fluorescent labels, evolution, genetics & genomics
No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide
Claire Asher | May 31, 2017
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone Itself
Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone Itself
Ruth Williams | May 23, 2017
A fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon. 
Smarty Genes
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Jef Akst | May 18, 2017
Harvesting lab-raised zebrafish based on their size led to differences in the activity of more than 4,000 genes, as well as changes in allele frequencies of those genes, in the fish that remained.
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
<em>Homo naledi</em> Likely Roamed Earth with <em>H. sapiens</em>
Homo naledi Likely Roamed Earth with H. sapiens
Bob Grant | May 9, 2017
New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.