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Directed evolution and smart plants: Lehman College researcher reimagines the future of biology

Synthetic biology is here to stay and will transform agriculture if given the chance.

19 Nov 2019 Nature Plants

Tracking inheritance of human mitochondrial DNA

Mother's age, a bottleneck, and selection affect how disease-causing mutations persist

18 Nov 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Comparative genetic architectures of schizophrenia in East Asian and European populations

The present study intended to compare the genetic architectures of schizophrenia in East Asian and European populations.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Genetics

Genetic alterations caused by cancer therapies identified

In some specific cases, mutations can affect certain genes and can lead to the development of cancer.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Genetics

Scientists uncover resistance genes for deadly ash tree disease

Genomic basis of European ash tree resistance to ash dieback fungus.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Ecology & Evolution

Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population.

15 Nov 2019 Scientific Reports

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

Four hundred and eighty-five million years ago, Earth was very different from what we see today.

15 Nov 2019 Geobiology

Genetics may determine who benefits from broccoli’s effects on kidney health

When the researchers examined information from a large clinical trial, they found that high consumption of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables was linked with a lower risk of kidney failure.

14 Nov 2019 Journal of American Society of Nephrology

Genes borrowed from bacteria allowed plants to move to land

New study shows that gene transfer from bacteria to algae allowed early life to move from water to land.

14 Nov 2019 Cell

DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

Researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore similar questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale among people living in parts of Western Europe over the last 500 years.

14 Nov 2019 Current Biology

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