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Ant and bee colonies have long fascinated biologists because of their hierarchical social structure and the apparently altruistic behavior of female workers in rearing the queen's young rather than reproducing themselves.
More and more information is being gathered about how human genes influence medically relevant traits, such as the propensity to develop a certain disease.
A new statistical model could be used to predict an individual's lifetime risk of stroke, finds a study from the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP).
Five short reports published simultaneously by the journal Nature Genetics have for the first time identified clusters of genetic markers associated with heart attack and coronary heart disease.
Promoting genetic diversity in crops is traditional practice for agriculture professionals, and with todayâ€™s technology, scientists are able to develop breeding programs with great care for the security of crops.
A handheld device to predict whether patients will respond adversely to medication is one step closer to the market, thanks to a new partnership announced today.
British researchers suggest the often quoted 1 in 10 figure for children born through infidelity is unlikely to be true. Dr. Turi King and Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of more than 1,600 unrelated men with 40 surnames -- including variations in spelling.
A new study conducted at the Duke Institute for Genome and Sciences Policy suggests schizophrenia is in part caused by large, rare structural changes in DNA commonly called copy number variants, or CNVs.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a paper published today, scientists at deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and academic colleagues from four continents present a novel insight into the connection between inflammation and heart disease.
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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