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Evolutionary Rewiring

By Ruth Williams | February 26, 2015

Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

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How Transposons Shaped Pregnancy

By Kate Yandell | January 29, 2015

A mass migration of mobile regulatory elements increased the expression of thousands of genes in the uterus during the evolution of pregnancy.

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GMO “Kill Switches”

By Kerry Grens | January 21, 2015

Scientists design bacteria reliant upon synthetic amino acids to contain genetically modified organisms.

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Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time

By Jenny Rood | January 19, 2015

Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant lineage pinpoints historical correlations with human events.

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Unraveling H7N9’s History

By Kate Yandell | December 30, 2014

An analysis of stored samples shows that H7N9 precursor H9N2, a virus widespread in chickens, has shown increased fitness in recent years.

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Bird Genomes Abound

By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014

Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds.

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Mosquito Genomes Galore

By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014

Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.

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Virus Protects Mouse Gut

By Tracy Vence | November 19, 2014

A murine norovirus appears to recover some of the functions of commensal bacteria in the guts of germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice.

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When Males Kill Young

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 13, 2014

Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.

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DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | November 11, 2014

Sequencing study reveals low levels of microbes in lab reagents that can create big problems for some microbiome studies.

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