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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.


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Seasonal Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2015

Gene expression varies not only during the day but also throughout the year, a study shows.


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TS Picks: May 12, 2015

By Tracy Vence | May 12, 2015

Harnessing rare, natural HIV immunity; face recognition in monkeys; undergraduate genomicists


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Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates

By Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015

Generation-spanning maps of Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.


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The Rise of Heads

By Bob Grant | May 11, 2015

A 500 million-year-old brain fossil yields clues to the evolution of heads.


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TS Picks: May 7, 2015

By Tracy Vence | May 7, 2015

Genetics & genomics edition


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Oldest Ancestor of Modern Birds Found

By Jenny Rood | May 6, 2015

Fossils of a new species discovered in China suggest birds developed 6 million years earlier than previously thought.

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Mouse Mind Control

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Winged Dino Found?

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

Researchers describe a small species that may have soared through Jurassic skies on membranous wings like those of bats and flying squirrels.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated


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