evolution, developmental biology
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Kate Yandell | Nov 6, 2014
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
A Tale of Two Genitals
A Tale of Two Genitals
Bob Grant | Nov 5, 2014
The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 23, 2014
On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.
Ancient Sex
Ancient Sex
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 19, 2014
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.
New Genes = New Archaea?
New Genes = New Archaea?
Molly Sharlach | Oct 15, 2014
Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.