How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not
How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not
Wing development in females is environmentally controlled, but in males, an insertion on the sex chromosome appears to dictate whether the insects grow wings, according to a study.
How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not
How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not

Wing development in females is environmentally controlled, but in males, an insertion on the sex chromosome appears to dictate whether the insects grow wings, according to a study.

Wing development in females is environmentally controlled, but in males, an insertion on the sex chromosome appears to dictate whether the insects grow wings, according to a study.

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Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.
Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
The accumulation of zombie-like cells seems to accelerate aging and promote aging-related disease. Researchers are trying to figure out how.
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Randi Hagerman | Sep 1, 2019
Despite a solid understanding of the biological basis of fragile X syndrome, researchers have struggled to develop effective treatments.
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2019
Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 28, 2019
A neurologist by training, Stefánsson founded Iceland-based deCODE Genetics to explore what the human genome can tell us about disease and our species’ evolution.
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 31, 2019
Autophagy may keep cell division in check to help protect against cancer-causing DNA damage.
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 24, 2019
Genetic mutations create lab mice with unusually long and short tails.
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 16, 2019
Researchers hacked the genetic machinery of E. coli to make them glow and identify proteins linked to cancer.