Faculty of Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Living systems in all their marvellous complexity from man to microbe form the subject matter of the degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences.

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Approximate geographic sampling location of donor (circles) and recipient (diamonds) populations analyzed.

Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...

Published: Mar 24, 2015 5:01:13 PM

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‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes

‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species’ genome. Although minor, these genetic flaws may limit how well future generations can adapt to changing environments.  More...

Published: Mar 24, 2015 9:16:29 AM