Challenging Mendel: Does the female egg woo sperm with specific genes?

Challenging Mendel: Does the female egg woo sperm with specific genes?

[Researcher Jon Nadeau’s] hypothesis—that the egg could woo sperm with specific genes and vice versa—is part of a growing realization ...
New species may be created by cellular 'mitonuclear conflict'

New species may be created by cellular ‘mitonuclear conflict’

In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with ...
'We are all mutants': Why genetic testing struggles to provide answers

‘We are all mutants’: Why genetic testing struggles to provide answers

Genetic tests often can help us diagnose disorders and determine risk factors for disease. But uncertainties surrounding genetic mutations makes ...

Synthetic biologists fight snake venom with engineered DNA

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When the medical charity ...

Organic and conventional farmer walk into a bar…

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People are becoming less ...

Stomach bug just a few small mutations away from Black Plague

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Each year, 4 million ...

Do gut bacteria play role in eating disorders?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Our guts are home ...

What do ants and your brain have in common?

Each of the brain’s 86 billion neurons can be connected to many thousands of others. When a neuron fires, it ...

Genetic explanation for short stature in humans

It's not another tall tale: Evolutionary biologists have developed a new understanding of the genetic basis of short stature in ...

Gene changes, diabetes continuing legacy of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge

Cambodia’s diabetes clinics are overflowing. On its surface, it looks like little more than another country’s growing pains as it ...

Height might be hazardous to your health

In many areas of life, tall people seem to get all the benefits. On average, they earn more money. They ...

Researchers find gene for rooster’s sex organ size

The following is an excerpt. Given the chicken’s agricultural importance, scientists long knew that, like 97% of bird species, roosters ...