developmental biology, evolution
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Rethinking the Rise of Mammals
Rethinking the Rise of Mammals
Bobby Bascomb | Nov 16, 2015
Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
A Tiny Missing Link?
A Tiny Missing Link?
Bob Grant | Nov 2, 2015
The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Evolution of the Penis
Evolution of the Penis
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2015
A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2015
A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.