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Making New Spinal Neurons

By Ed Yong | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.

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Opinion: Confronting Creationism

By Ann Reid and Glenn Branch | February 7, 2014

Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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The Shared Perfumes of Queens

By Ed Yong | January 16, 2014

Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.

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Clocks Versus Rocks

By Ed Yong | January 14, 2014

A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.

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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.

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New Species Abound

By Jef Akst | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species

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Top Genomes of 2013

By Abby Olena | December 26, 2013

What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year

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Top Scientists of 2013

By Tracy Vence | December 25, 2013

The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.

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On The Origin of Flowers

By Ed Yong | December 19, 2013

The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.

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