, East Africa, and identified a mechanism by which new sex chromosomes may evolve.
The Grove Snail (Cepaea nemoralis) is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. It is one of the most common species of land snail within Europe and has been introduced to North America. C. nemoralis is the type species regarding the genus Cepaea. It is used as a model organism in citizen science projects. This snail species is among the largest due to its polymorphism and bright colors. The color of the shell is very variable, reddish, yellow,...
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