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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By Tracy Vence | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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Research at Micro- and Nanoscales

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2016

From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.  

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Start Making Sense

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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Embryo Watch

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2016

A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.

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Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016

Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.

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