Monogamous Species Share Deep Genetic Similarities

NSP Faculty in the News: Gene Robinson, Director, Institute for Genomic Biology and Swanlund Chair of Entomology

GENETICS: Gizmodo(Sydney, Jan. 10) – Monogamy may have a telltale signature of gene activity, according to a study by two researchers at the University of Texas, Austin. “This group of scientists took a very novel approach by comparing disparate species who show monogamy, not making any assumptions about whether they evolved monogamy separately or inherited it,” says Gene Robinson, the paper’s editor and the director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois.