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Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy

By Ruth Williams | February 11, 2016

Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.

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Aging Shrinks Chromosomes

By Ruth Williams | February 5, 2016

A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.

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Schizophrenia and the Synapse

By Ruth Williams | January 27, 2016

Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.

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Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts

By Catherine Offord | January 18, 2016

The insects’ insides provide a favorable environment for outcrossing in domestic and wild yeast strains, scientists show.

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Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 29, 2015

A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  

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Constant Evolution

By Ruth Williams | December 16, 2015

Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.

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Cortical Census

By Ruth Williams | November 26, 2015

Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.

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How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2015

A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.  

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Rethinking the Rise of Mammals

By Bobby Bascomb | November 16, 2015

Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.

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Blood-Gut Barrier

By Ruth Williams | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.

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