A Shot in the Arm for Evolutionary Genetics Research | Pew http://www.pewscholars.org 2012 Pew biomedical scholar Nels Elde studies the evolution of conflict — how the process of infection can drive some of the most dramatic adaptations seen in nature…. By: Pew (1) Continue reading →
Broad Paper Vids: Natural selection and infectious disease in human populations Copyright Broad Institute, 2014. All rights reserved. (1) Continue reading →
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise BETHESDA, MD May 23, 2014 A new approach to studying microbes in the wild will allow scientists to sequence the genomes of individual species from complex mixtures. It marks a big advance for understanding the enormous diversity of microbial communities including the human microbiome. The work is described in an article published May 22 in Early Online form in the journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, published by the Genetics Society of America.
A small fish that East Carolina University biologist Jeff McKinnon collected as a boy growing up in British Columbia will be the centerpiece of a study that could give insight to human genetics. McKinnon, professor and chair of biology at ECU, is studying the threespine stickleback to find out why the bright colors of the male, which help it attract mates, sometimes show up in females. The findings could give scientists insight into the genes behind sex differences and help tailor medicine to better suit patients sex and race
The American Board of Medical Genetics, which certifies genetic specialists and also accredits laboratory training programs in the field of human genetics, recently changed its name to the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 20-May-2014 Contact: Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org 301-634-7302 Genetics Society of America BETHESDA, MD (May 20, 2014) — The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the winners of GSA Poster Awards at the 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which took place in San Diego, March 26-30, 2014. These awards were made to undergraduate, graduate student, and postdoctoral researchers in recognition of the work they presented at the conference
Beryllium, a company comprised of world-class drug discovery professionals applying deep, integrated expertise to tackle the most promising drug targets emerging from human biology and genetics, announced today that UCB, a global biopharmaceutical leader, has acquired a minority stake in the company.
Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014, 4:00 PM MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Married couples typically have a lot in common, and researchers now say that may extend to their genes. Spouses tend to be more genetically similar than two people chosen off the street at random, according to a new study. It’s likely this is because people who are genetically similar have more opportunities to meet and mate — in other words, “birds of a feather flock together,” said lead author Benjamin Domingue, a research associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science.
HOUSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A rare and mysterious neurological disorder inspired the Wilsey family of San Francisco to fund researchers at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine to study and develop treatments for NGLY1 deficiency.
CSHL Keynote: Dr. Peter Donnelly, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics “Genomic Discovery: Mechanisms of Meiotic Recombination” from the 2014 Biology of Genome Meeting. (1) Continue reading →
NewLink Genetics Corporation , a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel immunotherapeutics to improve treatment options for patients with cancer, today announced …
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a five-year contract worth up to $19 million to RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of Rutgers Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.
PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 11-May-2014 Contact: Mark Thomson email@example.com 01-223-492-384 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute In the most comprehensive exploration of the association between genetic variation and human metabolism, researchers have provided unprecedented insights into how genetic variants influence complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways.
Opinion The Weekend Read Illustration by Umberto Mischi for TIME The New York Times’ former science editor on research showing that evolution didn’t stop when human history began. A longstanding orthodoxy among social scientists holds that human races are a social construct and have no biological basis