New findings on canine compulsive disorder (CCD) may help improve treatments and therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in people, according to researchers from Tufts University.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.
Bedbugs are hardy pests that have built up a strong resistance to common pesticides. In a recent study, researchers sequenced the genome of these bugs, revealing unique genetic features that could help create better methods of pest control.
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.
A team of researchers has sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the origins of Celtic people and their culture.
Following the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, marine-dwelling three-spine stickleback fish had to rapidly evolve to live in freshwater ponds. This sheds light on how other species may be impacted by climate change.
Cheetahs migrated to Africa from North America 100,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Following their "big move," populations dwindled and incestuous breeding increased. This troubled linage has had a lasting impact on modern Cheetahs, many of which have difficulty reproducing due to a gene mutation that affects sperm development.
Biologists recently discovered skin proteins shared by humans and turtles which developed in a common ancestor roughly 310 million years ago.
After sequencing the genome of nearly indestructible water bears (segmented micro-animals), researchers discovered they steal 17.5 percent of their genetic information from other species.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
A mummified seven-year-old boy sacrificed during an ancient Incan ritual reveals important information regarding ancient lineages predating Spanish colonization.
After sequencing the genomes of two small water creatures known as acorn worms, researchers discovered we share more genes with them that we do with many other animals.
A widespread parasite known to infect salmon and trout is actually a "micro jellyfish." This may change the way scientists define animals.
Following some careful ancient DNA detective work, researchers believe they have tracked down the origin of Phytophthora infestans, which is the pathogen responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine.