A terrific article recently published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, "Alternative Splice in Alternative Lice," provides a compelling example of maximizing genome information – adaptation of the louse Pediculus humanus ...
Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly unchanged in them both, say biologists ...
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Scientists have successfully replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird beaks.
The science about our our special senses - vision, smell, hearing and taste - offers fascinating and unique perspectives on our evolution.
Duke researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active.
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on twins.
A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has for the first time identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a 'lark' or an 'owl'.
Each baby girl starts out with two X chromosomes, but to be healthy she only needs the genes from one. The extra X chromosome gets trussed up and shut down in the earliest stages of development.