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PLOS Genetics: Effects of cis and trans Genetic Ancestry on Gene Expression in African Americans

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Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic basis

Mosquitoes are more likely to feed on cattle than on humans if they carry a specific chromosomal rearrangement in their genome. This reduces their odds of transmitting the malaria parasite, according to a University of California, Davis, study published Sept. 15 in the journal PLOS Genetics.

Physical activity alters genetic predisposition to obesity, Ahmad el al, 2013, PLOS Genetics

Genes for Faces: Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA Image courtesy of Mark Shriver and colleagues Research published in PLOS Genetics, March 2014

PLOS Genetics: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Selection for Important Traits in Domestic Horse Breeds


Many of the characteristics that make up a person's face, such as nose size and face width, stem from specific genetic variations, reports John Shaffer of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and colleagues, in a study published on Aug. 25 in PLOS Genetics.

Fruit Fly Heart - Drosophila pumps blood through its body with a long, tube-shaped muscle. Jianbo Na and Ross Cagan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, PLOS Genetics, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003175