genetically modified, evolution, genetics & genomics
New Species of 2016
New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
From a new Tyrannosaurus and many other dinosaurs to all of the living species named this year, researchers continue to chip away at the planet’s unknown biodiversity.
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A look at some of the species named this year
Study: There Are Twice as Many Bird Species as Previously Estimated
Study: There Are Twice as Many Bird Species as Previously Estimated
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 14, 2016
Standard taxonomy lumps together bird species that should be separate, a new study suggests, raising the total number of estimated species from 9,000 to 18,000.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2016
iPSCs created through the reprogramming of human somatic cells retain genomic marks of the donor’s age.
Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Abby Olena | Dec 8, 2016
Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.
A Tale of Two Tails
A Tale of Two Tails
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 7, 2016
An analysis of ancient fish fossils suggests that mammalian and fish tails are fundamentally different structures, each with unique evolutionary histories.
Trumping Science: Part II
Trumping Science: Part II
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2016
As Inauguration Day nears, scientists and science advocates are voicing their unease with the Trump Administration’s potential effects on research.
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
The Harvard professor is pursuing fundamental questions about autophagy, protein homeostasis, and other cellular processes, and he’s always on the lookout for his next new topic.
Distantly Related Conifers Share a Surprising Number of Cold-Tolerance Genes
Distantly Related Conifers Share a Surprising Number of Cold-Tolerance Genes
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
Spruce and pine and have relied on similar genetic toolkits for climate adaptation despite millions of years of evolution.