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Posts tagged genetics

August 20, 2010

 

M&Ms Can Help Explain Genetic Drift

What is "genetic drift?" How does it affect an animal's genes and their genetic variation?

July 9, 2010

 

Will You Live To Be 100?

It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.

July 8, 2010

 

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

April 2, 2010

 

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

February 15, 2010

 

Dmitry Belyaev, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, And Domestication

How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.

January 26, 2010

 

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

December 30, 2009

 

Fruit Fly Learning

New studies on fruit flies show that they use social learning to lay their eggs.

May 6, 2008

 

Breeding Cats and Dogs

Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.

November 20, 2007

 

What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

November 13, 2007

 

Inserting and Containing Genes

Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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