» reagents, evolution and immunology
By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015
Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.
By Jenny Rood | May 14, 2015
Zebrafish and other vertebrates have the enzymatic machinery to synthesize gadusol, an ultraviolet light-absorbing compound.
By Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015
Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.
By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015
Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.
By Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015
Generation-spanning maps of Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.
By Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
By Bob Grant | May 11, 2015
A 500 million-year-old brain fossil yields clues to the evolution of heads.
By Jenny Rood | May 6, 2015
Fossils of a new species discovered in China suggest birds developed 6 million years earlier than previously thought.
By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.
By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
Researchers describe a small species that may have soared through Jurassic skies on membranous wings like those of bats and flying squirrels.
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