UChicago’s Marcus Kronforst finds that just a single gene regulates the complex wing patterns, colors and structures for wing mimicry in butterflies.
A supercomputer housed at Argonne National Laboratory is built for speed, analyzing 240 full genomes in about two days.
Genome analysis reveals the origins of genetic adaptations for high altitude in Tibetans and suggests a novel mechanism for human adaptation.
Dog domestication, caffeine, fecal transplants and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.
DNA is often called “the building block of life,” but life on earth may have started with its partner molecule, RNA.
New research by Marcus Kronforst shows that only a few genetic changes are needed to spur the evolution of new species.
Collaboration between UChicago and Massachusetts General Hospital reveals major differences between the underlying genetic makeup of OCD and Tourette syndrome.
UChicago scientists find that gene regulation differences between humans and chimpanzees are more complex than we thought.
In October’s Science Life Podcast, a genetic map of hundreds of diseases, interrupted sleep and the evolution of sexual incompatibility.
Andrey Rzhetsky has created a unique genetic map that has the potential to help develop therapies against complex diseases.