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Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.

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Ancient Viruses as Gene Therapy Vectors

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 31, 2015

Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference.

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Behavior Brief

By Tracy Vence | July 27, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?

By Jef Akst | July 27, 2015

The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.

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Evolution of Kin Discrimination

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 6, 2015

A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.

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Of Dogs and Men

By Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015

Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.

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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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Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2015

A study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous group estimated.

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