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The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.

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Dragonfly is World-Record Flier

By Bob Grant | March 3, 2016

Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.

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TS Picks: February 29, 2016

By Bob Grant | February 29, 2016

Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law

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Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins

By Bob Grant | September 9, 2015

Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.

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Arctic Expansion

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 2, 2014

Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.

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The Iceman Cometh

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.

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Splitting Hairs

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.

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An Open Invitation

By Aaron Buseh | December 1, 2013

On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research

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In Evolution's Garden

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2013

Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.

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Bridges for UK Water Voles

By Dan Cossins | March 20, 2013

Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.   

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