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Genetics

Despite a well-documented history of dramatic genetic decay, the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to...
Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome...
Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others. Results of the study were presented...
Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These genetic instructions...
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a...
Researchers have identified a genetic association with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish, a natural trait that may solve mysteries surrounding...
Although Neanderthals are extinct, fragments of their genomes persist in modern humans. These shared regions are unevenly distributed across the...
Mistakes in the paper version of the Encyclopædia Britannica took a long time to correct – years often passed between revised editions – but these...
It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding...
DNA is the molecule that encodes the genetic instructions enabling a cell to produce the thousands of proteins it typically needs. The linear...

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