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Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity

By Ruth Williams | October 9, 2014

Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.

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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.

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Heritable Histones

By Ruth Williams | September 18, 2014

Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.

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Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms

By Ruth Williams | September 11, 2014

Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.

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Genome Digest

By Molly Sharlach | September 10, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Behavior Brief

By Molly Sharlach | September 5, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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Next Generation: See-through Mice

By Ruth Williams | July 31, 2014

An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.

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Prepped for the Long Sleep

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 30, 2014

Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

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Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing

By Kate Yandell | July 23, 2014

Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.

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