multimedia, genetics & genomics, evolution, immunology
Peppered Moths Re-examined
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
The textbook example of Darwinian evolution is tested and confirmed.
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.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
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.
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.
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.
Switching the Bait
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers
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.
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
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.