UAMS researcher aids in study of ‘selfish gene’

April 21, 2015

The foundation of genetics is still planted in Gregor Johann Mendel’s 19th-century experiments with peas. Through those experiments, our fundamental rules of genetic heredity were established.

But one researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is contributing to work that may challenge some of the long-held rules of heredity.

Alison Harrill, assistant professor at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has contributed data to a study that focuses on the genes that ignore the usual laws of heredity.

Read the rest here: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/apr/21/uams-researcher-aids-study-selfish-gene/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s