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Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes
Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.
Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes
Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes

Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.

Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.

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Sea Snake “Attacks” Are Cases of Mistaken Identity: Study
Christie Wilcox | Aug 19, 2021
The Scientist spoke to marine biologist Tim Lynch, who dusted off 25-year-old data from his PhD to figure out why olive sea snakes approach divers so often. He says the animals, especially the males, likely confuse people for potential mates.
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2017
The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.