Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

BRCA1, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology, ecology, evolution
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Jef Akst | Feb 12, 2019
If the structures identified in a 2.1-billion-year-old rock are really signs of burrowing organisms, it would push back the earliest known mobile organisms by 1.5 billion years.
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019
Pancreatic cells associated with cancer resemble celestial bodies as revealed by microscopy.
“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support
“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support
Ashley Yeager | Feb 7, 2019
New studies suggest forebears’ age and physical proximity matter when it comes to their grandkids’ survival.
Image of the Day: Light Show
Image of the Day: Light Show
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 7, 2019
Sea fireflies spew a mucus with a chemical glow to lure mates and avoid being eaten.
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2019
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Emma Yasinski | Feb 1, 2019
The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
With genetic tweaks, researchers can coax corn and other cereals to take in more iron, but sometimes the plants rebel.