Rice is one of the most important food crops on earth. Like many other plants, the genome of this critical global species is dominated by...


They rattle as warning, but during the hunt their strike is silent and sudden. Any rabbit or mouse targeted by a rattlesnake is doomed—the snake’s...


Humans built the modern world with the help of domestic plants and animals. A byproduct of our many domestication experiments is a series of excellent...


Fascinating discoveries sometimes emerge from the most daunting of experimental roadblocks. Designed to generate over 1,000 recombinant inbred mice lines for genetic mapping, the Collaborative...


Multiparental populations (MPPs) have brought a new era in mapping complex traits, as well as new analytical challenges. To face these challenges and encourage innovation,...


Multiparental populations (MPPs) have brought a new era in mapping complex traits, as well as new analytical challenges. To face these challenges and encourage innovation,...


Two highly similar genes that contribute to drug resistance in a pathogenic yeast have been co-evolving as tandem duplicates for the past 134 million years—while...


Thanks to more than a hundred years of working with Drosophila melanogaster, geneticists have many powerful tools for precisely manipulating its genes. It has also...


Constant mutation and shaping by natural selection can make the once-identical genomes of isolated populations of organisms very different from one another. This genetic divergence...


GSA is an official partner of the March for Science—we hope you will join us in marching on Earth Day, April 22! You can now wear...