endosymbiosis, genetics & genomics, ecology
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
Climate Conflict of Interest?
Megan Scudellari | Feb 24, 2012
Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Feb 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Fukushima Birds Affected
Sabrina Richards | Feb 9, 2012
Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.
Satellites Spy on Fish Farms
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 8, 2012
Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Casting a Wide Eye
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.