Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease

Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.

Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.

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Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019
Rodent and human studies have revealed a multitude of effects starting during gestation and lasting into adulthood.
Infographic: How Macrophage Mitochondria Help Destroy Pathogens
Infographic: How Macrophage Mitochondria Help Destroy Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism whereby macrophages employ their energy-generating organelles to aid in bacterial killing.
Infographic: Controlling Transposons En Masse
Infographic: Controlling Transposons En Masse
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2019
Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2018
These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Dec 1, 2018
The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
How acoustic waves let researchers measure whether, and how firmly, cells are bound to a substrate
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Tips for accommodating students with animal helpers in laboratory courses.