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Genomic Study of High School Students From Across Denmark Reveals Remarkable Genetic Homogeneity

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People from Denmark are remarkably genetically similar to each other, report researchers in the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America. The study revealed that, Denmark has a relatively genetically homogeneous population...
11-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genome of Fiercely Protective Fonni's Dog Reflects Human History of Sardinia

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A genomic analysis of 28 dog breeds has traced the genetic history of the remarkable Fonni's Dog, a herd guardian endemic to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The results, published in the journal GENETICS, reveal that the regional variety has...
11-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetics of African Khoesan Populations Maps to Kalahari Desert Geography

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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

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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

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