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Wolf-Coyote-Dog hybrids are being found in much of the U.S., but not in the Western U.S.

In order to resolve a debate over the history and origin of various Wolf populations in the U.S., researchers turned to genetic analysis. In recently published research, the scientists used molecular genetic techniques to look at over 48,000 markers throughout the full genome. The study showed a gradient...

Transgenerational Epigenetic Effects Demonstrated in Animals to Occur From a Variety of Pollutants

Prior posts have discussed the interplay between DNA, the various forms of RNA, and proteins regarding gene "expression"; prior posts have also noted the process of methylation of genes [see Wikipedia - Methylation ], which often reflects the interface between life's experiences and genetic...

More Studies are Focusing on the Types of Bacteria that are Part of all Humans

Prior posts have noted that a) for every 1 human cell there are 10 bacteria in or on our bodies; b) these bacteria are key to the digestion of our food, production of necessary nutrients, and disease prevention; c) the nature of our diet influences the make-up of bacterial colonies in our GI tract; d...