genetics

Aug 13, 2015

When Fruit Flies Get Sick, Their Offspring Become More Diverse

When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, says an NC State biologist.

Jan 13, 2016  |  Honors and Awards

Mackay Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

Trudy Mackay receives one of the world's most prestigious awards for academic achievement, a Wolf Prize.

Feb 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA Is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

Researchers from NC State have helped develop a new imaging technique that provides a better look at the inner workings of chromosomes.

May 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Database Helps Researchers Connect Environmental Exposures to Health Effects

A new database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.

Jun 16, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

The Fly Whisperer

Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.

Feb 21, 2017  |  Biological Sciences

Finding Her Path

NC State junior Christina LaMaire credits the Goodnight Scholars Program — and the opportunities it provides — with changing her life.

Oct 3, 2016  |  Honors and Awards

NC State Geneticist Receives NSF CAREER Award

Nadia Singh, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

Apr 27, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Geneticist Mackay Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair

This is the latest honor for the prominent geneticist, who won the prestigious international Wolf Prize in 2016.

Jun 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene.

Aug 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

NC State Receives DARPA Funding to Develop, Test Gene Drive System

A grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will help NC State geneticists study ways to maintain and protect ecosystem biodiversity.