Sometimes, it’s good to remember that even evolution doesn’t want you to be perfect. Good enough is just fine.
Gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s or heavy smoking are being gradually weeded out by natural selection.
It’s gotta be pretty important if it has a back-up system in place.
What shall we do with this information?
Domestication could’ve well happened on its own.
Humans too engage in assortative mating, scientists find.
That’s a lot of coat.
Genetic influence on drinking is real.
If coffee doesn’t work for you, you might have different genes from everyone else.
That’s not very nice.
We’re still finding the fruits of this interspecies love affair.
One of the most successful bacteria species on Earth is now hunted by venom-wielding-viruses.
So remember, don’t smoke kids.
Even days after we die, gene expression is still active.
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona have identified four sequences of genetic code that can reprogram mice skin cells to produce red blood cells. If this method can be used on human tissues, it would provide a reliable source of blood for transfusions and people with anemia.
People of European descent carry as much as 4 percent Neanderthal DNA, but the Y chromosome passed down from father to sons is entirely missing in the modern population. Scientists now think they know why.
Some people have no trouble rising early and being productive, while others are most active during the evenings. This begs the question: are morning persons and night owls set apart by habit or biology? Habits certainly play a leading role, but all things being equal your genes might have a strong word to say in the matter.