"...identification of variants in the Paint and Quarter Horse significantly associated with altered muscle fiber type proportions favorable for increased sprinting ability. A strong signature...was also identified in breeds that perform alternative gaits, and...in the determination of size." This study has demonstrated the utility of this approach for studying the equine genome and is the first to show a functional consequence of selective breeding in the horse." thumbnail

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

Combining the investigative tools of genetics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and metabolomics, a Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease.  The researchers, publishing in the journal PLOS Genetics, found that stress on a component of cells called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is associated with risk of future heart events, and it can be detected in bits of molecular detritus circulating in the blood.

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Los 300 genes que te dejarán calvo Hasta ahora, se había relacionado un puñado de genes con la probabilidad de sufrir alopecia. Pero un estudio publicado este martes en PLOS Genetics,... http://sientemendoza.com/2017/02/14/los-300-genes-que-te-dejaran-calvo/

Study of men uncovers the genetics underlying male pattern baldness

Children with autism have atypical patterns of epigenetic modifications — chemical tags on DNA that influence gene expression, suggests a study published 29 May in PLOS Genetics.

Children with autism have atypical patterns of epigenetic modifications — chemical tags on DNA that influence gene expression, suggests a study published 29 May in PLOS Genetics.

PLOS Genetics: AVPR1a and SLC6A4 Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Creative Dance Performance

PLOS Genetics: and Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Creative Dance Performance

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. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160919144140.htm

Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic basis

Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic basis Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes' preference for cattle may be due to chromosome anomaly

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PLOS Genetics: Genetic Analysis of Variation in Human Meiotic Recombination

Producing therapeutic stem cells does not lead to genetic changes related to cancer, according to research published in PLoS Genetics. This is encouraging news for those investigating the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in the field of regenerative medicine

Producing therapeutic stem cells does not lead to genetic changes related to cancer, according to research published in PLoS Genetics. This is encouraging news

Experts analysed samples from three sites located in the birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices (photo: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez)

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 three genes associated with the tumor. The results from this research, led by Katarina Truvé of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of Uppsala University, were published on May 12 in PLOS Genetics.

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 .

PLOS Genetics: Complex Inheritance of Melanoma and Pigmentation of Coat and Skin in Grey Horses

Complex Inheritance of Melanoma and Pigmentation of Coat and Skin in Grey Horses

According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, people who carry a gene variant called APLP2 are five times more likely to have myopia (nearsightedness) if they spent an hour or more reading each day as children.

Study Reveals Kids with Specific Gene Who Read Often Are More Likely to Develop Nearsightedness

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.

Scientists used 3D 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. 13, 2012, in the journal PLoS Genetics.

5 Face-Shaping Genes Identified

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.

Technicolor Stickleback This juvenile fish has developing bone stained red and developing cartilage stained blue

Technicolor Stickleback—This juvenile fish has developing bone stained red and developing cartilage stained blue.

Genome-Wide Scan Informed by Age-Related Disease Identifies Loci for Exceptional Human Longevity

Genome-Wide Scan Informed by Age-Related Disease Identifies Loci for Exceptional Human Longevity

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