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Bridgett vonHoldt is exploring genetic factors that help explain why dogs connect so well with humans

Catherine Zandonella and the Office of the Dean for Research have posted a video on the development of a DNA test to determine your... Read more


Princeton geneticist, Bridgett vonHoldt, solves long-standing finch beak mystery

Bridgett vonHoldt, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, branched out from her usual field of canine genetics to tackle a bird... Read more


Bee social or buzz off: Study, led by Sarah Kocher, links genes to social behaviors, including autism

“Bees have complex social behaviors, and with this species of bee, we can directly compare individuals that live in social groups to those that don’t live in social groups,” said Sarah... Read more


Murphy and Troyanskaya lead team to produce new resources for C. elegans research

Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have... Read more


Bonnie Bassler receives Schering Prize for discovering bacterial communication

Schering Stiftung announced Monday, Sept. 3, that they were awarding the 2018 Ernst Schering Prize to molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler for her pioneering work on bacterial quorum... Read more


Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct ‘hobbits’

Two pygmy populations on the same tropical island. One went extinct tens of thousands of years ago; the other still lives there. Are they related? It’s a simple question that took years to answer. As no one has been able to... Read more


Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues

In a development with implications for better understanding disease, researchers have created a computational system to predict the effect that mutations in noncoding DNA — sections that don’t produce proteins — have on tissues... Read more


Researchers apply computing power to track the spread of cancer

Princeton researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which... Read more


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