Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

oocyte, evolution, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Catherine Offord | Oct 4, 2018
A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2018
With just a molecular nudge, aggregates of embryonic stem cells take shape as a “gastroloid,” bearing the genetic hallmarks and spatial organization of early development.
Image of the Day: Transgenic Axolotl
Image of the Day: Transgenic Axolotl
Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2018
Lineage tracing reveals how cells help the salamanders regrow chopped-off limbs.
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2018
The winner of the 2018 Nikon Small World in Motion video competition shows the development of sensory neurons in a zebrafish embryo.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria&rsquo;s Defenses Against Viruses
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Using his expertise in microbiology and bioinformatics, he is bringing a new understanding to microbial immune systems.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
Alzheimer&rsquo;s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2018
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.