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Opinion: Archaea Is Our Evolutionary Sister, Not Mother

By Patrick Forterre, Violette Da Cunha, and Morgan Gaia | June 1, 2018

The ancient organisms appear to be more closely related to eukaryotes than previously appreciated.

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Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links

By Jacqueline R. Dillard and David F. Westneat | August 1, 2016

Why does cooperation evolve most often in monogamous animals?

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Digesting Dietary Data

By Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | June 1, 2014

Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?

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Ancient Life in the Information Age

By Aaron David Goldman | March 1, 2014

What can bioinformatics and systems biology tell us about the ancestor of all living things?

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How, If, and Why Species Form

By Axel G. Rossberg, Tim Rogers, and Alan J. McKane | November 1, 2013

Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.

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Putting the Men in Menopause

By Jon Stone | September 1, 2013

Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?

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Why Women Lose Fertility

By Daniel Levitis and Alan Cohen | September 1, 2013

Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging.

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By Tom Curran | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.

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First, Do No Harm…

By Jim Woodgett | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?

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