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Understanding cold-adapted yeasts to make cold beer

As one of the most widely consumed and commercially important beverages on the planet, one would expect the experts to know everything there is...

Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors

A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences,...

Gathering the clues to rare gene variants contributing to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths...

Gene knockdown affects aggression in fruit flies

What brings out the beast in a fruit fly? When Dr. Herman Dierick, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine...

Single gene in bees separates queens from workers

Discovery may provide key to increasing agricultural economy in Michigan and beyond A research team led by Wayne State University, in collaboration with Michigan State...

New Tool to Identify Genetic Risk Factors

Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases...

Study identifies gene mutation as cause of canine tremor disorder in...

Weimaraners – sleek, athletic dogs originally bred for hunting — are known for their striking, silver-tinged coats. Unfortunately, they also are known for a...

New genetic test for deafness

People with hereditary hearing loss must undergo multiple genetic tests for doctors to determine the exact cause. Testing for each possible genetic cause is...

‘Designer sperm’ the future of genetic medicine?

Get ready: The "new genetics" promises to change faulty genes of future generations by introducing new, functioning genes using "designer sperm." A new research report...

Fast-Mutating DNA Sequences Guided Evolution of Uniquely Human Traits

What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that comprise...

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