My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior.
My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?

Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior.

Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior.

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China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2019
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR
Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR
Catherine Offord | May 5, 2016
Researchers develop a technique to direct chromosome recombination with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing high-resolution genetic mapping of phenotypic traits in yeast.
Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions
Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 29, 2015
A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.
Head Scratchers
Head Scratchers
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2014
Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.
Defining a Tasty Tomato
Sabrina Richards | May 29, 2012
Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.