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Diseases prove elusive in global genetic search

( -- A failure to use large international sample groups when searching for the genetic basis of common diseases is contributing to a lack of knowledge about the true frequency of illnesses across populations, ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Genetics
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Understanding genetic mixing through migration

Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations, such as those found in North America, can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases, a scientist will tell ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Genetics
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Unattractive guppies have better sperm

( -- Scientists studying tropical guppies have discovered that the less colorful and attractive males have better quality sperm, while the attractive fish invest in their appearance at the expense of sperm quality.

dateJun 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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