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A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.

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Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

By Alison F. Takemura | July 28, 2016

Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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Revered Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | April 27, 2016

Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.

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Neanderthal-Human Hybrid Unearthed

By Bob Grant | June 22, 2015

DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of a modern human found in Europe contains Neanderthal genes.

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Finch Findings

By Jenny Rood | February 12, 2015

Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.

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Sexless Hook-Up

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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Monkey See, Monkey Don’t

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2014

Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.

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GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce

By Bob Grant | May 30, 2013

Genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which could soon become the first transgenic animal sold as food in the U.S., can breed with wild brown trout to produce a GM hybrid.

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The Polar Bear’s Prehistoric Past

By Ed Yong | July 23, 2012

Genomic analyses reveal that the polar bear evolved between 4 and 5 million years ago, far earlier than previous studies had estimated.

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Burgers and Flies

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012

Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.

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