Tag: Genetics

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why COVID-19 Effects Certain People More Than Others

In a new computational study by the Dutch publishing and analytics company Elsevier, analysts made use of computerized models and international COVID-19 data to determine that there is…

Genetic Data From 800,000 Year Old Tooth Changes Our Understanding of Human Evolution

We know that humans and chimpanzees separated from each other evolutionarily about 7-9 million years ago. A lot of time has gone by between now and then and…

The First Gene Editing Tool that can be used on Viruses

The CRISPR gene editing tool has revolutionized not only the study of genetics and genomics, but the wider field of microbiology as well. Groundbreaking work is continually being…

The Origin of COVID-19

There are many unknown properties of COVID-19, the virus responsible for the current global pandemic. One pressing question concerns the origin of the virus and whether this was…

New DNA Cutting Method Revolutionizes the Study of Genes

Researchers at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University have successfully created a new and revolutionary method to collect and study gene samples. They accomplished this…

The Humble Plantain Has Won Against Climate Change

Researchers from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland and the School of Biology Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have recently discovered that…

Archie the Giant Squid’s Genome Has Finally Been Revealed

The giant squid (Architeuthis dux, affectionately known as Archie) is an animal so mysterious and mighty that it has inspired the tale of the mythical kraken that has…

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The New Genetic Explanation for Canine Color Concentration

The earliest record of color variation in dogs is from 10,000 year old archeological evidence. Now, finally, the intensity of this variation has been explained genetically due to…