Primate evolution in the fast lane: Mechanism discovered that creates ‘clusters of mutations’ that affect traits

The pace of evolution is typically measured in millions of years, as random, individual mutations accumulate over generations, but researchers at Cornell and Bar-Ilan Universities have uncovered a new mechanism for mutation in primates that is rapid, coordinated, and aggressive. The discovery raises questions about the accuracy of using the more typical mutation process as […]

Eating green could be in your genes

Media note: Short videos explaining the research, as well as graphics and the paper can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/veggie-genes Researchers are available for interviews in Mandarin and Hebrew. ITHACA, N.Y. – Could there be a vegetarian gene? Cornell University researchers have found evidence of a genetic variation – called an allele – that has evolved […]