Tagged: mRNA

Deciphering the genetic landscape of Ireland - News

Jean Balchin Feb 07, 2018

FineSTRUCTURE analysis demonstrates that haplotypes mirror geography across the British Isles as illustrated in A.) FineSTRUCTURE clustering dendrogram B.) Principle Component space. Administrative boundaries in map sourced from GADM (https://gadm.org). A recent study in PLOS Genetics has revealed a previously hidden genetic landscape of Ireland, shaped through geography and historical migrations. The genome-wide study, led by Ross Byrne and … Read More

How palaeolithic humans shaped the modern genome - News

Jean Balchin Jan 31, 2018

When we think about our ancestry, we think about our grandmothers and grandfathers – and, if we have photo albums nearby, or a family member interested in genealogy, we might know a bit more about our great-grandmothers, great-grandfathers, and so on. I remember traveling around Scotland a few years ago, and chancing upon a small churchyard. Every second gravestone, most … Read More

Axolotl and flatworm genetic codes help solve regeneration riddle - News

Jean Balchin Jan 26, 2018

When I was fourteen years old, I arrived home from school one day to find a large glass tank on my bedside table. Inside this tank was a curious creature, pale pink in colour, just floating there and eyeballing me through the glass. I instantly felt rather uncomfortable. What was this strange animal? Was it an alien? Why was … Read More