Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled

Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled

Ray-finned fish that make up 96% of all the fish include eels, catfish, tarpon, tuna, trout, herring and salmon. They began to dominate oceans and freshwater habitats at a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Among such fish that inhabit coral reefs, sex depends on their size. An interesting exception is the clownfish which liveRead more about Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled[…]

Genes that make us human, make us ill

Genes that make us human, make us ill

The specific regions of human genome known as human accelerated regions (HARs) contain genes that shape complex social and cognitive behaviours, setting humans apart from chimpanzees, their closest kin, during evolution. However, little is known about the potential effects of genetic mutations that accumulate in those genome regions. The HARs have been found to containRead more about Genes that make us human, make us ill[…]