Topic: Genes

Biologist searches for the genetic building blocks of social behavior across species

May 10, 2010

For Hans Hofmann, the quest for the genetic building blocks of human behavior begins with a small fish.

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Scientists Find More Influences on Inherited Traits

March 19, 2010

Researchers have looked deeper into the makeup of DNA to get clues about why people might have different colors of hair or eyes, why some are taller or heavier and why some are more susceptible to certain diseases.

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Tanya Paull Becomes HHMI Investigator, First for University of Texas at Austin Professor

May 29, 2008

Biologist Tanya Paull has become the first faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator, joining 55 of the nation's most creative biomedical scientists in this year's group.

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When She's Turned On, Some of Her Genes Turn Off

Dec. 11, 2007

When a female is attracted to a male, entire suites of genes in her brain turn on and off, show biologists from The University of Texas at Austin studying swordtail fish.

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