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Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution

By Kate Yandell | November 6, 2014

Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.

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A Tale of Two Genitals

By Bob Grant | November 5, 2014

The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.

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Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2014

Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Takaki Komiyama: Circuit Seeker

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology Section, University of California, San Diego. Age: 35

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The Ever-Transcendent Cell

By John S. Torday | November 1, 2014

Deriving physiologic first principles

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Walking with Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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High-Speed Intracellular Imaging

By Molly Sharlach | October 23, 2014

A new kind of microscopy uses a lattice of light to visualize biological processes with extraordinary spatial and temporal resolution.

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Rapid Evolution in Real Time

By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014

On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.

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