Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers

Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.

Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.

alternative splicing, ecology, evolution, microbiology
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Amy Schleunes | Jan 23, 2020
The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Amy Schleunes | Jan 22, 2020
Evolution imbued ants with an agriculture strategy that optimizes food rewards.
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Amy Schleunes | Jan 17, 2020
A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Emily Makowski | Jan 16, 2020
Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2020
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
Amy Schleunes | Jan 13, 2020
Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients.
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020
The way in which mRNA transcripts are cut can influence the elasticity of the organ.
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The invertebrate predators prey on and lay their eggs near emerging tadpoles, potentially threatening the conservation of endangered frogs, researchers find.
Alternative Splicing Provides a Broad Menu of Proteins for Cells
Alternative Splicing Provides a Broad Menu of Proteins for Cells
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020
It’s now clear that gene transcripts can be constructed in various ways, yet many questions remain about the process.