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Evolutionary Biology

Genetics of insomnia: Scientists use variant-to-gene mapping to prove gene Pig-Q is associated with sleep regulation

Texas A&M biologist collaborates with colleagues from University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

War of the roses: How to save an industry with plants that resist two common-but-devastating diseases

Rose rosette disease hampers U.S. production; black spot disease damages field-grown roses globally

Hagler Institute announces its largest class of new fellows: 14

Class of 2022-23 includes a Nobel Prize recipient and multiple National Academies-level scholars, plus a distinguished lecturer

Yellow or pink? Why Darwin’s finches grow beaks in two colors as nestlings

Team from A&M, Uppsala and Princeton publish their findings in the journal Current Biology
Chemical Engineering

Switch on, switch off: With tweaking, bacteria can fix misfiring genes

Lab-engineered E. coli can generate genetic products that suppress certain traits in roundworms, study says

Insect songs are ‘complex acts of communication,’ entomologist says

Sounds created by crickets, katydids, grasshoppers have evolved over 350 million years

Encore for singing dogs? Discovery could save species from extinction

New genetic information could spark conservation program for New Guinea’s special canines
Biomedical Sciences

Scientific team reconstructs origins of Y chromosome in Atlantic herring

New study finds the male-specific region contains only three genes

Chickens and pigeons share mutation for feathered feet, researchers find

Parallel evolution is responsible for two in-common genes, study says