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Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 21, 2016

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

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Another Dinosaur with Short Arms Discovered

By Alison F. Takemura | July 14, 2016

Gualicho shinyae evolved small limbs independently of T. rex, researchers report.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2016

An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.

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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By Tanya Lewis | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By Jef Akst | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By Tanya Lewis | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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