Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.

The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.

innovation, genetics & genomics, evolution, ecology
The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
Anna Nowogrodzki | Mar 1, 2019
Researchers are developing an array of techniques for accurately and efficiently inserting genes into DNA.
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2019
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.
Humans Made Tools Atop the Tibetan Plateau More than 30,000 Years Ago
Humans Made Tools Atop the Tibetan Plateau More than 30,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
A finding pushes back the timeline on humankind’s conquest of one of Earth’s harshest environments, and may provide clues about interactions with their hominin relatives.
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
A study on yeast illuminates how insertions may occur.
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2019
The discovery that the adenosine derivative aids self-replication adds weight to the theory that life on Earth originated from a mixture of RNA molecules.
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
The Duke University professor studies the parasite to find a way to thwart infection before it takes hold.
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
When different archaeal species mate, their CRISPR systems interact in ways that may influence their evolution.
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2019
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines.
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.