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Genetics of African Khoesan Populations Maps to Kalahari Desert Geography


Geography and ecology are key factors that have influenced the genetic makeup of human groups in southern Africa, according to new research discussed in the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America. By investigating...
6-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-Term Health Effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombs Not as Dire as Public Perceives

The detonation of atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 resulted in horrific casualties and devastation. The long-term effects of radiation exposure also increased cancer rates in the survivors. But public...
4-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Omics’ Data Improves Breast Cancer Survival Prediction

Precise predictions of whether a tumor is likely to spread would help clinicians and patients choose the best course of treatment. But such forecasts are not yet possible. New research reveals that profiling primary tumor samples using genomic...
6-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inbred Neanderthals Left Humans a Genetic Burden

The Neanderthal genome included harmful mutations that made the hominids around 40% less reproductively fit than modern humans, according to estimates published in the latest issue of the journal GENETICS. Non-African humans inherited some of this...
6-Jun-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Media Alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016

Bethesda, Md. – May 5, 2016 – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) invites members of the media to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016 and learn about the latest advances in the field of genetics. Complimentary registration...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Gene Linked to Temperature Sex Switch


The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research reported in the journal GENETICS identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene in snapping turtles...
5-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Centennial Awards Honor Outstanding GENETICS Articles

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Editorial Board of the journal GENETICS are pleased to announce the winners of the first Centennial Award for outstanding articles published in GENETICS in 2015. The awards were inaugurated just this...
26-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wine Yeast Genomes Lack Diversity


Sequencing the genomes of hundreds of strains of the wine yeast S. cerevisiae has revealed little genetic diversity and high levels of inbreeding. In many cases, yeast strains sold by different companies were almost genetically identical....
7-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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