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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

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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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In praise of the Y chromosome

(PhysOrg.com) -- David Page, director of the Whitehead Institute and professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says research indicates the much-maligned Y chromosome plays a more critical role in genetics ...

dateApr 20, 2010 in Biotechnology
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