We tend to think of an organism’s genetic code as monolithic and isolated, but nature is actually very leaky. Genes can move around, be duplicated, and even end up in completely different organisms. […]
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gene duplications are arguably the driving force of organismal evolution ? and if they survive, such duplicate genes will diverge in both regulatory and coding genomic regions. Coding divergences, in turn, can be ca...
For the first time a virus that targets bacteria has been found to have genes lifted from non-bacterial cells – those of the black widow spider
Some claim that North America's famed monarch butterfly is a natural genetically modified organism owing to the transfer of wasp genes by tamed viruses
Heavy drinking can change the brain to make cravings worse. Can gene therapy change it back?