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Latest Population genetics Stories

2011-07-06 15:42:54

Lungless salamanders (Ensatina eschscholtzii) live in a horseshoe-shape region in California (a 'ring') which circles around the central valley.

2011-06-29 12:34:42

The traffic of genes among populations may help living things better adapt to climate change, especially when genes flow among groups most affected by warming.

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2011-05-30 06:00:00

Sharing about 95 percent of their genes with humans, mice are recognized around the world as the leading experimental model for studying human biology and disease.

2011-04-03 22:11:35

A common genetic variation links to both bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps found on the ends of chromosomes, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting.

2011-03-23 21:50:43

Genes make up only a tiny percentage of the human genome.

2011-02-17 21:30:38

The most popular model used by geneticists for the last 35 years to detect the footprints of human evolution may overlook more common subtle changes, a new international study finds.

2011-02-02 19:40:17

Advances in DNA sequencing technology have revolutionized biomedical research and taken us another step forward in personalized medicine.

2010-12-31 12:23:59

A large collaborative study has added to the growing list of genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.

2010-12-29 14:00:56

Apricots are important to Turkey, the country where more apricot crops are grown and exported than anywhere in the world.

2010-12-03 22:43:28

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup.


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House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.