Meiotic recombination in a commonly used laboratory mouse strain showed sensitivity to dietary changes. Recombination within the germline is a tightly controlled process. But new...


Scientists generated a karyotype, chromosome-scale genome assembly, and manual genome annotation for a common ctenophore. Ctenophores—beautiful marine invertebrates also known as “comb jellies”—have long fascinated...


Researchers used a forward genetic approach to identify genes that affect a social behavior in honey bees. For more than 30 years, honey bee geneticist...


Researchers identified dozens of quantitative trait loci controlling important traits in Cannabis sativa. In 2014, United States federal law changed to allow scientific research on Cannabis sativa in...


Multiple divergent retrocopies of the well-characterized Ku70 gene were identified in humans and other primates. The last 63 million years of primate evolution have been...


Over 90 percent of the genome of this pathogen threatening Australian ecosystems is made of transposable elements. Myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) is a pathogenic fungus...


Yeast circumvent Dollo’s Law and reacquire traits lost tens of millions of years ago from distant relatives. Dollo’s Law, first proposed in the 19th century, holds...


AP-2 transcription factors, which control sleep in flies and worms, are confirmed to do the same in mammals. Humans are not alone in their deep...