February 13, 2017 | Research News
Old into new: Geneticists track the evolution of parenting
University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring-it also rewires the parents' brain.
May 20, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist receives $1.1 million to study how plants will respond to climate change
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.
February 22, 2016 | Research News
Researchers trace peanut crop back to its Bolivian roots
Researchers at the University of Georgia, working with the International Peanut Genome Initiative, have discovered that a wild plant from Bolivia is a "living relic" of the prehistoric origins of the cultivated peanut species.
January 19, 2016 | Research News
UGA scientists using $5 million grant to combat invasive weed Johnsongrass
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world.
November 3, 2015 | Research News
Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males in flight
Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and researchers from the University of Georgia have now come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.
October 8, 2015 | Research News
Beetles provide clues about the genetic foundations of parenthood
A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has identified many of the genetic changes that take place in burying beetles as they assume the role of parent. Their findings, published recently in the journal Nature Communications, may provide clues about the fundamental genetics of parenthood in insects and other animals.
October 1, 2015 | Research News
Blueprints for limbs encoded in the snake genome
When researchers at the University of Georgia examined the genome of several different snake species, they found something surprising. Embedded in reptiles' genetic code was DNA that, in most animals, controls the development and growth of limbs—a strange feature for creatures that are famous for their long, legless bodies and distinctive slither.