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Summary The Animal and Plant Sciences is one of the leading research departments for whole-organism biology in the UK. The department research projects in locations from the Polar Regions to the tropics, at scales from within cells up to entire ecosystems. Through our research we aim both to understand the fundamental processes that drive biological...

The dysregulated pathway that drives us low and high

Bipolar disorder refers to a chronic condition that consists of mood swings between two different mood poles, the high pole (mania) and the low pole (depression). In the course of their illness, bipolar patients may endure an increase in the frequency and severity of symptoms termed progression. Inflammation is the most potent biological mechanism to explain...

Unraveling the compositional architecture of mammalian genomes

For the past four decades the compositional organization of the mammalian genome posed a formidable challenge to molecular evolutionists attempting to explain it from an evolutionary perspective. We have carried the most detailed analyses to describe mammalian genome composition thus far. We debunked the “isochore theory,” which argues that the genome consists of long...

A new tool: Geographic Population Structure (GPS) infers biogeographical origin down to home village from your DNA

  In 2014, Elhaik and colleagues published the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool in Nature Communications. GPS is the most accurate tool for predicting the geographic origin of world populations up to the past 1000 years. For example, the authors have demonstrated the accuracy of their tool using Oceanian islanders and Sardinian villagers. The...

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