Evolution (121 News)

Genes of a Human Origin play a Critical Role in Development of our Large Brains

Sep 23, 2018 12:00 pm
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A set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans appear to play a critical role in the development of our large brains, according to a st...

Understanding the Chromosome Evolution of Australian Sheep Blowfly

Sep 15, 2018 1:00 pm
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NC State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a dev...

A Closer Look into the Biological Phenomenon of Alternative Splicing

Sep 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionar...

Marine Mammals Adaptations Have Led to the Loss of the Gene that Protects from Pesticides

Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am
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As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mam...

Gathering the Pieces of the Puzzle to Predict Dinosaurs Genome !!

Aug 9, 2018 12:00 pm
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A discovery by scientists at the University of Kent has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs. By comparing t...

How did the Tiny Fish Pygmy Perch Find its Way Across the Arid Australian Continent??

Aug 5, 2018 1:00 pm
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Despite the odds, new research has shown how a tiny fish managed to find its way across the arid Australian continent – more than once. The p...

Charles Darwin's Caw Inspiring Scientists to Protect Threatened Species !!

Aug 4, 2018 2:00 pm
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An international team of scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bull...

Jumping Genes Could Produce Virus-Like Particles Causing Diseases

Jul 29, 2018 11:00 am
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Almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes—also known as transposons. They jump around the genome in developing sperm and egg...

Building Genomes of Great Apes from Scratch as a Better Resource for Novel Gene Discovery

Jul 14, 2018 2:00 pm
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New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome. The effort to reduc...

Molecular Vestiges Responsible for Testicular Descent in African Mammals

Jul 5, 2018 9:00 pm
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The loss of anatomical features is a frequent evolutionary event. For example, humans and other great apes have lost their tail and whales have los...

From Freaks of Nature to Evolutionary Innovators, Giant Viruses Continue to Shake Branches on the Tree of Life

Jul 5, 2018 4:00 pm
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Three new members have been isolated and added to the Pandoravirus family by researchers at the Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory (CNRS...

The First Direct Observation of a Key Step in Evolution of Bacteria

Jul 5, 2018 2:00 pm
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Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, i...

An International Team Has Developed A Model That Simulates Protein Evolution

Jun 26, 2018 7:00 pm
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An international team has developed a model that simulates protein evolution. Starting from stiff, unfunctional proteins, the computer model shows ...

Our Distant Ancestors were Insects Eaters !!

Jun 9, 2018 8:00 pm
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People who advocate adding insects to the human diet may be channeling their distant ancestors. Based on an analysis of the genomes of 107 dif...

Genetic Algorithms to Predict the Growth Pattern of Urban District !!

Jun 7, 2018 2:00 pm
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The increase of skyscrapers in a city resembles the development of some living systems. Spanish researchers have created an evolutionary genetic al...

Genetic Diversity Makes Populations More Resistant to Diseases

Jun 7, 2018 9:00 am
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So much for survival of the fittest – diversity is the key: a team of researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland...

Do Our Genes Fight Us Back? The Heavy Cost of Modernization!

Jun 5, 2018 8:00 pm
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The transition to modernity – largely driven by the Industrial Revolution – provided us with easier access to food and clean water, wit...

What Bacteria Can Teach Us About Combating Atrazine Contamination?

Jun 5, 2018 3:00 pm
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Atrazine, a controversial herbicide introduced to agriculture in the 1950s, has been banned in the European Union but is widely used in the United ...

Researchers Uncover Genomic Info Linking Extinct Giant Ground Sloth to Modern Species

Jun 4, 2018 6:00 pm
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Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature n...

Exclusive Human Genes Are the Reason Behind Our Big Brains

Jun 2, 2018 9:00 pm
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A set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans appear to play a critical role in the development of our large brains, according to a st...


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