Researchers identifies gene associated with eczema in dogs
A novel gene associated with canine atopic dermatitis has been identified by a team of researchers led by professors Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Uppsala university and Åke Hedhammar, SLU, Sweden. The gene encodes a protein called ...
Space-age domes offer a window on ocean acidification
(Phys.org) —A row of space-age domes off the Washington coast may provide a peek at the future. Not the future of space travel, but of climate change and the effects of increasingly acidic oceans.
A ray of light thrown on 60-year-old mystery
The unexpected capture of a rare ray found only in a small region off South Australia could help marine scientists validate the existence of the elusive magpie fiddler ray (Trygonorrhina melaleuca).
Risk management in fish: How cichlids prevent their young from being eaten
For a variety of reasons, many humans choose to adopt children. More surprisingly, adoption is fairly widespread in the animal kingdom, even though it would seem to counteract the basic premise of Darwin's ...
Study questions the role of kinship in mass strandings of pilot whales
Pilot whales that have died in mass strandings in New Zealand and Australia included many unrelated individuals at each event, a new study concludes, challenging a popular assumption that whales follow each ...
At more colleges, classes on genetics get personal
(AP)—University of Iowa student Bakir Hajdarevic (BOCK-heer hye-dar-vich) didn't have to study for the most important test in his genetics class. He just had to spit.
Study: Asian carp DNA may not signal live fish
(AP)—A new government study says live Asian carp don't have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment.
New genetics research on leopards and tigers in India underscores importance of protecting forest corridors
(Phys.org)—As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards. Scientists at the ...
Born to lead? Leadership can be an inherited trait, study finds
Genetic differences are significantly associated with the likelihood that people take on managerial responsibilities, according to new research from UCL (University College London).
Though manatee population has grown, low diversity still a risk
(Phys.org)—A new research study gauging the outlook for the Florida manatee shows that it's a case of great news and not-so-great news.
30,000-year-old DNA preserved in poo a window into the past
(Phys.org)—Murdoch University DNA scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter known as middens to ascertain which plants and animals existed at that time in the hot, arid Pilbara region of North ...
DNA tests show Lonesome George may not have been last of his species
(Phys.org)—When the giant tortoise Lonesome George died this summer, conservationists from around the world mourned the extinction his species. However, a genetic analysis by Yale University researchers ...
Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic whale mysteries
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, City University of New York, and other organizations have published the first range-wide genetic analysis of the ...
Shark finning hitting Gulf sharks hard
Armed with a clip board and wearing bright yellow waders, Rima Jabado looked the part of a government inspector at the Dubai fish market as workers sawed the fins off hundreds of dead sharks from Oman and ...