evolution

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

New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome.

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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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