Natural variations help resolve a climate puzzle

New research shows that naturally occurring climate variations help to explain a long-standing difference between climate models and satellite observations of global warming.

Ancient fish DNA provides a window back in time

The accidental discovery of fossilized three-spine stickleback bones dating back 12 thousand years, has enabled scientist to confirm parallel evolution, or evolutionary changes or adaptions which take place repeatedly.

The trouble of being tall: Giraffes and their genes

The giraffe is a truly puzzling animal. With its exceptional anatomy and suite of evolutionary adaptations, the giraffe is an outstanding case of animal evolution and physiology. Now, an international team of researchers ...

Gene discovery may help peaches tolerate climate stress

A Boyce Thompson Institute-led team has identified genes enabling peaches and their wild relatives to tolerate stressful conditions—findings that could help the domesticated peach adapt to climate change.

Antarctic Peninsula warming up due to heat in Tasman Sea

The melting of the Earth's ice cover intensified in the 20th century, with glaciers and sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions melting at alarming speeds. In fact, The Antarctic Peninsula (AP), which is the only landmass ...

'PopDel' detects deletions in our genomes

The human genome contains roughly three million letters and is distributed over 46 chromosomes. Yet the genetic variation from person to person is very small: the genome sequences of any two people differ from each other ...

New mutations and proteins of novel coronavirus revealed

A recent study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), published in the Journal of Proteome Research, has identified multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It ...

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