Jet Lag Linked to the Lhx1 Gene

Jet Lag Linked to the Lhx1 Gene

Jet lag was linked to a single gene, specifically the Lhx1 gene, in a recent study. The significance of this discovery is that it offers a strategy for treatments of sleep disorders and jet lag problems that many people suffer from when travelling. The Lhx1 gene has been called a master gene responsible for controlling […]

Insect With Smallest Genome Spends Most of Its Life Frozen in Antarctica

Insect With Smallest Genome Spends Most of Its Life Frozen in Antarctica

The Antarctic midge lives most of its life frozen, and it was just discovered that it has the smallest genome of all insects tested to date. The insect’s small genome may be a result of living in the extreme conditions of Antarctica. The Antarctic midge, officially known as Belgica antarctica, is the only insect known […]

New Book on Race: Population Geneticists Write Letter to NY Times to Refute

New Book on Race: Population Geneticists Write Letter to NY Times to Refute

A new book on the evolution of human races has been published recently and population geneticists have written a letter to the New York Times to refute the contentions of the author. The book is titled A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History and the author is Nicolas Wade. It has been reported that […]