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Native Americans, Northern Europeans Genetically Related
2012-12-01 11:17:42

The results of a new study help fill in the gaps in scientific understanding of both Native American and Northern European ancestry.

Gene Mutations Begin Showing Up In Last 5,000 Years Of Human Evolution
2012-11-29 10:51:10

It is within the past 5 to 10,000 years that researchers have found that most genetic mutations have occurred, making us genetically different than we once were.

Researchers Find Bornean Elephants Have Low Genetic Variability
2012-11-23 12:53:02

A research lab has identified the genetic markers for an endangered species of elephant, showing the animals have very low genetic variability.

Rare Ethiopian Wolves Under Threat
2012-10-27 07:09:25

Ethiopian wolf populations are genetically fragmenting, scientists say. This is cause for concern because the Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canine and fewer than 500 of Africa's only wolf species remain in the wild.

Low Genetic Diversity Spells Bad News For Koalas
2012-10-24 14:41:12

In a new study, an international team of researchers has investigated the genetic diversity of the koala population and found through both historical and modern samples that the species has had a relatively low level of diversity for the past 120 years.

Clearer Picture On African Human Expansion Revealed
2012-10-23 14:22:42

One of the biggest sticking points in the scientific debate over the story of human evolution and eventual diaspora from Africa has been how it is told from two opposite sides of the scientific spectrum...

Genetic Variations Elucidate Origins of Man
2012-09-21 10:48:44

Thousands of years ago, a genetic mutation occurred which might be the answer to how early humans were able to move from central African and across the continent. This movement has been called "the great expansion."

Largest Genomic Study Finds Khoe-San Peoples Are Unique
2012-09-20 14:55:11

Some 220 individuals from different regions in southern Africa participated in the research that led to the analysis of around 2.3 million DNA variants per individual – the biggest ever

Some Rice Species Rendered Sterile Due To Genes
2012-09-13 13:32:44

System of 3 genes prevents hybrid rice from reproducing, new study shows

Female Pit Vipers Give Birth Without Mating
2012-09-12 12:04:30

In what could be the ultimate act of feminism, wild female North American pit vipers have been shown to give birth without mating.


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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