origins
Dog Origins Disputed
Dog Origins Disputed
Karen Zusi | Dec 17, 2015
A genomic study suggests that dogs diverged from wolves in Southeast Asia 33,000 years ago, contrary to reports placing their origins elsewhere on the continent.
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2015
A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.
Cancer Kismet
Cancer Kismet
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.
Bacteria Breed Multicellularity?
Hayley Dunning | Aug 15, 2012
A single-celled relative of animals forms colonies when exposed to a bacterial product, hinting at the possible origins of multicellularity.
What lab mice are made of
Megan Scudellari | Jun 3, 2011
The most detailed genetic maps to date of classical lab mouse strains reveal limited genetic diversity and overwhelmingly originate from a single species of domestic mouse, the researchers report.