dementia, genetics & genomics, ecology
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Passing On Stress
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Wet Weather Stymies Insects
Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012
The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.
How Prawns Lure Prey
Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012
Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012
Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.
Rare Alleles Rise with Population
Megan Scudellari | May 11, 2012
As the human population expands, the number of rare genetic variants has dramatically increased.
Ocean Plastic Aid Insects
Cristina Luiggi | May 10, 2012
Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.
Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power
Sabrina Richards | May 7, 2012
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.