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Image credit: Wiki edit 2 via wikimedia commons. Eye color can depend on light as much as genetics.These are the same eyes in different light.

How Do Eyes Get Their Blue Color?

If you like to read poems, sometimes you may find the poets prefer to describe beautiful eyes as the sea or sky, but actually they possibly do not know how accurate their description is. In each instance, the color is regarded as the scattering of multicolored light rather than a product of […]

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Study of Twins Reveals Gene Mutation Responsible for Short Sleep Duration

According to the latest research published in recent edition of the journal of Sleep, the scientists, after the study on 100 pairs of twins, have found a gene mutation which could possibly offer a special advantage to its carrier: the expected ability to be engaged in normal function with sleep of less […]

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A Simple Blood Test Can Predict Risk of Suicide

According to the article published in recent edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry, scientists claim that they have found that a chemical alteration to a single gene could cause people at risk of trying suicide. If it is confirmed, it would be translated into a simple approach to prediction of […]

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Study Says Math and Reading Capabilities Are Driven By the Same Genes

According to the latest research released in Nature Communications this week, children’s reading and math abilities are closely associated with a same large and overlapping genetic component. Although math and reading abilities are thought be relatively linked, little is known yet about how the system of genes could affect such cognitive traits. […]

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Scientists Discover Probable Way to Silence Fear Gene

A group of scientists led by Dr Timothy Bredy at Queensland Brain Institute of University of Queensland, Australia has identified a way to silence the gene responsible for fear. This new study, released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is focused on the processes related with decreasing the […]

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A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of the human body.
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First Comprehensive Map of Human Gene Activity Produced

With the joint efforts of the many researchers from some countries, the first comprehensive and detailed map has been produced to explain the operation of the genes across the major cells and tissues of the human being. Such atlas presents a description of the complex networks governing the gene activity, […]

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Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor, was first identified about a century ago and since then it has been widely used in plant breeding. However, the molecular mechanism behind this technology, especially the mechanism involving single or multiple genes still remains unclear. Recently, Zachary Lippman, a researcher at the Cold […]

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Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

In human migration and the formation of different ethnic groups, differences in language between various ethnic groups usually exhibit certain correlation with the gene differences. Recently, Steven Brown, associate professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics at McMaster University, for the first time uses quantitative data prove that music and genes […]

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Can Y Chromosome Be Even Shorter?

Can Y Chromosome Be Even Shorter?

–Study Says 2 Y Genes Can Replace the Entire Y Chromosome in Assisted Mice Reproduction In human’s long evolution history, the Y chromosome keeps losing approximately 4.6 genes in every 1 million years. However, the shortening Y chromosome seems not to worry about this situation. Today, a group of U.S. […]

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Marital Satisfaction Is Linked to DNA, New Study Says

Marital Satisfaction Is Linked to DNA, New Study Says

 A new study conducted by researchers from University of California Berkeley and Northwestern University says that human’s emotions and marital satisfaction are somehow linked to genes.  A certain gene is involved in the regulation of serotonin and can predict how much our emotions influence our relationships.  Researchers started to observe […]

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