Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer

DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.

DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.

retrovirus, developmental biology, evolution
Image of the Day: Revival
Image of the Day: Revival
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
Salamanders’ and lizards’ tail regeneration depends on the quality of their neural stem cells.
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
CRISPR Can Track Cellular History of a Mammalian Embryo
CRISPR Can Track Cellular History of a Mammalian Embryo
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 10, 2018
Researchers used the genome-editing technology to analyze the development of mouse tissues.
Image of the Day: Single Origin
Image of the Day: Single Origin
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 10, 2018
Despite being made of different materials, zebrafishes’ and land animals’ scales form in a similar process.
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 8, 2018
A new study describes an unusual water harvesting method in plants.
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Shawna Williams | Aug 3, 2018
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Actin rings seal off the ball of cells, aiding in implantation in the uterus. But faults in the process could explain why some pregnancies fail.