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Latest Population genetics Stories

2010-03-23 09:44:16

Grapes are one of the world's most economically important fruit crops, but the woody perennial takes three years to go from seed to fruit, and that makes traditional breeding expensive and time-consuming.

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2010-03-18 09:35:34

In the ongoing quest to identify the genetic factors involved in disease, scientists have increasingly turned to genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, which enable the scanning of up to a million genetic markers in thousands of individuals.

2010-03-01 15:46:48

Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility.

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2010-02-19 14:55:00

A few minor variations in one gene may make a difference in athletic endurance, according to a new study from Physiological Genomics.

2010-02-19 13:57:32

Viruses have played a role in shaping human genetic variability, according to a study published February 19 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

2010-02-17 14:07:53

The unexpected discovery of a new type of genetic variation suggests that natural selection – the force that drives evolution – is both more powerful and more complex than scientists have thought.

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2010-02-05 07:25:00

The father of evolution, Charles Darwin, who hypothesized that all humans evolved from common ancestors, was a direct descendant of the Cro-Magnon people.

2010-02-04 14:38:11

Study finds association between genes that regulate maternal inflammatory response, bacterial vaginosis and preterm delivery.

2010-01-28 19:19:52

How introducing new genes for restoration purposes may affect local populations.

2010-01-26 13:26:17

Researchers challenge prevailing assumptions in interpreting genome-wide studies.


Latest Population genetics Reference Libraries

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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
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The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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