The mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers has been sequenced for the first time. In the research, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, experts analysed samples from three sites located in the birthplace of Neolithic agricultural.
A new study of the genetic factors underlying glioma formation in dogs may hold clues to how these common and often untreatable tumors form in humans. The genome study, which was conducted across 25 dog breeds, identified .
According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, people who carry a gene variant called are five times more likely to have myopia (nearsightedness) if they spent an hour or more reading each day as children.
5 Face-Shaping Genes Identified: "Scientists used MRI scans to look at various facial landmarks, confirming five genes that are responsible for various face-shape traits. They reported their findings online Sept. in the journal PLoS Genetics.