Consider the papercut—a minor injury best known for the disproportionate amount of pain it can cause. That a wound so inconsequential can sting so terribly...


Fruit fly mutants can sometimes be grisly. Ecdysteroid hormones control aspects of fly development, including molting and metamorphosis; because aberrations in these genes lead to...


Why study human diseases in frogs? For starters, 79% of genes implicated in human disease have orthologs in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. Frogs...


Archaeologists have long known how to extract millennia-old stories from a single tooth buried in an ancient ruin—and now geneticists have the tools to join...


Whether it’s a battle over territory or a brawl over a sports game, aggressive behavior is a hallmark of the animal kingdom. The influence genetics...


Check out the February issue of GENETICS by looking at the highlights or the full table of contents! ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS Comparative oligo-FISH mapping: an efficient and powerful methodology to reveal karyotypic...


Corn feeds millions of people, and its low cost makes it particularly important in developing countries. However, it can’t be relied on as the sole...


Every scientist is familiar with the p-value: it’s one of the most commonly used metrics in statistics to evaluate the likeliness that an observed relationship...


Mutations that disrupt the gene BRCA2 dramatically increase the odds of developing breast and ovarian cancer—but such mutations aren’t enough to cause cancer on their...


Check out the January issue of GENETICS by looking at the highlights or the full table of contents! ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS Improving metabolic health through precision dietetics in mice, pp.399–417 William T....