Posts Tagged ‘genetics’

About Those Red Tomatoes

From the LA Times: But the new study, published this week in Science, found that the mutation that leads to the uniform appearance of most store-bought tomatoes has an unintended consequence: It disrupts the production of a protein responsible for the fruit’s production of sugar. So can we go back to ugly looking but good […]

Common Ancestor For Blue-Eyed People

All blue-eyed people can be traced to a common ancestor in the Black Sea region about 10,000 years ago. An absolutely amazing discovery. Genetics is just starting to be cracked. We’ll be learning a lot about the history of humanity as well as disease in the coming years.