evolution

May 11, 2022

The finding supports theory that genetic differences between individuals and species can affect the acquisition of mutations.

July 11, 2019

Method will be applied to human genome to learn more about how proteins interact inside our cells to carry out biological functions

August 15, 2018

During their evolution from land to sea, the genomes of marine mammals lost the function of a number of genes common in terrestrial animals.  Genes for smell and taste, for example, unsuprisingly underwent many changes. 

June 7, 2018

Many genetic differences between humans and other great apes were not recognized earlier when their genomes were first compared. 

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The genome of the Western lowland gorilla has once again been sequenced and assembled, but at a much higher level of quality beginning to approach that of the mouse and human genome.

Although modern roundworms, fruit flies and humans are separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, all three species use many similar molecular strategies to control cell growth, development and function, according to new research c

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