Tagged: Tamsin Jones

Are newly evolved genes as important as ancient ones? - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Mar 18, 2011

by Tamsin Jones. We share about 70% of our genes with fruit flies. Those 70% are old, ancient genes, that were present in the common ancestor of flies and humans. We share many, many genes with most animals, and these conserved genes are thought to be the ones controlling all those really important processes necessary for … Read More

Gene Futures – Kathryn McRae - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Sep 09, 2010

Tamsin Jones, Laboratory for Evolution and Development What do you do with a degree in Genetics? This series of posts is about people who have studied genetics, about why they study genetics, and what they plan to do in the future. Kathryn McRae Our first guest is Kathryn McRae, who is studying for her … Read More

Cedric the Tasmanian devil dies of Devil Facial Tumour Disease - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Sep 08, 2010

Tamsin Jones, Laboratory for Evolution and Development Last week a Tasmanian devil named Cedric passed away. He was 6 years old, which is the average lifespan of a Tasmanian devil; however, his death was reported internationally. Why? His cause of death was the devil facial tumour disease, a nasty transmissible cancer that has caused the rapid decline of … Read More