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In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.
Bridges for UK Water Voles
Dan Cossins | Mar 20, 2013
Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 3, 2013
Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.
Mothers-In-Law and Menopause
Hayley Dunning | Aug 23, 2012
Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.
ArXiv Attracts Biologists
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2012
Life scientists are increasingly posting manuscripts to the preprint server, joining the ranks of thousands of physicists.
Surprising Sperm Diversity
Hayley Dunning | Jul 23, 2012
The first genetic comparison of one man’s individual sperm cells uncovers unique genetic shuffling representative of a much bigger population.
Rare Alleles Rise with Population
Megan Scudellari | May 11, 2012
As the human population expands, the number of rare genetic variants has dramatically increased.
Genetics Pioneer Dies
Megan Scudellari | Jan 12, 2012
James Crow, who helped shaped public policy over his 70 year career, passed away last week.