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Diversity Defeats Disease

By Ruth Williams | February 13, 2013

In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.

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Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB

By Nsikan Akpan | February 5, 2013

Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.

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Modeling All Life?

By Ed Yong | January 28, 2013

A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.

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Dogs Adapted to Agriculture

By Ed Yong | January 23, 2013

As wolves became domesticated, their genes adapted to a starch-rich diet of human leftovers.

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Evolution by Splicing

By Ruth Williams | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Conserved Chromatin?

By Ed Yong | December 10, 2012

Archaea packages DNA around histones in a similar way to eukaryotes, suggesting that fitting a large genome into a small space was not the original role of chromatin.

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Beetles Warm BC Forests

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.

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Moss Harbors Foreign Genes

By Ed Yong | October 23, 2012

Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.

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Natural-Born Doctors

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?

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Genomic Methylation Collector

By Beth Marie Mole | October 22, 2012

A parasitic worm accumulates epigenetic DNA tags over its lifetime.  

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