The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.
July 17, 2014|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Covering the life sciences inside and out
July 10, 2014|
Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence.
June 25, 2014|
E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.
June 19, 2014|
An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.
May 29, 2014|
Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.
March 5, 2014|
Adipose fins, long considered vestigial, may have evolved multiple times as a key adaptation in some fish, study finds.
February 7, 2014|
Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.
January 23, 2014|
An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.
January 16, 2014|
Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.