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Image of the Day
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2015 issue of
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2015
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
Why, Oh Y?
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015
A toothpick and a bit of chance shaped David Page’s career, which he has dedicated to understanding the mammalian Y chromosome and fetal germ cell development.
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.
Unraveling H7N9’s History
Kate Yandell | Dec 30, 2014
An analysis of stored samples shows that H7N9 precursor H9N2, a virus widespread in chickens, has shown increased fitness in recent years.
Molly Sharlach | Dec 18, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Iron-Ferrying Protein Impedes Pathogens
Molly Sharlach | Dec 15, 2014
Meningitis-causing bacteria exerted strong evolutionary pressure on an iron-binding protein in primates, a study shows.
Bird Genomes Abound
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2014
Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds.
Evolution in Oil Droplets
Bob Grant | Dec 9, 2014
For the first time, researchers have mimicked biological evolution using chemicals instead of living organisms.