By: Elton Gahr
The sequencing of the human genome has been compared to the seven wonders of the ancient world and man landing on the moon; yet understanding our own genome gives us only a minor glimpse into what makes us human. Every creature on earth has its...
By: Elton Gahr
One of the most researched genomes in the world is that of the Drosophila fruit fly. This species is also known as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly. There are a number of reasons this is so useful including the ease in raising them...
By: D. Vogt
Over the past several decades, biologists have discovered, astoundingly, that we share 96%-98% of our DNA with chimpanzees, and over 90% with mice. These discoveries reveal something fascinating about the interconnectedness and shared origins of all life - although it also shows just how important...
By: Suzanne Rose
The fruit fly might seem like a mild annoyance to the everyday person, yet its contribution to science is legendary. For many decades, it has been vital in studying genetics and has provided powerful breakthroughs during the birth of this fascinating and significant field. The...
Differences between the human genome and Drosophila fruit flies used in research
By: D. Vogt
The Drosophila fruit fly revolutionized the study of genetics early in the twentieth century when it allowed biologists to conduct multi-generation experiments into heredity and genetic change. At the same time, however, it is important to bear in mind not only the similarities between DNA...
By: Bridget Webber
Scientists are finally getting down to the business of proving something people have always known and yet taken for granted. That is that when it comes to friendship, like attracts like. The surprising part of new findings however, is the idea that your personal choice...
Drosophila genetics explained
By: Effie Moore Salem
Drosophila fruit flies are the darlings of the scientific community where research into their ways and their have been ongoing for nearly a century. This little antagonist to the housewife - yes this is the little minute flying insect that swarm around over-ripe fruit in...
Scientists trying to clone and resurrect extinct mammoth
By: Fatema Almajid
Long gone are the days in which the great Woolly Mammoth tramped upon the edge of the Earth, yet a new discovery in the labs of a university in Japan generates hope that those days will witness a come-back. About four million years ago, mammoths...
How genes could influence the friends people choose
By: Magda DH
Genes might influence the choice of friends people make. Recent research shows that people who are closely connected in social networks share certain genetic markers while carriers of other genes will tend to stay apart more often. Psychologists who study interpersonal attraction have long known...
By: Can Tran
A recent study has revealed that your genes could play a vital role in what friends you choose throughout the span of your life and what friends your children will end up making. There are a few reasons that the results of this new study...

 

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