Night owls have a variant gene that messes up the internal body clock of humans that is why they have irregular sleeping patterns.
Researchers tied different college majors to sleeping preferences, suggesting that sleeping-types lead to specific college majors.
It goes against everything our parents have told us, but new research on teenagers suggest that those who burn the midnight oil are more likely to be healthier, wealthier and wiser than early risers.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.