Regulators of Gene Activity in Animals Are Deeply Conserved
Regulators of Gene Activity in Animals Are Deeply Conserved
Enhancers, short regions of DNA that direct gene expression, of species separated by 700 million years of evolution worked interchangeably, according to a new study.
Regulators of Gene Activity in Animals Are Deeply Conserved
Regulators of Gene Activity in Animals Are Deeply Conserved

Enhancers, short regions of DNA that direct gene expression, of species separated by 700 million years of evolution worked interchangeably, according to a new study.

Enhancers, short regions of DNA that direct gene expression, of species separated by 700 million years of evolution worked interchangeably, according to a new study.

evolutionary biology
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
The same toxin targets different receptors in prey and conspecifics to deliver either a lethal or non-lethal blow.
Y Chromosome from Early Modern Humans Replaced Neanderthal Y
Y Chromosome from Early Modern Humans Replaced Neanderthal Y
Jef Akst | Sep 24, 2020
A selective advantage may have led the modern human Y chromosome to sweep through the Neanderthal population after it was introduced via interbreeding more than 100,000 years ago.
Singing Dogs, Once Thought Extinct, Found in the Wild
Singing Dogs, Once Thought Extinct, Found in the Wild
Lisa Winter | Sep 1, 2020
A new genetic analysis confirms prior sightings in New Guinea.
Genetics Steps In to Help Tell the Story of Human Origins
Genetics Steps In to Help Tell the Story of Human Origins
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 1, 2020
Africa’s sparse fossil record alone cannot reveal our species’ evolutionary history.
Infographic: Meet Your Ancient Ancestors and Relatives in Africa
Infographic: Meet Your Ancient Ancestors and Relatives in Africa
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 1, 2020
Modern human genomes and bones left behind from ancient hominins in Africa tell a complex story about the origins of our species.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2020 issue of The Scientist.
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
Jef Akst | May 12, 2020
A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2020 issue of The Scientist.