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Similar genes linked to anxious behavior in chickens, mice, and humans

Samantha Mathewson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What do humans, mice ...

Endangered species’ genomes help conservationists judge risk of extinction

Samantha Mathewson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Some species may face ...

What gave rise to tool use among primates?

Jenna Iacurci | 
Primates use all kinds of tools in the wild to acquire food resources. For example, chimpanzees use stones to crack ...

Interplay of genes, gender, and environment crucial to developing addiction

Brian Stallard | 
Studies of substance abusers have long hinted that some people are at least partially genetically predisposed to addiction. This certainly ...

Prospects of surviving climate change not so bleak for some species

Jenna Iacurci | 
Scientists believe some species, like the Drosophila birchii rainforest fly, may be able to evolve and adapt to the effects of climate ...

Camels carry MERS-causing virual DNA in their noses

Jenna Iacurci | 
Scientists have uncovered more evidence citing camels as the cause for the recent MERS-CoV virus outbreak sweeping across the Middle ...

Humans shaped the horse’s gait, through genetics

A genetic mutation in horses that causes them to move with a gait that humans find desirable was spread to ...

FDA approves gene test for post-natal detection of mental problems in children

A novel blood test that detects intellectual disabilities in babies has now gotten a nod from The Food and Drug ...

Neanderthal genome region linked to uv-light adaptations in Japanese and Chinese people

Tamarra Kemsley | 
A portion, also known as region, of Neanderthal DNA related to sunlight adaption was selected and enriched in East Asians, ...

Sharks more genetically similar to humans than to zebrafish

James Foley | 
The first large-scale exploration of the genetic code of the great white shark has revealed some unexpected insights into what ...

Ancient fossilized DNA found in subglacial lake sediment

James Foley | 
By the end of the last Ice Age, Lake Hodgson on the Antarctic Peninsula was covered by more than 1,300 ...

Child’s genes affect how they are parented

Tamarra Kemsley | 
A child's genes significantly affect how they are parented, a new study shows. Published in Personality and Social Psychology Review, the report ...

Immortal ‘snail fur’ may lead to cancer research breakthroughs

A marine hydroid common off the coasts of Ireland and Britain has shown remarkable regeneration properties which effectively allow it ...

Non-invasive blood test for down syndrome

Isabel Alface | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers at the Harris Birthright Centre at King's College in London developed a test which analyzes ...