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Tiliqua rugosa, sleepy lizard, on reddish soil in western Australia
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System

Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.

Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.

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Lizard on glass tank
Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails
Chloe Tenn | Nov 5, 2021 | 4 min read
Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019 | 3 min read
The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”
albino lizard hatchling
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019 | 2 min read
Scientists injected unfertilized anole lizard eggs with CRISPR-Cas9 to produce albino offspring.
Image of the Day: Geckos on the Run
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 7, 2018 | 1 min read
Surface slapping and side-to-side swinging let geckos sprint across water.
Image of the Day: Revival
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018 | 1 min read
Salamanders’ and lizards’ tail regeneration depends on the quality of their neural stem cells.
Lizards’ Green Blood Evolved Four Times
Kerry Grens | May 16, 2018 | 2 min read
The uncommon hue is present in skinks that aren’t closely related, but the advantage of the odd trait remains anyone’s guess.  
Image of the Day: Four Eyes
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 3, 2018 | 1 min read
Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.
Image of the Day: Overkill
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Oct 6, 2017 | 1 min read
The Sakishima habu (pitviper; Protobothrops elegans) can compensate for inept traits in the chemical composition of its venom by overdosing its prey.
Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in Lizards
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017 | 3 min read
Bacterial differences after three-month temperature hikes, modeled after global warming predictions, were evident one year later, a study found.
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2015 | 2 min read
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | 1 min read
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Behavior Brief
Abby Olena, PhD | Jan 29, 2014 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Feb 21, 2012 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names
Hannah Waters | Feb 16, 2012 | 1 min read
Researchers discovered four mini chameleon species in Madagascar that are fighting to survive.
Behavior Brief
Hannah Waters | Jan 31, 2012 | 4 min read
A roundup of recent studies in behavior research
Behavior brief
Megan Scudellari | Jun 8, 2011 | 3 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.
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