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Extinct fossils reveal their genetic pattern

Researchers have provided a glimpse at genetic expression in long-extinct fossil dinosaurs. This new insight comes from the discovery of a correlation between the genetic patterning observed in today's chickens and crocodiles, ...

Oct 23, 2012 3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

A new source of maize hybrid vigor

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize. They ...

Jun 28, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Scientists complete Bonobo genome

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has completed the sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the ...

Jun 13, 2012 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Creating the Tree of Life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine the wealth of information that would be at our fingertips if we could understand the genetic basis and evolutionary history that underlies the vast diversity in form and function seen within mammals.

Dec 13, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 4