News tagged with polymorphism

Mutation breaks HIV's resistance to drugs

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can contain dozens of different mutations, called polymorphisms. In a recent study an international team of researchers, including MU scientists, found that one of those mutations, called ...

dateSep 13, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Bird color variations speed up evolution: research

Researchers have found that bird species with multiple plumage colour forms within in the same population, evolve into new species faster than those with only one colour form, confirming a 60 year-old evolution theory.

dateMay 09, 2012 in Evolution
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Study spotlights dog impulsivity

Researchers in Hungary have discovered a clear link between repeat polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene with activity-impulsivity in German Shepherd dogs. The research is presented in the journal PLoS ONE.

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Northern, Southern Swedes are genetically different

( -- People from northern and southern Sweden differ from each other genetically, according to the largest genetic study of the Swedish population yet. Swedes also have genetically more in common with Germans ...

dateFeb 11, 2011 in Genetics
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