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Genetics

Field of red poppies by the seaside

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Elephants and other mammals that lost their scrotums offer a peek at the genitals of our common ancestor.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Mice gene research reveals connection between hair color and immune response.

James Gaines, Contributor

A genetic variant linked to cold sensation and migraine headaches may have helped people survive in northern climates.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Chinese researchers solve the complete DNA sequence of the pernicious pest, revealing some of its evolutionary secrets.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Genetic study suggests America’s native white-footed mice are adapting their metabolism to conquer the Big Apple.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How an early bird grandmother helped prove that Nobel Prize-winning fruit fly research matters for human health.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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