After years of study, scientists have uncovered a third gene that is said to cause Parkinson’s disease.
A pair of studies has discovered the puzzling reason how the black peppered moth got its color, saying that a unique gene and the Industrial Revolution played a big part in its current physical appearance.
Scientists identified four genes responsible for the bone and cartilage width of noses that have evolved to adapt in the temparature and humidity of the environment.
A new study reveals that same-sex sexual behavior actually has evolutionary advantage.
The surgery can be quite complicated because aside from removing excess fingers, the doctors also have to create opposable thumbs for Hong Hong as he was also born with no thumbs.
A multinational team of researchers has recently found genetic variants that are associated with people's feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.
Vast genetic changes can occur in hatchery-raised fish in as little as one generation, according to the latest study from Oregon State University. This poses a significant threat to wild populations that come in contact with their genetically unique relatives.
Called "extremophiles," certain small fish are predisposed to remain lively and (well) alive in toxic waters when other fish cannot do so.
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters their offspring's DNA at birth. This keeps "princesses" sterile and working busily for the colony.
Female cuckoos are known for laying their eggs in the nests of other birds. A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology reveals how females are able to lay a variety of different egg colors to match those of their hosts, thus ensuring they are not kicked out before they are full grown.
Previous studies suggest older parents give birth to offspring that, on average, live shorter lives. In a recent study of European shorebirds, researchers believe they have shed some new light on the matter.
Researchers recently discovered two-toned cats are born with distinctive black-and-white patches because certain pigment cells fail to multiply properly during early stages of embryo development. They suggest their findings could be used to to trace other genetic abnormalities, such as holes in the heart.
Genome sequencing, paired with a behavioral test, identified several genes linked to anxiety in chickens. Researchers believe the same genes may play a role in mouse and human behavior.
Plants growing in close quarters constantly compete for sunlight, which is essential to their survival. When a plants is shaded from the sun – either by a cloud overhead or competing plant growing next to it – light sensors kick in to trigger growth.