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History of Penguins

Genetic Researchers Reconstruct Evolutionary In a new study, an international team of scientists used 22 newly-sequenced genomes from 18 extant species of penguins to reconstruct the history of their diversification and adaptation. The authors found that ancient penguins diverged in the early Miocene epoch in Australia and New Zealand and …

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Genetic Variations

Researchers Identify 126,018 Human Genetic Variations A team of scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Francis Crick Institute, and EMBL-EBI has created a comprehensive structural variation atlas for a geographically diverse set of human genomes and recovered sequences missing from the human reference sequence. Among the 126,018 structural variations discovered …

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Genetic Researchers Predict Children’s Reading Ability from DNA

An international team of scientists from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Sweden has used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone. Calculating an individual’s GPS requires information from a genome-wide association study that finds specific genetic variants linked to particular traits. …

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Researchers Find New Genetic Variants that Influence Human Adult Height

Eighty-three height-associated genetic variants have been discovered in a large-scale study led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Montreal Heart Institute, the Broad Institute and the University of Exeter. The research appears today in the journal Nature. Eirini Marouli et al report 83 height-associated coding variants with lower …

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Research Sheds Light on Genetic Cause of Frustrating Syndrome

The genetic cause of a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness, skin flushing and itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic pain, bone and joint problems, is now better understood. Jonathan J. Lyons et al identified a genetic explanation for a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and …

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