Nature Genetics

Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study of nearly 80,000 people, published in Nature Genetics, has managed to identify ...

dateMay 23, 2017 in Biotechnology
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The bovine heritage of the yak

Though placid enough to be managed by humans, yaks are robust enough to survive at 4000 meters altitude. Genomic analyses by researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich show that yak domestication began ...

dateJan 30, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Why the flounder is flat

Flatfish are some of the most unusual vertebrate animals on our planet. They start out their life fully symmetrical, like any other fish, but undergo a spectacular metamorphosis where the symmetric larva is transformed into ...

dateDec 05, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Four newly-identified genes could improve rice

A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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