genetic manipulation, evolution, neuroscience
Indiana’s Creationism Bill a No-Go?
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 6, 2012
Support for legislation that would allow creationism and other religious views to be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms wanes in the state’s House of Representatives.
Sex, Deconstructed
Megan Scudellari | Feb 2, 2012
Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.
Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 2, 2012
Origin of life theories from a wide range of religions may be taught alongside evolution in the state.
What the Brain Hears
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.
There and Back Again
Sabrina Richards | Feb 1, 2012
A new study estimates the number of generations necessary to evolve from mouse-sized to elephantine, and shows that it’s quicker to get small.
Killing with Kindness
Killing with Kindness
Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | Feb 1, 2012
Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food
Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism
Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath | Feb 1, 2012
In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.
Ready for Prime Time
Ready for Prime Time
Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | Feb 1, 2012
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.