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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Self-cloning Coral

By | March 1, 2012

Coral embryos broken apart by waves can continue developing into adult clones.

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Coral Clones

By | March 1, 2012

The colorful and fragile start to the life of a living reef

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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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Preserving Endangered Gametes

By | March 1, 2012

Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.

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Snake Tales

By | March 1, 2012

An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.

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Test-Tube Zoo Babies

By | March 1, 2012

A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.

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Long Live the Y

By | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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